The New Homestead Brewery & Improved Mandoon Estate Cellar Door in the Swan Valley

Mandoon Estate & Homestead Brewery Swan ValleyI was trying to hold off visiting the new and improved Mandoon property for a few weeks, but the sun was shining this past Saturday and it was just the perfect day for a nice cold beer or glass of vino in the sun. It didn’t take much convincing for Mr. Spittoon and I to head out there! Continue reading

#TCWeekdayWine Weekly Roundup Post 1

As most of you will know, on Wednesday the 10th of September I launched my official #TCWeekdayWine hashtag! It has been a fabulous first week with at least 20 wine lovers and businesses jumping onboard!

To sweeten the deal, at the end of the month I’ll be giving away 2 packs of Wine Glass Writer Pens away to two people who have used the hashtag on a fun wino post! You can read all the details here. Continue reading

My Top Wine Picks from the Qantas epiQure Wine Fair 2014

Qantas epiQure Masterclass - Bottega Rotolo Pepe SayaDisclosure: Qantas invited myself and Mr. Spittoon to attend the epiQure Wine Fair.

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the inaugural Qantas epiQure Wine Fair on Saturday at the WA Ballet Centre in Maylands. This unique event put on by Australia’s leading airline is designed to showcase the Qantas epiQure Wine Club’s extensive wine selection as well as the chance to taste local produce and attend informative masterclasses with some of Australia’s leading wine professionals. Continue reading

The party of the year in the Swan Valley with Chef George Calombaris – Entwined in the Valley!

Entwined in the Swan Valley 2014

Buy an Entwined in the Valley ticket and you and a lucky friend could win a meet and greet with George Calombaris, and a cooking experience with Co-Op’s Kiren Mainwaring. Visit the Swan Valley website for full details. Terms and Conditions apply.

It’s about time the Swan Valley stole the show!

On Saturday August 30th from 7pm till 12 midnight the magnificent Entwined in the Valley Degustation will be held. This 7-course food & wine extravaganza will not only stun the senses but it’ll showcase some of WA’s and Australia’s finest chefs. It’s one of those events that you simply cannot miss (I’ll be there with bells on!). Continue reading

NEWSFLASH!! What’s new in the Swan Valley & Upcoming Events

What's new in the Swan ValleyThings are spicing up in the Swan Valley at the moment with new stores, cafés, accommodation options and more popping up here, there and everywhere. There’s also a host of cool events coming our way so I thought it was about time I put a post together to keep you all in the loop and no doubt tempt those taste buds out to Perth’s Valley of Taste. Continue reading