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 ...

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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 from the classical ballet movement and are an ...

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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 of these which should inspire you to get out and ...

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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 time at the new bar and restaurant in QV1, Tinys, ...

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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Street across the road from Duende, 21st Amendment – the name taken from the 1933 amendment to the US Constitution that repealed Prohibition – has recently opened in Leederville and we were invited along to ...

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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 your preference is – Cabernet or Shiraz? Or ...

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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 wine. The laborious process that they have been ...

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Taste Champagne 2018!

Taste Champagne

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 time at Beaumonde on the Point, looking over the ...

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Friday drinks with the FWO


Another Friday, and another selection of wine for your consideration. All excellent, too…. Snake and Herring 2016 Vamos Tempranillo Delicious Tempranillo from Snake and Herring. 2016 Vamos is bright red purple with a bouquet of cherries, ...

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Friday Drinks with the FWO


Oops, after forgetting to send a list of recommendations out last week, this should make up for it! Arlewood 2014 La Bratta Another excellent wine from Margaret River's Arlewood. 2014 La Bratta is a mix of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Touriga ...

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