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Rosé

I really enjoy tasting and drinking rosé. It’s not just the flavour profiles but also the association. I can’t help but reminisce of summer when I taste rosé. I feel privileged to be able to taste with the Liquor Barons…

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Exploring Provence on a bike

Cabrières-d'Avignon to Roussillon to Bonnieux The sweet smell of a Provencal summer is just delightful after having had a cold for most of the Australian winter. I feel privileged to be able to visit Provence where I can rest up,…

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Developing Your Palate

I love trying and tasting new wines; developing the palate with different grape varieties and styles is always worth exploring.  And tasting wines from Italy, France and Australia is the perfect way to spend a rainy day! I think we…

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Leaving 4G behind; bush camping over Easter

I enjoy my job; being online, posting and following companies and bloggers on social media and being ‘connected’ to the world. And I love developing my palate by tasting a range of beers and wines. But I also love getting…

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Labour Day Weekend

Three day weekends are great. It means you can make that weekend trip away more enjoyable as you have more time, you can relax and know that you go back to work with just 4 days that week. Whether or…

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A Belated New Year

As it is still January as I write this (but took me a while to post this...) I felt at the time I could justify saying ‘Happy New Year’. A New Year for me is the opportunity to reflect on…

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Urban Wine Walk

The Urban Wine Walk was the best wine tasting event that I’ve been to in Perth because not only was I able to taste wine, I could walk around the city exploring the different and new bars in the city…

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Beer and baby and surf…can it go all together in a weekend without leaving you exhausted?

Earlier in November, I headed down to Margaret River with hubby and 16 month old son. We were renting a house with 4 other couples and their children. The plan was to chill and enjoy the weather which was set…

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Beer and Beef Festival at Elizabeth Quay

Last weekend I went to the Beer and Beef Festival at Elizabeth Quay. $35 got you into the open aired venue plus a pint of beer, not bad value for Perth! Then it was $20 for a tasting card for…

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Le Tour de France with wine

Le Tour de France is underway. What a journey...biking over 3,000 kilometres in 3 weeks! Not sure I could manage that myself.....but you never know unless you try....In any case, I thought Le Tour de France with wine sounded like…

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Birthdays

I love birthdays! Some people don't like celebrating but I think it's important more than ever to celebrate a birthday, especially now when 1 in 3 of us will get cancer in our lifetime....and we never know when our time…

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An afternoon wine tasting in the city

At the weekend, on Saturday, I went to the ‘Taste the Great Southern’ event in the Postal Hall, the elegant foyer next to Petition Wine Bar and Merchant. From 12-4pm, we were spoilt with significant nibbles, canapés and international cheese…

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Easter in Denmark

Spending the long Easter weekend in Denmark was an ideal way to relax. There were 8 of us and we all camped, surfed, visited wineries and mainly chilled. A few mornings were spent visiting wineries and going out for coffees.…

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Little Creatures Beer School

I’ve been lucky enough to attend lots of consumer wine tastings across England, France and here in Australia. But I’ve never been to a beer school.  Whether you call it ‘craft’ beer or interesting ales or you’ve noticed a rise…

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Paddling to Rottnest

I think sport is a bit like wine....I find it brings together people from different walks of life....you end up meeting some people you never would have otherwise...So I love sport as I love wine....Take a team sport like rugby…

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Happy New Year

A new year.... and is 2016 really already upon us? Where has 2015 gone? I take New Year's Day to reflect and think...what have I achieved this year? And I then review what has happened in the world this year?…

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AFL and wine tastings

During the weekend of the Grand Final, I headed down to Margaret River. A friend of mine had a room free and I never like to miss a chance to go to Margaret River, especially if it means staying somewhere…

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Pay it forward for charity

On Thursday night I attended a wine tasting at Matilda Bay Restaurant that was raising money for a not for profit called ‘For the Animals.’ It was such a beautiful setting, overlooking the river and there were some fantastic wines…

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Lamont’s Sunday Tapas 3rd May

I was really looking forward to Lamont's Sunday tapas today, on the 3rd where we were to try 9 different wines from Moss Wood. And I wasn't disappointed especially as Keith and Claire Mugford were pouring the wines, along with…

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Camping & visiting wineries over Easter

Over Easter I took a few extra days off work and explored the beauty that is the south west of WA on a family trip of camping and exploring. We drove down to Margaret River, then onto Denmark, across to…

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Ostler Tasting at Lamont’s

Just before Easter, I went to Lamont’s on Station Street for the Ostler tasting. It’s always a pleasure coming here for a tasting. There were five wines on tasting along with delicious canapés. Ostler  is located in the Waitaki Valley…

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Margaret River in March

Earlier this month I headed down to Margaret River with some friends. I love going to Margaret River, there’s plenty of wineries to explore and wines to taste. Plus there’s the beaches and surfing. I should also make my way…