Wine Show WA Awards – 2017

Dancing

The Wine Show of Western Australia is celebrating its 40th year, and on Friday night we were invited along to the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt in the Perth for their Gala Awards Dinner – and the chance to taste the award winning wines, enjoy fine food ...

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Frisk is a favourite

Gin

Frisk – if you are on the lookout for gin, then this is the place for you – with around 100 gins ready to go it is an essential stop for gin lovers. Up the Russell Square end of Francis Street, it is quite small inside with exposed concrete ceilings ...

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Coco’s

Chardonnay

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!

PetitionRose

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

BivRose

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

Rose

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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