The epicurean way: a four-day road trip around South Australia’s wine regions

From its centre in the Basket Range on the region’s western edge, the natural wine movement has been exerting a growing influence over the Adelaide Hills. Highly variable in quality and flavour, those wines find an echo in the region’s hyperactive topography. Hidden valleys filled with blossoming cherry trees and fetching lakes flanked by thick […]

SF Tenderloin residents, irked by smoke from upscale market, launch ‘Pink Lungs Matter’ movement

“It is high-quality hard wood and one of the best for cooking food on an open grill,” Gatti told SFGATE. He said mesquite, which is often shipped from Texas and therefore pricier than traditional stove fuel, imbues the food with a flavor and fragrance “appealing to most people.”

The closed restaurants of the Top 100 list

Dear Inga has gone on pause for the pandemic, though in the summer it reincarnated for a short time as the Dear Inga Smokehouse. The smokehouse concept was casual and oriented toward punchy flavors, with items like a French dip sandwich with smoked brisket and Emmenthaler cheese and a deceptively meaty smoked cabbage with cheese […]

Best Christmas gifts for mum – presents she’ll really love opening on the big day

Crafted from high-polished 18 carat gold plated vermeil silver, each of these earrings has a small compass-inspired drop. Giving a nod to the age-old technique of celestial navigation, an engraved star design takes centre stage with eight rays of light shooting out from a glittering white sapphire centre. Lovely.

Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

The Apple Watch Series 6 is here, and it shows Apple is taking an even greater focus on personal health with their best smartwatch. It introduces a new blood oxygen level sensor that can measure your O2 levels even while you sleep, as well as an always-on altimeter for the hikers among us. Combined with […]

Best chocolate advent calendars for Christmas 2020

Whittard The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two This exquisite hot chocolate advent calendar is a stunning piece. Not only does it contain a flavour feast sensation, it also comes in a glamorous Art Deco-style box that you can keep and refill. Made to share, each drawer has two sachets of hot chocoalate, making it […]

Idles v Fat White Family: what the indie showdown tells us about class

Lynsey Hanley’s Respectable, her standout work on the experience of class and social mobility, is clear about something I have witnessed first hand: the “warped equation of respectability with racism”. Growing up in a working-class area of south Birmingham, it was the friends’ parents who were low-level management staff, or the housewives with grand ideas […]

film would’ve been better as a CW series

The stinky cherry on top of this glide to disappointment is the final CGI-filled battle. The effects work is pretty low-grade, with lighting and animations that look quite dated. The martial-arts battling is subpar, which is apparent even through a slew of unnecessary quick-cut edits. And Rita’s super-sized monster gets the worst of it, looking […]

Google Pixel 4a vs. iPhone SE (2020): Which should you buy?

Google Pixel 4a iPhone SE Operating System Android 10 iOS 13.4 Display 5.81-inch OLED 2340 x 1080 4.7-inch LCD 1334 x 750 Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Apple A13 Bionic RAM 6GB 3GB Storage 128GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Rear Camera 12.2MP 12MP Front Camera 8MP 7MP Battery 3,140 mAh 1,821 mAh Charging 18W wired charging 18W […]

These are the best cheap Apple TV deals and sales for November 2020

But for what it costs, if you’re looking to smarten up an HDTV in the basement or a bedroom, it’s the Apple TV for the job. Fortunately, the Apple TV (2nd Gen) is a veteran of Apple TV sales; it’s impossible to stroll past a bargain bin and not see one in there. There are […]