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  • No more than a sports bar

    No more than a sports bar

    Pet’s plates The LondonerLaguna Walk, Smart City,KalkaraTel: 2180 1567 Food: 5/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 5/10 What on earth am I doing at Smart City, at midday, at the height of summer and on a Sunday of all days? I have...

  • Crazy wine prices

    Crazy wine prices

    Recent studies have shown that the most expensive wine in the world is Henri Jayer’s Richbourg Grand Cru, with an average price for an average vintage and one normal 75cl bottle at €13,500! The research was carried out by a web search engine...

  • Two bronze medals for Lord Chambray at International Beer Challenge 2015

    Two bronze medals for Lord Chambray at International Beer Challenge 2015

    Lord Chambray brewery in Xewkija received two bronze medals at the International Beer Challenge 2015, held in the UK: one was for Blue Lagoon and the other for Fungus Rock. Competing in the Wheat Beers section, Blue Lagoon was among 11 such beers...

  • Online shopping made easier

    Online shopping made easier

    MaltaSupermarket.com has upgraded its website to provide customers with a more user-friendly shopping experience. The new website has been improved from the selection process right through to the add-to-cart and checkout process, with the design...

  • Lead-free food containers

    Lead-free food containers

    Established over 25 years ago, Sistema produces a range of designer food storage containers, lunch boxes and drink bottles. Its extensive range is founded on a simple premise: that customers want well-made, beautifully designed, food-safe and...

  • Annual online restaurant survey

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants is carrying out an online survey in September to determine which 150 restaurants are to be included in the next issue of the guide. Participants have to log on to www.restaurantsmalta.com to rate...

  • In the pink at Delicata

    In the pink at Delicata

    Last week the very first Malta-grown red grapes hand-harvested from the 2015 vintage rolled into the Delicata winery; not for red wine making but for rosé. Normally, if the winemaker wants to make a robust, concentrated, full-bodied red wine out...

  • Summer spices

    Summer spices

    Apart from tomatoes, and sea salt of course, this time of year brings very few harvests. And while we eat our fill of tomatoes in every possible guise, sometimes one wants a meal that does not revolve around the ubiquitous fruit, however cool and...

  • Floundering in the shallows

    Floundering in the shallows

    Ed Eats Mambo Beach ClubTriq RamletL-ArmierTel: 7738 2359 Food: 4/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 At this time of year, I normally try to escape to a cooler climate for a short while. This year I stayed put. I even had a few...

  • Eat ice cream for a good cause

    Eat ice cream for a good cause

    Galaxy ice cream is running a campaign to help fight breast cancer by raising funds for the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation Malta. The voluntary organisation lobbies for better services and treatment for breast cancer patients and strives to...

  • Drink beer and shop for free

    Cisk has teamed up with Papaya Electronic Money to bring consumers 50 Cisk branded prepaid cards, each worth €500 which can be used at over 60 outlets located at The Point Shopping Mall, Tigné. Four cards are up for grabs every week until October 23.

  • Say cheese!

    Say cheese!

    Cheese 2015, the international biennial event dedicated to milk in all its shapes and forms, is to be held in Bra, Italy, home of the Slow Food movement,from September 18 to 21. Hundreds of producers from Italy and abroad will present their wares...

  • Gary Lineker looks back to bad hair days

    Gary Lineker has turned back the clock to sport his iconic 1980s football look – semi-mullet and all. Luckily though, his drastic fashion transformation is all for show. To celebrate a new crisp campaign he’s revived iconic fashion styles covering...

  • Delicata’s event in Gozo is back

    Delicata’s event in Gozo is back

    In seven days’ time, Delicata’s 13th Classic Wine Festival will get under way in the heart of Gozo’s viticultural area, Nadur, in celebration of the closing weeks of the Maltese and Gotland grape harvest. Over 20 DOKO and IGT quality wines from...

  • Marnisi under the stars

    Marsovin is celebrating the start of the grape harvest for this year’s vintage with a wine-tasting event at its Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk tomorrow and Friday from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast will give visitors the...

  • Backyard barbecues

    Backyard barbecues

    The barbecue season is now in full swing. Flames flicker after dark in backyards, on balconies and on beaches everywhere and smoky aromas permeate the air. Because we got tired with waiting nearly an hour for charcoal to heat up, we went back to a...

  • When yummy factor shines

    When yummy factor shines

    Pet’s plates Umami20, Saqqajja Hill, RabatTel: 2713 4134 Food: 8/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Friday night in Rabat. And Saqqajja Hill has been gradually returning to life – and I do mean in ways other than sweaty,...

  • Marnisi under the stars

    Marnisi under the stars

    Marsovin is celebrating the start of the grape harvest for this year’s vintage with a wine-tasting event at its Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk on August 20 and 21. The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast will give visitors the opportunity to admire the...

  • Unlocking the islands’ secrets

    Unlocking the islands’ secrets

    Earlier this year, InterContinental Hotels Group launched ‘Secrets of the city’, a new initiative for its luxury hotel chain, whereby each property has developed its own unique experiences for guests to satisfy their desire for exploration. The...

  • New facilities at Delicata

    New facilities at Delicata

    Emmanuel Delicata began the 2015 grape harvest last week in a spectacular fashion as it pressed the very first Chardonnay grapes. These were then passed through to the winery’s brand-new, customised and refrigerated white wine fermentation unit,...

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