Poetry and Plonk

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Bill Jenkins, a lover and long-time supporter of Myattsfield wines, has recently produced his first book of poetry. Bill spent his early years in a small fishing village in northern Scotland – in fact his granddad, a carpenter, made Ramsay McDonald’s ...

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Myattsfield Winery

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Myattsfield in the picturesque Bickley Valley has an extensive range of award winning wines – from their excellent sparkling Methode Traditionelle and Sparkling Rosé, through exceptional whites – the Vermentino and Chardonnay particularly noteworthy, ...

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Unwined 2018

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The annual Unwined Food and Wine show is on again at Market Square in Subiaco over the weekend of 27 and 28 October, from 11.30 to 5.30 each day. The festival is a cavalcade of good times – wine, beer, cider, spirits, food and live music – and ...

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A Roast to Remember

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A Roast to Remember, a Community Vision initiative to raise awareness and funds to support people living with dementia, was launched at The Shoe in Yagan Square last week. The aim of the programme is to encourage people to get friends and ...

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The Crêperie by Hexagone

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A new French wine bar always interests me and when I heard about the Crêperie in Shafto Lane it seemed appropriate to get along on World Champagne Day and try it out. With both indoor and al fresco seating it is an appealing little place – ...

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Los Bravos

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I have to admit I never knew there was a music genre, Spanish Surf Rock, but there is and it is the music sound track of choice at the latest venture from Emma Ferguson and Dan Morris, the operators of two of my favourite places in the city – No ...

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Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen

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Fairbrossen’s café has been re-jigged since last I went along and is now operating as Tom’s Kitchen and has more of a restaurant feel – as far as the menu is concerned – than before – but it is still a casual and family friendly spot – and retains ...

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QT Perth Rooftop Bar

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Perth’s newest luxury hotel, on the corner of Barrack and Murray, has the city’s highest rooftop bar – with stunning views across the Swan River, the CBD skyline, north towards Northbridge and east to the hills and Swan Valley – and along with a well ...

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Shy John

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The latest arrival in Yagan Square is an interesting mix – a brewery and yum cha place; Shy John spread over two levels is named for John Pong Shying, apparently Australia’s first Chinese settler. Located on the northern side of the square in and ...

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Get fortified in the Valley

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The Swan Valley produces some of the best fortified wine in Australia – and which is essential drinking for any wine lover. Read all about it in my latest story posted on the Swan Valley website – and then get out and about and try some for ...

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