• Review: the new Asus ZenBook 14 ultrabook is an Excel-jockey's delight

    Asus’ latest ZenBook 14 UX433 aims to offer just about everything the discerning, high-flying executive could want in a laptop. It’s stylish, compact, fast and robust enough to withstand our accidental drop-test, while the 14 hour battery life covers a solid working day. This 2019 re...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2018 1 Comment

  • BMW's super-stylish 8-Series ready to roar on Australian roads

    BMW’s 8-Series is returning after a 19 year hiatus, giving the German marque a new flagship grand tourer in its range. The last time BMW had an 8-Series in its lineup was in 1999 - until now, BMW’s grand tourer segment has been serviced by the 6-Series, but the return of the 8-Se...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • TAG Heuer's Formula 1 Series brings the race track to your wrist

    TAG Heuer is not only one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers, having been founded in 1860, but it's among the most prominent, most talked-about and most recognisable brands on the planet, thanks in part to a staggeringly diverse collection of timepieces. One of the most popular and varied TAG ...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2018 2 Comments

  • Brokenwood's Cellar Door is the Hunter Valley's new wine hotspot

    The Barossa Valley has the iconic Seppeltsfield complex, McLaren Vale has the futuristic d’Arenberg Cube and now the Hunter Valley has its own new wine tourism drawcard. After a year of construction the $8 million Brokenwood cellar door and restaurant complex will be officially opened this...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2018 4 Comments

  • Porsche follows up the new 911 with a 'Timeless Machine' chronograph

    Like the Porsche 992, small tweaks elevate the new Timeless Machine Limited Edition chronograph from its predecessor. The Porsche 911 has been around in one form or another since 1963, and though there have been some major engineering changes over the last fifty-five years, the basic lines ...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here are the three wines that should always be in your fridge

    Julia Child always kept a half bottle of Champagne in the refrigerator so she had something to sip on (and keep herself enthused) while cooking. The same for me, although I’ve expanded her advice – I always have three bottles of wine on my fridge door shelves. So should you. Picture ...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 4 Comments

  • The best cars from the 2018 LA auto show

    Visitors to this week's Los Angeles Auto Show might find it feels a little different from the other trade shows that have dominated headlines in 2018. In addition to showing the electrics and massive SUVs that dominated headlines at the trade shows from Geneva to Detroit this year, LA had someth...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • Add one of these craft British gins to your cocktail cabinet

    Premium gin comes from all corners of the world, but there's no disputing where its home lies. Great Britain was the spirit's birthplace and today, its old guard distillers like Beefeater, Gordon's and Tanqueray have no shortage of company. More than 200 new distilleries have opened across the ...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • First look: Audi E-Tron GT will target Tesla using Porsche DNA

    Audi aims to take on Tesla with its high-performance all-electric E-Tron GT, and Porsche has a hand in the game. The Audi e-Tron GT, which is taking shape ahead of a 2020 launch, will be built on the same platform as the much-hyped Porsche Taycan, with the two cars sharing 60 percent of their co...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze Ombre: bronze is the new black

    A purveyor of wealth. An age-defining metal. Bronze is a truly beautiful alloy, and Christopher Ward has used it accordingly in its latest limited-edition piece, the C60 Trident Bronze Ombré. The C60 Trident Bronze Ombré is based on the brand's popular C60 Trident Pro 600, but th...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Porsche 992 to hit Australian roads in April 2019

    The world’s oldest sports car – the Porsche 911 – is new again, and will be delighting Australian buyers before the middle of next year. Officially known as the Porsche 992, this is the latest eighth-generation version of a car which first hit the road in 1963. &ldquo...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Porsche reveals new 911, the 992 Carrera, and hints of a hybrid

    This week at a series of private events at a corporate "experience center" outside Los Angeles, Porsche debuted the eighth-generation installment of its 54-year-old sportscar – the 2020 Porsche 911. Porsche showed the new 911, known internally as 992, in two versions for its world premiere...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • First drive: the 2019 BMW X5

