Interviews

Interviews with those making things happen in the world of food, travel & culture.
chrishon lampley love cork screw

CHICAGO | We were lucky enough to meet Chrishon Lampley at a wine tasting event recently. Her passion for wine and supporting young entrepreneurs lead us to want to know more about her and the journey of her brand Love Cork Screw. Chrishon is one of the few African-American women

albert adria estrella damm gastronomy congress 2017

MELBOURNE | As Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards hit Melbourne this week, there’s a lot of action going on around the city. Top chefs, food influencers, and media from around the world have descended on Melbourne and it’s hard avoid the electric buzz

joan roca estrella damm gastronomy congress 2017

MELBOURNE | As Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards hit Melbourne this week, there’s a lot of action going on around the city. Top chefs, food influencers, and media from around the world have descended on Melbourne and it’s hard avoid the electric buzz

binnys

CHICAGO | As the saying goes, “If you can’t find it at Binny’s, it’s not worth drinking.” Chicago family-owned since 1948, Binny’s Beverage Depot is the Midwest’s largest retailer of wine, spirits, beer and cigars and offers more than 30,000 items in their 30+ Illinois locations. The Lincoln Park flagship

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BREITENBRUNN | Are you looking to visit a lesser known wine region? Consider a visit to the Austrian wine region. Our interest in the region was piqued after trying Blaufrankisch, an Austrian grape variety that’s spicy, rich, and inviting. During a recent trip to the Burgenland we had a chance

mesh & bone

CHICAGO | We’re always interested in meeting people who are doing interesting things in the industries in which they operate, and we recently had the opportunity to meet up with Scott Crist, founder and owner of boutique spirits company Mesh & Bone. The Los Angeles native founded the company after 20

nick keeling mustered courage banjo bbq

MELBOURNE | Banjo BBQ returns to Melbourne this month and promises an afternoon of Authentic Texas BBQ and awesome tunes from ARIA nominated Alt-Bluegrass group Mustered Courage. You can read all about it here. We had a chance to chat to Austin native, American BBQer and vocalist/banjo player for the

patrick zuidam distillers genever

LONDON | A highlight of 2015 was a spirit tasting sponsored by Zuidam Distillers at G&Tea Bar inside London Marriott Hotel West India Quay. G&Tea Bar is a hidden gem just over the footbridge away from the bustle of Canary Wharf and is much more than your run of the

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures with a media career spanning more than 30 years. He has authored 38 books to date, his latest is Dr Karl’s Short Back & Science (October 2015, Pan Macmillan). His accolades range from the Nobel Prize from Harvard University

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The City Lane was approached a little while ago to have a chat with Sarah Sammon, winner of the 2015 Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award. I had not heard of the award until recently, but here’s what it’s all about. The award celebrates the strength and determination of entrepreneurial women who