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The Hilton Hotel, Rosemount Wines and Riedel, the world’s finest glassware manufacturer, have joined forces to present a special dinner event showcasing each of the company’s strengths.

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The Hilton Hotel, Rosemount Wines and Riedel, the world’s finest glassware manufacturer, have joined forces to present a special dinner event showcasing each of the company’s strengths.

The Globe Restaurant’s private dining room, led by chef Paul Medica, is hosting a degustation menu of Wagyu beef, crayfish ravioli, gold band Snapper and more, paired with a selection of the best Rosemount wine from current and past vintages, including the Show Reserve Shiraz.

The wines are served in Riedel glasses, from the Austrian manufacturer whose connoisseur stemware began when family patriarch Claus Riedel began designing wineglasses for specific wine varieties.

The dinner is to be held on Friday March 10.

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The University Club at UWA has proved to be an avid supporter of local winemakers in its short lifespan, and it is continuing this patronage of local vignerons with a series of new events.

The club recently saluted the ‘Plan B’ wines of winemakers that organisers described as bringing: “high quality, single vineyard wines of character from respected winemakers, to a market that is currently awash with nondescript, often anonymous, blends of dubious provenance”.

But Plan A wines are definitely on show, with future events including the Cape Mentelle Whites Series scheduled for Wednesday March 8. Showcasing an impressive bracket of wines that now fall under the staple of Moët Hennessy, it is in equal parts a reflection on the work started by David and Mark Hohnen, Margaret River pioneers.

Following this, the Thompson Estate Series wine event will be held on Wednesday March 29.

In contrast to the established producers of Cape Mentelle, Thompson Estate is a relative newcomer to Margaret River, but has made an impact with an innovate style led by owners Peter and Jane Thompson.

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Another Mandurah Crab Fest is almost upon us.  A festival in the foremost highlighting the delicacy and diversity of locally caught crabs, the event has grown into something of a crustacean street party with street theatre, music and an assortment of local seafood and wine produce gathering together for the event.

The weekend of March 11 and 12 is a must for any crab lover.

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