The Standard

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The Standard is a relatively new bar in Roe Street – and looks to have a great future. On Friday afternoon, accompanied by one of my trusty team of reviewers I went along to have a look. Entering off Roe you come into a largish bar and seating area, ...

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Thompson Estate

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Thompson Estate is widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the Wilyabrup region, but it is one that, until our most recent foray to the South West, the FWO had not visited - although we have both tasted the wines often at wine shows and have ...

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Wills Domain

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On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Talijancich Wines

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This small producer in the Swan Valley turns out some marvellous fortified wines but also some impressive table wines, notably a relatively rare variety for WA, the Spanish grape, Graciano. The tasting room has shifted from the winery shed to a ...

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John Kosovich Wines

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Founded in 1922, John Kosovich wines is one of the oldest wineries in the Swan Valley – and the oldest still run by the founding family- it has been turning out wines of great quality over an extended period, and simply exceptional fortified wines. ...

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Upper Reach Winery

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I have been going to Upper Reach since Laura and Derek Pearse first opened in the mid 1990s. In the early days the tasting was done in the corner of the winery shed. Over the years this has been developed to include a restaurant (Broads), a dedicated ...

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PERTH HILLS WINE SHOW 2014

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The Perth Hills Wine Show returned to its traditional home, the Agricultural Hall at Kostera Oval, in Kalamunda, after a number of years being co-located with the Truffle Festival at Mundaring. When that event fell over last year the Wine Show went ...

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Rosé Wine

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It is apparently Spring – the hottest September day on record, followed by the wettest, and now looking out at the rain again on AFL Grand Final day....anyway, I am sure real Spring weather will arrive soon...a perfect time to be sampling some of the ...

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