    It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when the concept of a “luxury SUV” was considered sacrilege by BMW enthusiasts. Today, the X5 is BMW Australia’s top selling car, and SUVs make up 60% of the firm's sales. Yet despite their popularity, luxury SUVs can often be ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • First look: new Range Rover Evoque set for local debut in mid-2019

    The world’s first big-city SUV, the Range Rover Evoque, is about to get a new lease on life – but 'soft-road style' remains unchallenged as the Evoque's raison d'être. The Evoque was originally designed as a four-wheeled fashion accessory and nothing much is changing. It...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Why summer holidays are a great chance to improve your golfing game

    The annual Christmas / New Year holidays are just around the corner, and with them a bit of welcome time to relax and perhaps catch up on some golf. The weather is warm, the days are long and the greens beckon. But this is also a chance to take some time to hone your game and make some noticeabl...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Autodromo's new Group B Series 2 watches celebrate retro-80s cool

    Autodromo first introduced the Group B way back in 2015, and it quickly became a customer favorite. Additional models arrived over the following two years, including those with silver dials and the limited edition Night Stage, however, the slim, steel-and-titanium watch eventually sold out comple...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Can Apple's latest iPad Pro replace your laptop?

    For decades, business travellers have considered a laptop as part of their arsenal. Those laptops have slowly become slimmer and lighter, while gaining more power and longer battery life. But in the end they're still laptops. The latest generation of tablets are trying to change that, and from w...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 8 Comments

  • Why the Rolex GMT Master II is a globetrotter's best friend

    There’s nothing in the world quite like a Rolex. When we talk about intrinsic and extrinsic value, timepieces from Rolex are very hard to beat. Dare I say it, Rolex are, in a way, second to none. These pieces embody the exact tenets of what I think justifies a “good watch”. Whe...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

  • Starward's Two-Fold whisky wants to be your everyday go-to mixer

    Melbourne distiller Starward's new Two-Fold whisky isn't a single malt, but nor is it a blended whisky, at least not in the way that Scottish distilleries would use the term. What Two-Fold is, however, is a unique double-grain whisky – part malt, part grain – selling for $65 and...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Huawei's MateBook X Pro set for Australian release

    Huawei's MateBook X Pro is finally set for Australian release, with the ultra-slim Windows laptop making its down-under debut this Thursday, November 22. The MateBook X Pro is a sleek challenger to the likes of Dell's XPS 13 and of course the Apple MacBook Air, which is widely considered as Huaw...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Take a look at the insane Formula E race car that debuts next month

    Formula E kicks off its 2019 season in December, ahead of a six-month roster with races at a dozen cities including Santiago, Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Monaco, Berlin (at the old Tempelhof Airport), Bern and New York. But whereas Formula One has a history of ­charismatic drivers and long-stand...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here are the new 2019 cars coming from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz

    Luxury car buyers will be spoiled for choice in 2019 as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz land more than 30 new models down under. The three biggest hitters in the luxury car world all have major introductions planned for next year, continuing the product offensive which has kept Australian buyers kee...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Pairing food with wine? The conventional wisdom is probably wrong...

    Think you can’t drink red with fish? That champagne goes with sweet desserts? Think again. Even serious wine lovers make serious errors when matching food with wine. I quizzed a half-dozen sommeliers, who spend their time trying to suggest the best pairings to their customers, about the mo...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 3 Comments

  • Ping's adjustable Sigma 2 putters will help you nail that hole

    In a time where custom fitting of golf clubs is becoming the norm – where players of all abilities are looking to have their club flexes, shaft weights and spin rates tweaked – there's one particular club that is very often over-looked. Yet this club is probably the most important wh...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Aston Martin DBX soft-roader breaks cover ahead of 2020 debut

    The wild woods of Wales are hosting a very different beastie as Aston Martin begins testing of its first SUV, the DBX. Prototypes of the high-powered family hauler are being run over well-known rally stages in the to accelerate development of the DBX, which is not scheduled for an official lau...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

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