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Tasting Notes

Savoring the Outdoors

Bringing high quality outdoor kitchens to your patios and terraces, Prime Two Outdoor Kitchen Lifestyle makes cooking outside pure joy. Made using the best-in-class materials and featuring elegant designs and stylish finishes, these kitchens are the perfect accent to any any outdoor space. FOUR speaks with Raphael Coray to find out more…   

For the German version, click here. Tell us a little bit about Prime Two Outdoor Kitchen Lifestyle   – when, how and why was it founded? The idea with the outdoor kitchens came about more by chance. My dear wife Isabelle gave me a grill as a gift. Our first outdoor kitchen was built around this grill. It soon became clear that this would be my passion. In 2014 the brand "Prime-Two" was founded. Can you briefly describe the brand’s ethos and tell us more about the products it offers? We only build outdoor kitchens which I would put in my own garden. This...

July 17, 2020

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Nonpareil Juice: Sunraysia Five Star

Producing the highest quality fruit juices bursting with flavor and finesse, Sunraysia Five Star brings joy to the palates of premium travelers around the globe. Found only in the world’s best hotels, each of the exclusive juices are produced with carefully sourced, first-rate fruits for superlative taste and freshness. FOUR speaks with Chairman Dan Presser to find out more…

Can you give us a brief overview of Sunraysia Five Star? When, why and how it was founded? The Sunraysia Five Star brand was created in the 1990's after I met with the Food & Beverage Manager of the leading luxury hotel in Hong Kong. The Food & Beverage Manager was convinced that supermarket brands of juice sold at inflated prices did not satisfy the tastes of his luxury guests and was seeking a juice product for the minibar that was in line with the image of a luxury hotel. He requested a product fitting the following criteria: The juice could not be...

July 15, 2020

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Protecting Your Prized Possessions

Boasting over 35 years of proven experience, Laferla Insurance Agency is one of Malta’s leading insurance providers, especially when it comes to personalized customer service. With brothers Mark Jr. and Keith Laferla at the helm, the ever-evolving, innovative and customer-centric brand brings incomparable insurance expertise to the forefront. FOUR speaks with the duo to find out more…

How did you get into this industry and what is your favorite/most rewarding part of it? Mark Jr: We were born into the insurance industry as it’s a family business. We are essentially the third generation to be involved in the industry, with our grandfather having been involved in another insurance venture before our father founded the Laferla brand. Over the past few years, Keith and myself have worked on and even created multiple niche areas, which both of us have developed quite nicely. Keith: Mark and myself dedicate most of our time towards...

July 14, 2020

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From Grapes to Greatness: Ktima Gerovassiliou

On the slopes of Epanomi in northern Greece, a meticulously tended vineyard is transformed into world-class wines bursting with the unique characteristics of the local terroir. Owner and winemaker Vangelis Gerovassiliou, who is on a mission to bring historic Greek grape varieties back to life, tells FOUR more about Ktima Gerovassiliou and the art of viniculture…

Can you tell us a bit about Ktima Gerovassiliou, its history, its vision and its philosophy? In 1981, I started reviving the family vineyard extending over 2.5 hectares in my hometown, Epanomi, approximately 25 km southeast of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. In this unique ecosystem I planted mainly Greek, but also foreign grape varieties. The first vinification took place in 1986 at the modern winery that was built by the vineyard and it was a white blend of Assytiko (the famous variety of Santorini) and Malagousia, an ancient variety with vast potential that I had...

July 13, 2020

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