Cathay Pacific Winestate Wine Show

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Last Friday Lady FWO (alter ego of @winesandbooks) and I were guests at the annual Winestate Wine Show at the Hyatt in Perth. Set in the spacious Riverside Ballroom, long tables circled around the room holding some 500 wines all entrants in ...

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2016……looking back

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As I open a bleary eye at the New Year, my thoughts have turned to the best of food and drink and such in the year gone by, and so a few thoughts and impressions. Best restaurant Well here I am at one with Rob Broadfield, the best meal we have ...

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Raising Riesling 2016

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Well, Raising Riesling, the yearly salute to those from the Great Southern, has been and gone – many wonderful Rieslings were tasted; oysters consumed; and canapés nibbled on the lawns behind the Royal Perth Yacht Club overlooking the ...

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Young Guns of Wine Uncut and Il Lido Cottesloe

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Friday 2nd December saw the young guns of Australian wine at last land in Perth after a circuit around the country, displaying the best of the new breed of Australian winemakers. Twenty six winemakers, 52 wines for tasting all packed into the dining ...

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Raising Riesling 2016

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One of my favourite wine events is looming – Raising Riesling for 2016. A celebration of the Rieslings of the Great Southern (the premier Riesling producing area of Australia), you will get to taste the best on offer from 22 wineries – an opportunity ...

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Locale Art Project

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I was invited along, on Friday, to an exhibition of the Western Australian entrants in the 2016 Locale Art Project – an initiative of Locale Espresso - whereby budding artists, armed only with parchment, brush and shot or double shot of Locale ...

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The Perth Royal Show – 2016

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Saturday 24th and the 2016 Show opened – despite the Weather Bureau’s forecast of rain it was pretty clear and sunny in Guildford so we set out on the train to Claremont to spend some time at the Showgrounds. And it turned out well – the sun shone, ...

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Festival Italia 2016

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On Saturday we went along to the Perth Town Hall as guests at the opening of Festival Italia 2016 – in the undercroft area stalls selling food and promoting things Italian had been set up, while up the elegant old stair case in the hall above were a ...

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The Perth Royal Wine Show

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Lady FWO and I attended a Perth Royal Wine Show hosted tasting for wine and food bloggers last night – held at one of our favourite eating and drinking spots, the alluring Lalla Rookh Wine Store. Three chardonnays – all award winners from last ...

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