Possibly the biggest development in wine culture recently has been the choice of wine bottle closure. For centuries, cork was king but, in recent years, there has been growing support for using screw caps, or Stelvin closures, instead.
This issue, we look at a few literal, physical renovations and also explore the idea on a more ideological level. We see the story behind three renovations: the first, an old manufacturing and commercial property that gets a new life; the second, a waterfront home made bigger and better; the last, at an old wooden cottage-turned-boutique that seeks to retain all the charm of the hundred-year-old original. We look at the story of British Dependency, a local band that is no stranger to renovation. In their latest musical work, they feel that they finally understand themselves. We also introspect, re-imagining a life and making changes for the better. Our usual culinary exploration also takes us through some revamping as we interview a chef who has re-imagined the menus in multiple restaurants of a local hotel. We hope you enjoy reading and evolving with us.