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Olive oil ecotourism opportunity

PHOTO ESSAY: About six weeks after the last grapes have been picked from the vines in the Margaret River region another bountiful harvest begins - the olive harvest.

Local distillers show winning spirit

Those who fancy a tipple of the finest vodka or whisky will be pleased to learn that two of the world's best are made right here in Western Australia.

Getting more from the daily grind

From pods to beans, the founders of social enterprise Community Pod have extended their business model.

Chains serve up $40m stores push

A big increase in takeaway spending in WA may not be flowing through to the big players, but they are still investing in market share.

Investa, Eureka offer glimpse of new QV1

QV1 co-owners Investa Property Group and Eureka Real Assets have unveiled the look of Perth CBD's newest food precinct, the $6.5 million first phase of nearly $150 million worth of redevelopment works at the 43-level office tower.

Red Rooster unveils new store concept

Red Rooster has chosen Northbridge as one of four locations where it will open new-format stores, with smaller-footprint operations designed to allow the barbecued chicken chain to secure more inner-city sites.

Cafe serves Cat Haven support

The founders of local social enterprise Cat Cafe Purrth are hoping to open two more cafes later this year, thanks to the appeal of the business's cat, coffee and cake combination.

Bars, brewers keep up the craft work

A new wave of beer-focused venues is driving the continued evolution of Perth's small bar scene.

Many cooks make for great events

PHOTO ESSAY: Whoever coined the phrase 'too many cooks spoil the broth' clearly didn't work in a commercial kitchen catering for large events. 

Brewery to catch stadium foot traffic

Fans won't have to walk far for refreshments before and after events at the new Perth Stadium, with a 2,500-person capacity tavern and microbrewery to be built adjacent to the Swan River pedestrian bridge on the Burswood Peninsula.

Gage crafts Fringe deal

Gage Roads Brewing Company will take to the Fringe World Festival stage in 2017 as the Perth event's new major brewery partner. 

Hummus Club dips lid to crowd

The owners of a new Northbridge eatery have placed a big emphasis on connecting with the community, and used crowdfunding to provide one element of that relationship.

The Grand Cru experience, a top cellar

Mount Lawley liquor retailer Grand Cru Wine Shop has undergone an evolution since being established more than 42 years ago.

Foreign investment buoys Margaret River winemakers

More than a dozen WA winemakers have joined forces to tackle the growing Chinese market.

Brownes cultivates pouch market

Dairy producer Brownes has become the first local company to manufacture yoghurt pouches as part of an ambitious plan to usurp Yoplait as Western Australia's highest selling yoghurt maker.

New beer bar to fill northern suburbs gap

Beerland Brewing is responding to a perceived shortage of craft beer in Perth's northern suburbs, building a new venue to anchor a hospitality precinct at the redeveloped Westfield Whitford City.

Entertaining backyard business

A couple of Perth micro businesses offer up some entertainment options for summer.

US investor spends $20m on Laurance Wines

One of Australia's best known winemaking families, the Oatley Wine Group, will open a cellar door in the Margaret River region, part of what's believed to be the largest value sale ever for a winery in Western Australia.

State Buildings wins hospitality award

The State Buildings was named Perth's best hospitality venue at the 2016 Western Australia Hospitality Awards for Excellence last night. 

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.

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