Coco’s

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Cocos in South Perth was the venue last week for a dinner to promote the wines of Barossa producer Schild Estate– the largest independent grower in the Valley – and was hosted by Judy Schild and her brother, winemaker Michael. The setting at ...

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A Beer at the Bird

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Friday seemed to be the coming of summer as the temperature zipped over 30 (of course three days later that all seems unlikely with the rain pouring down as I write) but after a longish walk up and down William Street my parched throat guided me into ...

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Petition Wine is a favourite!

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Petition Wine and Merchant – a wine bar and wine library – what more could you want? An interesting, and ever changing selection by the glass, or you can choose a bottle from the wonderful collection housed in racks around the room – and even better ...

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Guildford’s Crowning Glory

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It would be hard to argue against the proposition that the Rose and Crown in Guildford has the best beer garden in Perth – it is a fabulous space with an array of seating options – plenty of greenery to catch the eye, as well as the beautifully ...

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It’s Shadow Time

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With one of the best wine lists around town, the Shadow Wine Bar, part of the trendy Northbridge Hotel, the Alex, is an essential destination for any wine lover – especially if you are looking for some wines a little out of the ordinary. It is ...

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Back at Bivouac

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Bivouac is always a great spot to stop in for a meal with their Middle Eastern influenced cuisine, but is also a pretty good place to simply drop in for a drink – it is after all one of the original small bars on the Northbridge William Street ...

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No Mafia here

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No Mafia, one of my absolute favourite bars, has had a recent small makeover – a lick of paint, an upgrade of the floor, nothing too much, just adding a little more sheen to what is a ripper of a place. As the name suggests it is an Italian themed ...

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Refreshing stop at PICA

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Pica Bar in the Cultural Centre precinct has a few different areas to hang out, have a drink or something to eat – or perhaps just a coffee. At the back under the shade of the Port Jackson figs, sitting at one of the long tables is certainly a ...

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Olive Farm Winery

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We hadn’t dropped into Olive Farm from many months until the long weekend when we again visited this, the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a purpose built, and ...

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Aldi Wines

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As most people would know, Aldi is now selling liquor at some of their WA stores, despite the vehement opposition of the usual suspects when it comes to anyone daring to apply for a liquor licence in WA. Stores at Butler, Harrisdale, Joondalup, South ...

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