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Wine News – vintage in the Great Southern

“It’s flat out mate” was the response Picardy winemaker Dan Pannell gave Gusto when asked how vintage 2005 was going.

Wine News - vintage in the Great Southern

When Gusto asked chief winemaker at Barwick Estate Nigel Ludlow how vintage was going, he admitted: “It’s all about timing”.

Lubricate those throats

The Karaoke World Idol Competition is being held at the Moon and Sixpence Woodvale British Pub for 10 weeks, starting Tuesday March 8.

Venues chase corporate business

The business lunch has changed. Gone are the days of the three-martini lunch or even the ‘power’ lunch. Perth’s professionals are demanding a new style of dining when they’re doing business, and local restaurants are rising to meet the challenge.

Microbrewery looks to the big picture

Blue Jacs, Mandurah’s new microbrewery cum tapas bar, will soon open a second outlet on the coast, this one on Perth’s northern beaches.

Wine News

Howard Park is offering a vertical tasting featuring a decade of riesling.

Wine News

The Australian and New Zealand Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine has installed the 2004 Hay Shed Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon as the best wine for the variety in its autumn edition with a score of 95/100.

French master fosters talent

Fresh from his admission to the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association’s hall of fame, Alain Fabrègues says he wants to give new talent a helpful “nudge” in 2005.

Milk the way it used to be

Dairy farmers for the past 80 years and operators of the Great Southern Milk Company, the Ravenhill family is about to undertake a small but significant step in a new direction.

Etro a fresh new face

Regular visitors to King Street will have noticed that the old Bien Fine Food cafe (formerly Mezzonine) has been transformed into the lighter and brighter Etro Café Bistro.

Drakesbrook opens cellar door at Lake Navarino Resort

Rather than waiting an indefinite amount of time to open its cellar door due to construction near its site, Drakesbrook Wines founder Bernie Worthington decided he would open the vineyard’s cellar doo

Wine News

Killerby Vineyards’ 2003 sauvignon blanc has been rated ‘one of the best of 2004’ in the latest Winestate Annual magazine.

Garita gets going as Bar One’s one

Bar One has recruited Tony Garita to provide a strong food direction for the QV1 bar as it enters its second year of trade.

Langes still connected to Alkoomi

Frankland River pioneers Merv and Judy Lange have received plenty of offers for their 110-hectare vineyard but they aren’t interested in selling Alkoomi Wines just yet.

Zoccoli takes the cafe route at Avenue 9

Mark Zoccoli is no stranger to the hospitality industry, having spent about 25 years in the game, primarily managing restaurants including A Room with a View, Observation City and, most recently, six years with popular Mt Lawley cafe Mille.

Wine News

Those who like to enjoy a country drive followed by some of the Great Southern’s best wines and gourmet food are in luck.It’s the Porongorup Wine Festival, to be held this year on the grounds of Angel

Expression of faith in Northbridge

The hospitality scene in Northbridge is experiencing a slow revival thanks to a couple of new operators who have upped the ante in both food and service.

Wild Fig founders want northern exposure

The owners of popular Waterman cafe, The Wild Fig Cafe, are looking to open another business in the northern suburbs this year.

Wine News with Anne Dawson

Malcolm McCusker will launch a new label in February, McCusker’s Wines, based in the Chittering Valley.

Openings bring fresh energy to Aberdeen St

THE old Mamma Maria’s restaurant on the corner of Lake and Aberdeen streets in Northbridge will reopen as Hunter’s Piano Bar in the coming months.