Dormilona Wines at No Mafia


A couple of weeks ago Lady FWO and I went along to a dinner at one of our favourite small bars – No Mafia in William Street – which was held to celebrate new releases from innovative Margaret River winery, Dormilona. Together with splendid food – ...

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Moss Wood New Release Tasting


The scenic outlook of Matilda Bay restaurant was the setting for a tasting of new releases from one of Australia’s premier wineries – Moss Wood – last week. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon represents 40 years of Cabernet from the Willyabrup vineyard – ...

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Great Southern 2013 Vintage Reds Snapshot


Recently I was invited along (thanks Dr John Gates) to a tasting of 2013 reds from the Frankland and Mt Barker/Denmark areas. Held at Print Hall it was organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association and showcased Shiraz and Cabernet from ...

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Lamont’s Wine Store


Last week we set out on a sunny day to Cottesloe and an old favourite, Lamont's Wine Store to celebrate our wedding anniversary. One back from Napoleon Street, inside its most noticeable feature is the racks of wine along one wall - and under the ...

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The Flour Factory


On our previous visit to the Flour Factory a few months ago we had one of our best lunches of the year – a lunch special that had excellent choices, brilliant cooking and outstanding presentation. So we went along last week full of expectation – ...

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Varnish on King


We hadn’t had our Varnish fix for a while and after finding nothing on the menu at a nearby place we had picked for lunch we knew that Varnish would not let us down, and so it proved. It is one of our favourite small bars and has been recognized in ...

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Amani Bar


Amani Bar in Leederville is in Oxford Street, near Vincent Street, but a little away from the main Leederville “strip”, across the road from the Luna cinema. It is small and cosy– a long room with seating down one side and a bar along the other; ...

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Jane Brook Estate


On Toodyay Road, a little off the beaten track of Swan Valley wineries, Jane Brook Estate has been producing excellent wines for many years - certainly from the time David and Bev Atkinson bought the Vignacourt winery back in the early 1970s. Some ...

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Brygon Reserve Wines


Brygon Reserve Wines On my recent trip down South I dropped by Brygon Estate’s new cellar door on the Osmington Road, just along from Colonial Brewery. It is a picturesque place set amongst lawns and vines, and offering a wide range of wines to ...

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Champagne and Oysters with Jerry and Justin


In Sonnets from the Portuguese Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”; Friday night at Lot20 it was more a matter of “how to prepare an oyster? Let me count the ways”…and in the hands of Jerry Fraser and Lot20 ...

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