Food & Wine

Coles sales pressured by tough competition

Wesfarmers-owned supermarket giant Coles' sales growth has eased for a third consecutive quarter amid stiff competition from Woolworths and Aldi.

World's second-best hotel in Perth's CBD

Perth's COMO the Treasury Hotel has been named the second best hotel in the world by travel publisher Conde Nast.

New brand to showcase WA agrifood

The state government has announced a new $8.1 million branding campaign to promote local agrifood producers to overseas buyers.

Gage Roads tapped in thousands of new venues

Gage Roads Brewing Company has executed a key plank of its five-year 'returning to craft' strategy, signing a pair of new agreements to get its beer into 17,000 pubs, bottleshops, r

Dragontail launches $6m IPO

Perth-based Trident Capital has been brought in to advise an Israeli technology company on its $6 million inital public offering and listing on the ASX.

Varsity takes its bar to the ’burbs

Ben Maher and his partners are taking their successful Nedlands bar concept to the university precinct near Curtin.

American-style pizza makes big statement at Hillarys

Perth has taken the biggest slice of global franchise California Pizza Kitchen, with the opening of the group's Australian flagship restaurant at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Feral brews one just for the locals

Swan Valley-based boutique beermaker Feral Brewing Company has created a new beer for sale exclusively in Western Australia.

Carrying the can for craft beer

SPECIAL REPORT: There's a definite case of old school meets new school going on in the boutique brewing set, with aluminium cans increasingly the container of choice among the craft beer crowd.

Little Dove win a gauge of local craft brewers’ art

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian breweries' continued success is building on a rich brewing pedigree.

Brewers, bars team up to grow craft consumption

SPECIAL REPORT: WA brewers are finding that it's better for the industry if they work together.

Watchdog takes Pastacup franchisor to court

The competition regulator has initiated Federal Court proceedings against Perth-based franchise chain Pastacup and its co-founder Stuart Bernstein for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

No longer driven to drink in Margs

Tourists have been given more incentive to hang up the car keys and stay in town when visiting Margaret River. 

Isle of Voyage to open at Elizabeth Quay

The heritage-listed Florence Hummerston Kiosk will reopen its doors to the public tomorrow as the Isle of Voyage, Elizabeth Quay's latest addition to the restaurant scene.

Gage Roads seeks cash to buy out Woolies

Gage Roads Brewing Company will tap the market for $10.1 million to buy back Woolworths' stake in the Palmyra-based brewer, capping off a busy 12 months where it created Australia's best beer while also returning to profitability.

Full bottle on vermouth

An aperitif used for medicinal purposes in the early 1500s has been given a 21st century twist with the release of Burch Family Wines' Howard Park Vermouth. 

Producers unhappy with alcohol tax regime

A recent move by the federal government to include distillers in a tax rebate scheme for breweries is a step in the right direction, but not a total fix.

Hippocampus distils positive memories

Little Creatures co-founder Howard Cearns' penchant for placing himself ahead of the curve has taken a fresh turn, with his newest venture recently opening its cellar door to the public.

Good Food and Wine show kicks off

The Good Food and Wine show opened its doors to Perth this morning marking the beginning of a three day festival that showcases over 200 stalls including a select number of small Western Australian artisan businesses.