What are we about at Connoisseur Magazine? The original Connoisseur Magazine was created in 1901, a periodical and chronicle for collectors and investors in fine art...
“How to get a handle on Spanish wine and culture in double quick time”
When I received an invitation to meet up with a scion from the famous Rioja winemaking family Martinez Bujanda at rather short notice, I jumped at the opportunity.
Marlborough can lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry. Here in the late 1970s, Marlborough produced Sauvignon Blanc, among other varieties...
Situated in the dress circle of the harbour, Quay has some of Sydney’s most spectacular views, sweeping from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge.
Historic VILLA LUCIA is situated in the charming traditional village of Vorno, a delightful gathering of rustic stone farmhouses and majestic villas set in the lush countryside at the foot
One of Sydney’s newest five star hotels, The Darling at The Star, has won world-wide acclaim and numerous awards and accolades.
“A celebration of Sherry, wine, food and friends!” The mission statement of TapaVino is to focus primarily on wine as a drink.
“Bottleshock - The True Story” OR How Hollywood Botched the “Judgment of Paris” Wine Story !
Everybody has a watch, but not everybody sports a $44,900, 18kt white gold, Patek Philippe Twenty-4. Everybody drinks out of a glass, but not everybody sips sundowners...
Evaluating The Bouquet. After assessing the appearance of the wine it is necessary to evaluate the aroma or bouquet of the wine.
CEO and Founder of PRAI Beauty, a global luxury skincare company knew that she wanted to channel some of the profits into a foundation that helped animals
If you like only brash art that slams you in the face to make its point, the exhibition, “Zarina: Paper Like Skin,” is not for you. If you prefer subdued
A great restaurant overlooking the water at Circular Quay, with unsurpassable views of the majestic Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House.
Saratoga Race Track opens on Friday, July 20th featuring the finest racing in the country.
The distinctive architecture of Morocco and Islamic design principles - All of these Moorish charms are waiting to be discovered in the cities of Morocco
A journey for the taste buds, the union of San Daniele Ham and Friuli wine.
Hotel, Dining, Shopping & Entertainment - All in one!
Connoisseur Magazine Review: Porto
Port wine is the most famous representative of fortified wine, and it comes from valley of the Duero river in the north of Portugal. Here, on rocky terraces that are "incandesced by the hot sun",it is possible to grow grapes with...Read more
Penedes Wine and Gastro Tour
Amazingly Penedes is only an hours drive from Barcelona and it is one of the best wine producing areas in the world. The Cava production is centred around the town of Villafranca. Penedes has indigenous varieties and does exceedingly well wi...Read more
Arts Hotel Barcelona
Managed by the Ritz-Carlton chain, this magnificent beachfront hotel occupies 33 floors in one of Barcelona's tallest landmark skyscrapers, directly facing the sea and the Vila Olímpica, 2.5km northwest of Barcelona's historic core. The decor is contemporary and the sp...Read more
COCONUT CURRY SHRIMP PASTE WITH SMOKED DRIED FISH INGREDIENTS
ROSELLE SORBET INGREDIENT 1 300 g dry roselle4
SERVES 1 INGREDIENTS 160 gm Lamb Rack1
The foie gras industry started to develop around 1820 and has
SERVES 6 SPINACH BALLS 100 g breadcrumbs –
SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 300g fresh ceps, cleaned,
From the moors in sunny Andalucía, to the Basques, whose origins
Jamón Ibérico is a type of Jamón, a cured ham produced only
Caviar has always been the delicacy of aristocrats and sophisticated
SERVES 4 Best paired with FINO SHERRY INGREDIENTS 750g
SERVES 4 - 6 Best paired with MANZANILLA SHERRY CRAB
Heston is a completely self-taught chef. Before opening his restaurant
Ferran Adrià Acosta is considered to be one the best chefs in
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
When I told my teenager about the new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art which is called, in part, “Faking It: Manipulated Photography,” she looked at me as if I had two heads and asked, “Isn’t that just Ph...Read more
Approaching Abstraction: Modernist Art from India
At the Rubin Museum of Art, New York Among the most distinctive, smaller museums in New York, the Rubin Museum of Art is recognized as the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world. Located at 150 West 17th Street ...Read more
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings
It is September 1961. Ellsworth Kelly studies a castor bean, one growing in a container on his rooftop in lower Manhattan, perhaps. The personality of this particular plant attracts him. After examining it carefully, he renders one of its leaves in ...Read more
Setting the scene for Alfred Hitchcock’s epic suspense thriller The Birds with its jagged coastline, bone-chilling climate, and eerie layer of fog rolling each afternoon, the Sonoma Coast is inarguably California’s most mystifying wine region.
It has been over thirty years now since I started writing about wine. I was living in Paris and doing research on the history of the Bordeaux wine trade, and it seemed a natural thing to do.