Category Archives: Food & Random thoughts

Is this wine corked?

Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts.     The moment when a wine is uncorked and you are asked to determine if it is fine or corked can be an intimidating one. Whether opening a prized bottle at

Is this wine corked?

Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts.     The moment when a wine is uncorked and you are asked to determine if it is fine or corked can be an intimidating one. Whether opening a prized bottle at

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas and thank you so much for reading and following what I do on here, my Facebook page and twitter feed. It’s been great receiving your feedback, contributions and opinions in wine along the way. Things are going to

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas and thank you so much for reading and following what I do on here, my Facebook page and twitter feed. It’s been great receiving your feedback, contributions and opinions in wine along the way. Things are going to

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2013

On the weekend of 23rd November 2013, Mrs PWE, Ms Chardonnay and I headed down to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Gourmet Escape is in it’s 2nd year of operation, runs for the weekend and sees it’s main event down

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2013

On the weekend of 23rd November 2013, Mrs PWE, Ms Chardonnay and I headed down to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Gourmet Escape is in it’s 2nd year of operation, runs for the weekend and sees it’s main event down

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

Castelli Estate’s 5 Red Star celebrations. 5th September 2013

With the release of James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion, Castelli Estate was awarded 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means “best of the best” in a region. Which region? The Great Southern region of WA. Consider these

Perth Rare Wine Dinner, 18 May 2013

Back in May I attended a wine dinner, staged at 1907 Restaurant and organised by Shannon Noble’s Rare Wine Dinners.      Background Rare Wine Dinners is based in Sydney and I have been keeping an eye on previous dinners he

Perth Rare Wine Dinner, 18 May 2013

Back in May I attended a wine dinner, staged at 1907 Restaurant and organised by Shannon Noble’s Rare Wine Dinners.      Background Rare Wine Dinners is based in Sydney and I have been keeping an eye on previous dinners he

1 Year Anniversary

1 year ago, Perth Wine Enthusiast was born and it has been an interesting journey. I have been pleasantly surprised with the response so far. Almost 500 likes over on Facebook. Just ticked over 6,000 individual views here and I

1 Year Anniversary

1 year ago, Perth Wine Enthusiast was born and it has been an interesting journey. I have been pleasantly surprised with the response so far. Almost 500 likes over on Facebook. Just ticked over 6,000 individual views here and I

So, what’s in my cellar?

      How do I keep track of all my wines? Knowing exactly what wine you have in the cellar is very important. Having this information handy makes it easier to work out what to drink, when to drink

So, what’s in my cellar?

      How do I keep track of all my wines? Knowing exactly what wine you have in the cellar is very important. Having this information handy makes it easier to work out what to drink, when to drink

Merah Putih Restaurant. Bali. 20th April 2013.

Merah Putih had only been open about a month when we visited. Fell in love with the interior of the restaurant as we walked in. Large, cavernous dining room, sunning presentation. Ceilings must be over 6 meters high which has

Merah Putih Restaurant. Bali. 20th April 2013.

Merah Putih had only been open about a month when we visited. Fell in love with the interior of the restaurant as we walked in. Large, cavernous dining room, sunning presentation. Ceilings must be over 6 meters high which has

Sarong restaurant in Seminyak, Bali. 17th April 2013.

  This place is up there with my favourite places to eat in the world. Food is best described as modern Asian. Dark, moody space with “trendy” lounge music, duff duffing in the background. Tastefully decorated. It seems to attract

Sarong restaurant in Seminyak, Bali. 17th April 2013.

  This place is up there with my favourite places to eat in the world. Food is best described as modern Asian. Dark, moody space with “trendy” lounge music, duff duffing in the background. Tastefully decorated. It seems to attract

Some weekend cooking

Thought I’d share some cooking I did on the weekend for our guests. Grilled Baharat Chicken Breasts Beef Ribs stewed in Chinese Five Spice   Beef Rendang     Stir Fried beans with “crispy cereal”    

Some weekend cooking

Thought I’d share some cooking I did on the weekend for our guests. Grilled Baharat Chicken Breasts Beef Ribs stewed in Chinese Five Spice   Beef Rendang     Stir Fried beans with “crispy cereal”