Focus on Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie is located on a thin strip of the Mornington Peninsula, facing Port Phillip Bay in the north and Bass Strait in the south, nestled between the popular beach resorts of Rye and Sorrento. Bl...

Message in a bottle

By Andrea Rowe Photos Yanni A conversation with Jason and Andy Quin is as refreshing as their ETCH Sparkling beverages. The husband-and-wife team are the effervescent force behind ETCH Sparkling, a no...

JimmyRum gold & silver

Local craft rum producer, JimmyRum was crowned gold and awarded two silver medals in the cane spirits category at the 2020 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, presented by the Royal Agricultural Soci...

Viable viticulture

By  Ed Verrill There is a lot of rhetoric about sustainability in wine, but when you look at the statistics, and remember that getting grapes to grow, pressing and fermenting the juice, then transport...

The art of Lisa Wang

Born and raised in China. Lisa Wang’s passion and aptitude for art was evident at an early age. Her formal art training commenced at secondary school and continued through university. In 2000 Li...

Shaping originality

By Andrea Louise Thomas Photos Peter Marko Peninsula glass artist Leisa Wharington is a true original. Her work is immediately recognisable. Her pieces are fluid and organic and infused with unique in...

Fighting Fit for Tokyo

By Melissa McCullough  Photos Damien Wyer & Supplied Caitlin Parker, a Dromana boxer, has been chosen to represent Australia at the now-2021 Tokyo Olympics. She was just 13 years of age when she h...