Articles & Feature Interviews

March 4, 2024

Exploring Maltese Wines: A Journey Through Terroir, Tradition, and Innovation

In the world of wine, the journey from vine to bottle is a fascinating blend of history, tradition, and innovation. In this feature, we embark on a captivating exploration of the Award in Maltese Wines course offered at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), delving into the rich tapestry of Maltese winemaking.
March 3, 2024

MTA Stores: A Testament to Dedication and Global Outreach

In the heart of Mriehel, Malta, stands a testament to dedication and hard work – the MTA Stores. For the past three decades, two stalwarts, Godfrey Farrugia and Albert Aquilina, have been the unsung heroes behind the scenes, ensuring the smooth operation of this treasure trove of promotional materials that play a pivotal role in the Malta Tourism Authority's (MTA) global outreach.
February 4, 2024

An Analysis of Malta’s Viticulture: Vintage 2023

The particularity of wine, when compared to other alcoholic products is that each vintage is characterised by the year’s particular growing climate. Some vintages remain popular with the connoisseur for their exceptional qualities. Vintage 2023 will however be remembered more with the growers for the challenges brought by the climatic conditions during the growing seasons.
January 31, 2024

Interior Design – Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse projects are on the rise following the need for breathing new interiors into vacant buildings. Preserving cultural heritage, rising construction cost and land scarcity are all valid reasons to reimagine the built environment.
January 27, 2024

Let’s Look After Our Own Time Travellers

What is someone who goes from one country to another called? Tourist, traveller? And what, if any, is the difference? Does anyone care? After all, one of the most quoted pieces of literature must surely be, ‘What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.’
January 25, 2024

Mercury in St Julians: Where Hospitality and Culinary Excellence Converge

St Julian’s is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, and more recently emerging as Malta’s budding contemporary culinary scene. Amidst the eclectic foodie scene, stands our newest local spot for all things food and retail, Mercury, designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
January 20, 2024

Food Science: Single Celled Fungi & Fungal Protists

In the last couple of issues we dove into the wonders of both macro and micro fungi and their fascinating diversity in the kitchen. From the finesse of truffles to the floral funk of miso, these fungi have shaped, and are still shaping international cuisine as a whole.
January 14, 2024

HORECA Interview: Arthur Grima, Marketing Director, MTA

"We cannot, and should not, engage in price-driven tourism. Instead, our focus is to offer a quality holiday experience."
January 8, 2024

Art of Italian Perfection with Surgital

In a world where time is hardly ever on our side and quality is non-negotiable, SURGITAL emerges as the beacon of excellence, changing the game for restaurant owners and industry professionals.
January 4, 2024

A Look at the Future – What’s Next in 2024 & Beyond

As a Pastry Chef, Baker, and New Yorker, I am well-versed in the art of making, fermenting, baking, and most of all eating sourdough bread.