10 Best Destinations

March 26, 2020
With the dollar diving and coronavirus spreading globally, now is the ideal time for a holiday close to home, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports.  Right now, drought and fire-affected regions of New South Wales need […]

Wine with Winsor

March 26, 2020
Bargain Buy   Berton Vineyards Metal Label 2019 Vermentino  Vermentino is an Italian grape that flourishes in warmer climes. It retains its fresh, bright, acidity even in regions like the Riverina, where this one is made. […]

Barangaroo Beauty

March 10, 2020
For those who travel frequently, hotels start to look and feel the same. Check-in, sleep, check-out. Convenience, consistency and price are the main determinants of a satisfactory stay. But what if a hotel could offer […]

What to see at the French Film Festival

March 5, 2020
Like all of France (and much of the world) the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival was forced to close. The post below was written before the enforced shutdown of all cinemas in Australia. March 4 […]

Japanese adventure

March 2, 2020
Catching the train in Japan is unlike taking to the rails anywhere else on the planet. Rail travel is fast, comfortable and the trains run on time. East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is one […]

Bavarian Rhapsody

March 2, 2020
There is plenty to please even the most demanding traveller in Munich, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports.  Think Munich and you probably think beer, castles and football. Distinctively different to most of the rest of Germany, […]

Wine with Winsor

March 2, 2020
Italian style  Italian style Freeman 2019 Rondo RoséThis is delightful rosé is the antithesis of those sickly-sweet pink wines of a few years ago. Made from the northern Italian grape variety rondinella, popular in Valpolicella, from […]