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  • Alsace – king of all whites

    Alsace – king of all whites

    Summer is here and, as usual, my love of red wine hibernates for the hot months. That does not mean that the flow of great red wine stops, but I just feel that the high temperatures are not conducive to showing reds at their best. Inevitably I...

  • Bunker is now wine cellar

    Bunker is now wine cellar

    A once top-secret bunker hidden in the lush hills of Hong Kong, China, has been turned into a wine cellar. The historic World War II munitions storage facility was the last Allied holdout on the island before its surrender to Japanese forces in...

  • New indigenous red released

    New indigenous red released

    The winemakers at Emmanuel Delicata have for years endeavoured to produce a good, full-flavoured red wine from the indigenous Maltese red grape variety Ġellewża. So far, only rosé wines have been produced from this unique, juicy grape variety at...

  • ‘Smart’ wine to be unveiled

    Last year Diageo launched a prototype ‘smart’ whisky bottle, developed using Thin Film technology, which uses extremely thin, electronic sensors that can tell if a bottle has been opened and where it is in the supply chain, and allow brands to...

  • Eastern aspirations

    Eastern aspirations

    OkuramaDragonara Road,St Julian’sTel: 2785 5888 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 A valid tip for drivers everywhere would be to start by making one’s intentions clear, and then to committing to the action. For...

  • Happy beach feast

    Happy beach feast

    Towels, suntan lotion, sunshades, folding chairs, buckets and spades – all vitally important for a day on the beach – and so too is food! Unless you’re going the whole hog and taking all the paraphernalia for a barbecue and a ‘sit-down’ meal, I...

  • Good beer, music and food

    Good beer, music and food

    The 35th edition of the Farsons Beer Festival kicks off on Friday at Ta’ Qali National Park, offering a varied music programme with local and international artists, accompanied by a wide selection of award-winning brews and a mix of slow and fast...

  • Innovative summer menu

    Innovative summer menu

    Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel and Spa recently hosted its key business partners to a relaxed evening at La Bajja rooftop terrace to celebrate the start of the summer season. Guests were presented with an innovative menu of sweet and savoury...

  • New frozen foods

    Amadori, a brand of fresh poultry products produced by one of Italy’s largest agro-food companies, has recently expanded its offering to include frozen foods. Using 100 per cent Italian poultry meat, Amadori offers high-quality products, putting...

  • Extra virgin olive oil introduced in Malta

    An extra virgin olive oil, produced by Agribio-Evo, an organisation operating in the territory of Squillace-Biorgia, Calabria, was introduced at the Italo-Maltese Chamber of Commerce. The oil is produced by cold pressing within 24 hours of...

  • Malta’s first catering school

    Malta’s first catering school

    Malta’s first catering school opened 50 years ago. One of its first students, Michael Scicluna, shares some memories with Stephanie Fsadni. When Malta became independent in 1964, a slew of foreign journalists came over to our shores to cover the...

  • Top chefs change places in worldwide kitchen swap

    Top chefs change places in worldwide kitchen swap

    David Kinch, chef-owner of Manresa in Los Gatos in California, prepared dinner in a kitchen at Narisawa in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Narisawa owner Yoshihiro Narisawa was cooking at Attica in Melbourne. Kinch and Narisawa were among a collective of 37 top...

  • Delicata celebrating 100 awards

    Delicata celebrating 100 awards

    Emmanuel Delicata, Malta’s fourth generation family-run winery, has achieved a historic milestone by accomplishing the significant feat of being awarded over 100 international awards for its wines over a span of 20 years. The 100 awards include...

  • Embracing sin

    Embracing sin

    Ed eats Dolci Peccati268, Tower RoadSliemaTel: 2702 3202 Food: 7/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 You surely know someone in your circle of friends who will manage to turn any fragment of a conversation into a naughty...

  • Rustic feast for Bastille Day

    Rustic feast for Bastille Day

    Let’s help out the French and celebrate their national holiday this week with some good food. Even after the French gastronomic meal was inscribed on the Unesco list of Intangible World Cultural Heritage five years ago, their Ministry of Culture...

  • Food app to make life easier

    Food app to make life easier

    Vivian Corporation Ltd has launched an app called Buon Appetito during an event at Etienne’s Kitchen and Yacht Lounge in Vittoriosa. Guests, including members of trade, the media and consumers, were invited to taste food and drinks imported by the...

  • British classics with a fun twist

    British classics with a fun twist

    M&S is celebrating British food with its biggest launch of new dishes outside Christmas. Its novel range of food and drink products include 21st century twists on British classics. A 40-strong team of M&S experts have been working on the range for...

  • Cooking for a good cause in Italy

    Cooking for a good cause in Italy

    Hotel Phoenicia’s executive chef Saul Halevi was invited to participate in Festa Vico in Italy, a gastronomy event that combines renowned chefs with great causes and raises substantial amounts of money for charity and children in need. Festa Vico...

  • TripAdivsor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for The Palace

    TripAdivsor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame for The Palace

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has welcomed The Palace hotel in Sliema to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This award is granted to those businesses that have been awarded the certificate of excellence for five years in a...

  • Five-star wine festival prize

    Five-star wine festival prize

    In just under four weeks’ time, the popular Delicata Classic Wine Festival will get under way at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. For the occasion, Delicata is holding a VIP prize draw, through which one could win a fantastic night out on...

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