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www.thetownmouse.com.au A fleeting visit through Melbourne on the way back from Singapore allowed time for only one lunch, so a return to the Town Mouse seemed like a good idea, give the wonderful experience we had last time. And we had another great lunch, really enjoying some small plates to start and then a much larger plate to share for main ... read more >
Kara Maisano, Sommelier at Masani Italian Dining & Terrace, Melbourne, Australia "The Yalumba ‘Virgilius’ Viognier from Eden Valley is very luscious and layered in the autumn." Sommelier Kara Maisano ... read more >
Jacques. smelling the roses I was deeply saddened by the news that Chef Jacques Heraudeau passed away, Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, losing a two year battle with cancer, at 71 years of age, before his time. ... read more >
Ollie Yan Qiu Wang, Sommelier at The Smith Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes ... read more >
Tim Sacklin, Sommelier at Rosetta, Melbourne, Australia "I am studying wines from Montalcino at the moment and tend to be drinking as many as I can afford.  Brunello di Montalcino has a nobility that marries power and elegance seamlessly." Tim Sacklin, Sommelier at Rosetta, Melbourne ... read more >
Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience - Photo by Daniel Mahon The hallmark wine event of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (28 February – 16 March 2014), Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience, returns with once-in-a-lifetime wine tastings guided by international authorities Tim Atkin MW (UK) and Chateau Coutet’s Aline Baly (France), joined by some of Australia’s most influential wine experts including Andrew Caillard MW (Langton’s, Sydney), ... read more >
chris "I was back home in Melbourne, Australia recently and dined at Cumulus Up which is the wine bar above Cumulus restaurant. Unpretentious knowledgeable service and perfectly executed food that were great pairings to what we were drinking. I love the food and wine scene in Melbourne."  Sommelier Chris McPherson ... read more >
The Graduate - Her Majesty's Theatre Adapted from Charles Webb’s novel and the Oscar winning film, The Graduate is at once a moving coming of age story and a terrifically funny black comedy. With the rise of the “Cougar”, the production is as relevant today as it was the day it was written, “The Graduate” is set against a soundtrack of some of the most memorable songs of the ... read more >
Mark Protheroe, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes ... read more >