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ENJOYING a bottle of 1993 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc at a campsite in Nornalup was the perfect way to see in the New Year.

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A NEW-LOOK e’cucina will open later this month featuring more street exposure that is hoped will boost night and weekend trade, according to owner Steve Smith.

Herb adds that special flavour

E’CUCINA head chef Herb Faust began his career with an apprenticeship at e’cucina and, as chefs do, moved around to secure further training.

Making news in 2003 ...

Gusto takes a look at some of the events that shaped the year in Perth’s food & wine sector.

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It’s not easy to pick the best of the year’s wine industry events or tastings, particularly when you’ve been invited to so many, but David Pike does his best.

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Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group is well on the way to ensuring its infectious mix of food and drink becomes the first choice for Perth pub goers, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

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While David Pike is yet to take up a long-standing invitation to visit senior winemaker Nicole Esdaile and the team at Capel Vale, this week he tastes through his back catalogue and looks at some of the work they’ve been doing.

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An aptitude for learning has been an advantage for Natasha Court, the sommelier at the award-winning Must Winebar, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

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David Pike wraps up the GWE auction.

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The city’s suits are expected to flock to Bar One when it opens this week. The latest venture from Geoff Hayward and Stephen Scaffidi will deliver light, contemporary food with a focus on simplicity, as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

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An exhibition at Vasse Felix gives history buffs an insight into the evolution of the wine industry in Australia, as David Pike reports.

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One of the special events this weekend involves world rugby domination ... the other some of the State’s best wines. More familiar with a reisling than a ruck, David Pike gives us his spin on the Great Wine Estates auction.

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Those in the know are tipping strong growth in coffee shop chains and espresso bars for Perth in the not-too-distant future. Julie-anne Sprague talks to one operator who’s dipping a toe early in proceedings.

Excelling on the national stage

THERE have been several celebrations in recent weeks worthy of a congratulatory note from Gusto. The most recent of these was the Australian Hotels Association WA Awards for Excellence.

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Back home after her six-week culinary soujourn through Europe, Gusto’s Julie-anne Sprague leafs through her trip diary and provides us with some of her favourites tastes of the Continent.

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Xanadu will provide its Lagan Reserve 1999 for auction at the Great Wine Estates Auction later this month. David Pike takes a look at the winery and its success.

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In this week’s look at the upcoming Great Wine Estates auction David Pike looks at what makes Leeuwin Estate the iconic winery it is.

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In this week’s look at the upcoming Great Wine Estates auction David Pike reveals some of the secrets of Plantagenet Wines.

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A driving force behind the successful Matilda Bay Brewing Company, Phil Sexton found things a little tougher than expected when he took on the wine business. Now, more than a decade later, the winery he started has become Devil’s Lair, and business is boo

Red plantings on the up

THE Western Australian wine industry remains in a strong position despite what was a difficult 2001-02 overall, according to industry figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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