Lamonts in the Swan Valley

Lamonts is one of our favourite spots to have a meal and drink in the Swan Valley – with both an al fresco area, under the gum trees, or inside tables adjacent to the sampling counter, and another café-blind enclosed room off to one side complete with patio heaters for cooler days. As it was on this day – it was pretty full but Fiona found us a ...

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Howard Park Jeté Launch

Howard Park launched their latest release - Petit Jeté –- on 31 July at a sparkling event in the restored surrounds of the WA Ballet Centre in Maylands. The wines in the Jeté range draw inspiration ...

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Tasting your way around the Valley

One of the best ways to sample the many dishes on offer at the myriad restaurants in the Swan Valley is to try a tasting plate. In a recent article on the Swan Valley website I talk about some ...

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Left Wine

Fruitful Pursuit, a collective of wine lovers, wine makers and enthusiasts, organised a fabulous event earlier this year at the Bird in William Street and a couple of weeks ago returned to Perth, this ...

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21st Amendment

In the shopping square area in Newcastle Street across the road from Duende, 21st Amendment – the name taken from the 1933 amendment to the US Constitution that repealed Prohibition – has recently ...

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Manise Cafe revisited

A great little restaurant up towards Brisbane Street in William, Manise turns out excellent East Indonesian food. It is a small space and very popular – as well as the printed menu there are black ...

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Swan Valley Reds – Shiraz or Cabernet

The Swan Valley is home to some outstanding red wines – on the Swan Valley website I discuss the differences between those made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz – have a look and let me know what ...

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Wines of While

For some time I have been anticipating the opening of this wine bar and wine shop which is a salute to, and celebration of, natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine, and just generally great ...

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Taste Champagne

Taste Champagne 2018!

Taste Champagne returns this year – 2017 saw the first time this iconic Champagne event, hosted by Australia’s leading expert on champagne and sparkling wine, Tyson Stelzer, was held in Perth – this ...

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