Cathay Pacific Winestate Wine Show


Last Friday Lady FWO (alter ego of @winesandbooks) and I were guests at the annual Winestate Wine Show at the Hyatt in Perth. Set in the spacious Riverside Ballroom, long tables circled around the room holding some 500 wines all entrants in ...

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The Guildford Hotel


We dropped into the Guildford Hotel for lunch during the week. Very popular, but during the week the crowds have dropped off somewhat since the frenetic days when it first re-opened which, from our point of view, makes it a little easier to grab a ...

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No Mafia and Brave New Wine


The sometimes edgy but always excellent wines of Denmark- based producer, Brave New Wine were the centrepiece of lunch yesterday at No Mafia, my pick for the best small bar of 2016. Hosted by winemakers Yoko and Andries, and with marvellous food from ...

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2016……looking back


As I open a bleary eye at the New Year, my thoughts have turned to the best of food and drink and such in the year gone by, and so a few thoughts and impressions. Best restaurant Well here I am at one with Rob Broadfield, the best meal we have ...

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Raising Riesling 2016


Well, Raising Riesling, the yearly salute to those from the Great Southern, has been and gone – many wonderful Rieslings were tasted; oysters consumed; and canapés nibbled on the lawns behind the Royal Perth Yacht Club overlooking the ...

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Young Guns of Wine Uncut and Il Lido Cottesloe


Friday 2nd December saw the young guns of Australian wine at last land in Perth after a circuit around the country, displaying the best of the new breed of Australian winemakers. Twenty six winemakers, 52 wines for tasting all packed into the dining ...

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Raising Riesling 2016


One of my favourite wine events is looming – Raising Riesling for 2016. A celebration of the Rieslings of the Great Southern (the premier Riesling producing area of Australia), you will get to taste the best on offer from 22 wineries – an opportunity ...

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Great Southern Pinot Tasting at Petition Wine


Last night we were invited to a tasting of the best of Great Southern Pinot Noir in the extremely attractive and comfortable surrounds of the Petition Wine Store in the State Buildings – and what better place to sample wine than surrounded by racked ...

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Festival Italia 2016


On Saturday we went along to the Perth Town Hall as guests at the opening of Festival Italia 2016 – in the undercroft area stalls selling food and promoting things Italian had been set up, while up the elegant old stair case in the hall above were a ...

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The Perth Royal Wine Show


Lady FWO and I attended a Perth Royal Wine Show hosted tasting for wine and food bloggers last night – held at one of our favourite eating and drinking spots, the alluring Lalla Rookh Wine Store. Three chardonnays – all award winners from last ...

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