tasmanian author amanda lohrey wins prestigious miles franklin literary award for the labyrinth

Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey wins prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Labyrinth

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Detail from The Labyrinth book cover. Text Publishing And the winner of 2021’s Miles Franklin Literary Award is The Labyrinth, by Amanda Lohrey! Two of Lohrey’s previous novels (Camille’s Bread in 1996 and The Philosopher’s Doll in 2005) have...
bojak clypso hazy ipa 6.4%

Bojak Calypso Hazy IPA 6.4%

In-between wines I need a beer and the best beer is a craft beer! And for me, it’s usually a IPA of some sort, just to wash the palate clean well that’s my excuse and...
mountain goat rare breed

Mountain Goat Rare Breed

Mountain Goat Once again has made my day with this Rare Breed: CITRA I was super impressed by the orange citrus flavours of this beer, with the orange aroma finishing in the mouth. Just...
symbiont by mira grant

Symbiont by Mira Grant

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I picked up this book at the Nunawading Library sale. Why was I at Nunawading Library? I’m not sure, but there was a good reason. I do remember looking at the books on sale...
mont-redon châteauneuf-du-pape 2016

Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

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What is the most expensive Chateauneuf du Pape?   All of them as far as I am concerned.   CNDP for me has always been expensive because it seldom pleases me.   For me, I have been drinking CNDP for...
black widow (2021) review

Black Widow (2021) Review

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Writer’s note: The second paragraph of this article (just below the first image) contains a basic outline of the film’s premise. There are no spoilers that weren’t already inferred in the film’s own trailer....
f9: the fast saga (2021) review

F9: The Fast Saga (2021) Review

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Writer’s note: The second paragraph of this article (just below the first image) contains a basic outline of the film’s premise. There are no spoilers that weren’t already inferred in the film’s own trailer....
a quiet place part ii (2021) review

A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Review

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Writer’s note: The second paragraph of this article (just below the first image) contains a basic outline of the film’s premise. There are no spoilers that weren’t already inferred in the film’s own trailer....
tyrrell’s vat 1 semillon 2012

Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2012

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The nose is quite restrained and not really showing a lot. The same could be said for the colour that was quite pale, giving the impression of youth. However, I think at 8 years old this...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence

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This is one of those books that was banned way back when. It came across my desk some time ago but I only opened it recently. I wanted to find out what all the...