World Oyster Day


World Oyster Day has rolled around again, and once more with a couple of likely accomplices I celebrated it at Lot 20 on Friday 5th. Although not quite as sunny as the same day last year, the weather was still kind and we set up at one of the outdoor ...

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The Guildford Hotel


After eight years the Guildford Hotel re-opened last week; and hasn’t it been popular? Packed houses from the opening and unless you get along early enough very hard to grab yourself a seat – but all so worth it. We got along on the afternoon ...

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Little Black Dog Winery


Little Black Dog At the recent City Door in the City we had the opportunity to try, for the first time, some of the wines produced by this Swan Valley winery – they don’t have a cellar door and we had not come across them at other wines shows we ...

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Lalla Rookh


Lalla Rookh continues as one of the better eating houses in the CBD. Once again on this most recent visit we sat in the Wine Store area off Sherwood Court, surrounded by racks and boxes of wine - it is a great little space based on the enoteche of ...

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Taste the Great Southern


Last weekend saw Great Southern winemakers showcasing their wares at Petition Wine Bar and Merchant, as part of the State Makers Festival – nine wineries were on display in the atrium area which was the old mail hall in the centre of the brilliantly ...

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Cellar Door in the City


Recently, as part of EatDrinkPerth, a pop up cellar door showcasing the wines of the Swan Valley and Perth Hills popped up at the Aviary – we were invited along by Nicola from Riverbank Estate and had the opportunity to re-new acquaintance with some ...

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Dormilona Wines at No Mafia


A couple of weeks ago Lady FWO and I went along to a dinner at one of our favourite small bars – No Mafia in William Street – which was held to celebrate new releases from innovative Margaret River winery, Dormilona. Together with splendid food – ...

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Moss Wood New Release Tasting


The scenic outlook of Matilda Bay restaurant was the setting for a tasting of new releases from one of Australia’s premier wineries – Moss Wood – last week. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon represents 40 years of Cabernet from the Willyabrup vineyard – ...

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Great Southern 2013 Vintage Reds Snapshot


Recently I was invited along (thanks Dr John Gates) to a tasting of 2013 reds from the Frankland and Mt Barker/Denmark areas. Held at Print Hall it was organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association and showcased Shiraz and Cabernet from ...

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Lamont’s Wine Store


Last week we set out on a sunny day to Cottesloe and an old favourite, Lamont's Wine Store to celebrate our wedding anniversary. One back from Napoleon Street, inside its most noticeable feature is the racks of wine along one wall - and under the ...

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