Elite Wine Bars

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You may have seen our posturing PM pontificating about climate change issues not being solved by inner City elites sitting around in wine bars – I thought that a bit rich coming from a bloke who has so far achieved, to use the colourful phrase ...

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Balthazar sets the pace

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Balthazar, located in Perth’s best Art Deco building, the Lawson Apartments, continues to be one of Perth’s best eating places – outstanding food along with a brilliant wine list, and excellent staff. Chef Luke Wakefield leads a talented team. The ...

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My Wines of 2020

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Well hasn’t this been a strangely disconcerting year? I hope we never have to experience anything like 2020 again. But there have been some good things experienced through the year and one of them is the excellent wine that I have enjoyed in the past ...

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Kalgoorlie Pubs and Eating Houses

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Last week we caught the Prospector to Kalgoorlie for a short holiday. The train trip takes about six and a half hours from Midland station (around 7 hours from East Perth terminal), leaving a couple of times a day – we opted for the morning train, ...

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Albany and all of its charms

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Spending a few days in Albany a couple of weeks ago allowed us to experience the charms of one of Western Australia’s most attractive cities – the quite stunning harbour, wonderful old pre-Federation buildings lining Stirling Terrace, conspicuous ...

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Busselton Pubs

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Down in Busselton recently we had the opportunity to frequent a couple of the historic pubs of the town – the Ship (with buildings dating to the 1830s) and the Esplanade (built in 1898) – as well as a more recent addition to the drinking places, the ...

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No Mafia – the return!

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Two of the most heart aching closures during the lockdown were my favourite Perth bar, No Mafia, and its stablemate, Los Bravos – my go to places were out of bounds!! Now, at last, No Mafia is back – further up William Street and in the spot where ...

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Shadow Wine Bar

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One of the best wine bars in town, Shadow, part of the Alex Hotel, is back in business after the lockdown and restrictions on hospitality venues; so, it was with great anticipation, I went along for lunch last Friday. With one of the best wine ...

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RIVERBANK ESTATE – BACK TO THE VALLEY

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A wonderful day to return to the Swan Valley as restaurants and wineries are re-opening now the State government eases restrictions – and it was a no-brainer to book at one of the best of the winery restaurants in the Valley, Riverbank Estate. ...

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