Raising Riesling

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The Great Southern Wine Producers Association held a festival to all things Riesling last Sunday. We had bought tickets to the event some weeks ago and had been waiting with anticipation for the day to roll around. The crowd that turned up indicated ...

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Temporada

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Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

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Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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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

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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Macedonian Bean Soup (Graff)

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I recently went along to the newly opened Dominion League bar situated where the Court Wine Bar was until last year. The Court was the original wine bar in Perth, long before the small bar revolution, and I spent many an hour there over the years – ...

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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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Brika

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Walking into Brika the first thing you notice – after the crowded tables – are coloured wooden louvres attached to the walls, polished concrete floors, exposed rafters and whitewashed walls....looking for all the world like a Greek taverna – missing ...

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The Nookery Café

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Recently we spent a couple of days in Margaret River visiting the Dowager FWO.  On the way down we stopped for lunch at Woody Nook at Wilyabrup. This little vineyard has been around quite a while and has a pleasant little café/restaurant attached.  ...

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