Food & Wine

Mead looks to make his move on the Terrace

WARREN Mead is going ahead with plans for his latest restaurant, this one to be located at the ground floor of Exchange Plaza on St Georges Terrace.

Colonial takes brewing back to centuries past

MARGARET River’s newest boutique brewery, Colonial Brewing Co, has travelled a steep learning curve in recent months.

WINE NEWS with Anne Dawson

IAN Mayo has joined Plantagenet Wines as general manager.The former Cape Mentelle general manager has been recruited to take on Plantagenet’s next phase of development, which aims to build sales up to

No doubting Willcock’s commitment

VIRGINIA Willcock’s first overseas posting as a wine consultant was a true test of her passion, tenacity and commitment to the job.

WINE NEWS with Anne Dawson

BASKERVILLE Wines has been sold and the new owners are looking at expanding the Swan Valley property to include accommodation.New owners and managers Geoffrey and Polly Hashman, who bought the propert

Tinelli’s lucky charm

CHRISTIAN Tinelli might not be as well known as his father, Umberto, but then again he’s only a relative newcomer to managing hospitality businesses.But growing up while his father created icon busine

BITES with Julie-anne Sprague

SO it’s out with the chef and in with the critic for the next series of Channel Seven’s reality TV series My Restaurant Rules.But it’s no food critic, but rather former Australian Idol judge Ian ‘Dick

WINE NEWS with Anne Dawson

FOREST Hill Vineyard chief executive and chief winemaker Larry Cherubino has left the Denmark winery.

Monkey Rock seeking to preserve its market niche

A NEW label based in Denmark has found a niche market with the recent production of its first vintage of preservative-free wines.

WINE NEWS with Anne Dawson

MUST Winebar has received the State award at the 2004 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, coordinated by Tucker Seabrook and held in Sydney last week.The awards, which have been running nationa

Warming up for hijinks in Highgate

NEW FACE: Geoff Hayward's The Brisbane will open this week, providing one more reason to enjoy summer in Highgate.

BITES with Julie-anne Sprague

THANKS to the growing number of diners looking to eat a little later than may be considered usual, Tsunami proprietor Brett Carbone has decided to keep his kitchen open until 10.45pm.And he’s busy tal

Magic showing by Broomstick

WHILE Margaret River and wine have a long-standing connection in terms of recognition throughout Australia and around the world, the neighbouring town of Witchcliffe has not been so fortunate.

Turning up the heat at Aurora

When Gusto heard of a particular fire-fighting tale involving the head chef at newly-opened Aurora Restaurant and Denmark’s Prince Frederick and Princess Mary it seemed only fair to share it; after all, who hasn’t been captivated by the recent royal roman

Wine News with Anne Dawson

Pemberton winery Gloucester Ridge Vineyard will go under the hammer on Friday December 10.

Wine News with Anne Dawson

Preparations for this weekend’s Margaret River Wine Region Festival are being finalised, with a number of personalities set to appear across the South West during the four-day event.

A touch of Zen in DJ’s food hall

Popular Subiaco fishmonger and cafe Zen Sea has opened a second retail outlet; and it’s in a pretty top-notch retail site in Perth – the David Jones food hall.

Char Char Bull stakes its claim

Going to Fremantle for a steak dinner is a bit like going to a winery for beer. But that’s all set to change, with new restaurant Char Char Bull making a name for itself as a place for those who want meat instead of mussels, a rump rather than red emper

Wine News with Anne Dawson

Former Palandri chief winemaker Tony Carapetis has joined Voyager Estate as an assistant to current Voyager senior winemaker, Cliff Royale.

Gusto Vino - Galafrey builds on founder’s legacy

The Western Australian wine industry last year lost one of its most prominent figures in Galafrey founder and winemaker Ian Tyrer.

Gusto Bites with Julie-anne Sprague

Geoff Hayward will open the doors to the renovated Brisbane Hotel on November 18.