Interviews

Reinventing Quay: One on One with Peter Gilmore

“We want people to be at ease, to come to our home and have a very special experience. In the past people have been intimidated by fine dining, but really it is all about the originality and uniqueness of the food, professional service and drinks offering. It has to be a seamless experience.” - Peter Gilmore.

Women in Rum: Master Blender Joy Spence is a Trail Blazer

How does a Jamaican chemistry teacher become the world’s first female rum Master Blender? Celebrating 20 years as Appleton Estate’s head rum maker, Joy Spence is a trail blazer in the industry creating new blends and monitoring the company’s inventory of ageing spirit stocks. Creating rum provides the perfect balance of art and science – it is difficult for Joy to pinpoint where science stops and art begins...

Time to Have a Wine about Dad

House wine in Australia has always had a bad rap – and rightly so – most of it is entirely undrinkable. South Brisbane’s Bacchus restaurant, under the watchful eye of Sommelier Andrew Giblin, is breaking with tradition and forging a new way forward, announcing their house label for this year as the acclaimed 2015 Kaesler ‘Bacchus’ Shiraz Mourvedre.

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