Gin is a pretty cool kid at the moment, with a many people gaining a new appreciation for the spirit, myself included! Gin & Tonic is so refreshing on a hot day. The Swan Valley Gin Co has recently launched, just in time for the hot Perth summer. The Swan […]

Swan Valley Gin Co – Of all the Gin Joints


As the temperatures drop in Perth everyone seems keen to stay inside, rugged up with some delicious comfort food. We’re no different, and after picking up a beautiful blue cast iron dish I was inspired to try my hand at French Onion Soup, and in honour of Bastille Day felt […]

French Onion Soup



Have you visited Plume Estate in the Bickley Valley? If you haven’t, you should, their cellar door is beautiful. Open, light and airy, with an incredible view over the Bickley Valley.  If you’re lucky you’ll get to meet resident vineyard dog Willow too!  We first stopped in at Plume Estate […]

Plume Estate 2017 Cellar Door Release


The climate in the Swan Valley reminds me of Spain, so its only fitting that Sangria would be a perfect beverage to enjoy in the warmer months. The team at Pandemonium Estate agree, and recently hosted Sangria Saturday to celebrate the end of vintage. Sangria Saturday was held at the […]

Sangria Saturday at Pandemonium Estate



Established in 1977 by Dr John Lagan, Xanadu Wines has now been making wine for over 40 years.  Recently winning 3 trophy’s at the 2017 National Wine Awards, including Best Cabernet for the 5th year running, and taking out Best Wine of Show at the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2017 […]

Wining & Dining at Xanadu, Margaret River


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Western Australia has some fantastic wine regions.  Most commonly known are Margaret River and the Swan Valley, but there are so many more emerging.  One of these is the Geographe Region, approximately 2hrs south of Perth, which encompasses the Ferguson Valley, Donnybrook, Capel, Harvey & Busselton. I was lucky enough […]

The Wine Loft – Geographe Region



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The Perth Royal Show conjures up images of fairground rides, glossy animals paraded, families enjoying a day out, showbags, candyfloss, hot dogs and a whole lotta fun.  You may not realise that along with all of this, the team behind the Perth Royal Show also have a very difficult task […]

2017 Perth Royal Food Awards Launch


I love Netflix.  Its especially great now that the weather is turning cold, wet & miserable. So many great shows, so many awful shows that are somehow addicting, new movies, old movies, stupid movies, documentaries, shows to entertain the kids, shows to entertain adults.  There’s even a few hours of […]

Netflix & Chill-ed Wine



After our chaotic exit from Paris, we headed straight towards the coast towards Normandy.  Normandy is known for Camembert and Cider, and is quiet easy to find cider marinated Camembert too… a match made in heaven! We stayed in Tourneur, approximately 3 hours from Paris.  Thanks to Airbnb we stayed […]

Bayeux & Normandy – History, Cheese & Cider


Its coming up 1.5 years since Martin & Loraine from Pandemonium Estate opened their cellar door in the Swan Valley. They’re still going strong, and are just as lovely & welcoming as the first time I met them, along with still making fantastic wines! Read about my initial Pandemonium experience […]

Vintage in the Valley – Shiraz Launch at Pandemonium Estate