Local cinemas this week

July 4, 2018
An under-rated literary biopic, a movie to raise your glasses to, and one to avoid Mary Shelley Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadja (about a young girl desperate to own a bicycle she’s forbidden to […]

Wine with Winsor – 302

April 19, 2017
Palate pleaser Jacob’s Creek 2016 Le Petit Rosé There are a lot of very good value wines in the Jacob’s Creek range with the classic riesling always offering terrific drinking (the 2016 is another star). […]

Roadtest: Where to go swinging

September 1, 2014
Between the feminist revolution and the rising middle class, golf has not faired well. I don’t know if it’s the four-hour games, exclusive memberships or the caddish outfits, but it seems for many people golf […]

Mission amazing

August 18, 2014
Chinese island offers a climate similar to Hawaii and a wide range of leisure options, Winsor Dobbin discovers. China’s largest island, Hainan, has always been something of a cultural and economic backwater, but that’s all […]

The very best of the beans

July 21, 2014
We’re not sure when it happened exactly but Marrickville has quietly gained a reputation for having the best coffee in Sydney in recent years, with cafes and boutique roasters popping up all over the industrial […]

Wine with Winsor – 234

May 26, 2014
. Cheap and Cheerful Yarran 2013 Pinot Grigio Sometimes a wine doesn’t need to have immense texture or complexity. It just needs to be crisp and refreshing. This little bargain basement number from young winemaker […]

Movies – 229

March 14, 2014
Romeo & Juliet After Baz ‘s version, there wouldn’t be much point in trying to capture the hip zeitgeist, or whatever it is that endlessly motivates new productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Downton Abby’s Julian Fellowes […]

Wine with Winsor – 225

December 16, 2013
Budget buy Brookland Valley 2012 Verse 1 Shiraz It can be hard work sorting the wheat from the chaff when it comes to sub-$15 red wines but this Margaret River shiraz certainly punches above its […]

Max Reviews: Woolwich Pier Hotel

September 20, 2013
Whether you are after a pot pie, steak and chips or something just a little bit more fancy, the Woolwich Pier Hotel is bound to satisfy your taste buds. With a warm atmosphere and beautiful […]