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Relaxed vibe for City Wine at Perth's Urban Orchard
The emphasis at the City Wine 2017 event will be on relaxing with friends and sharing a glass of wine and food. The fourth annual City Wine will be held at the Urban Orchard in the Perth Cultural Centre on June 9 and 10.
The emphasis at this year's City Wine will be on relaxing with a glass of wine. Picture supplied.
Event organiser Richard Campbell said the event would be opened up to provide a more sociable space for friends to share new and unusual boutique wines with tapas style food. A Garden Courtyard and the Skyline Terrace will provide a relaxed space to allow friends to taste and enjoy wines and share a casual meal while overlooking the Perth skyline.
City Wine will feature live music to enhance the social side of the event. Mr Campbell said this year's expo will have 35 exhibitors and as well as new releases and unusual wines, visitors will be able to try cocktails, craft beers, ciders and spirits.
The event will open its doors at 4pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday, running until 9pm on both days. Entry includes a souvenir glass, wine tasting, live music with tapas styled meals available to purchase, sales by the glass and take home wine sales
New to the event this year will be Lucky Chan's Bao Bar with its Chinese, steamed, filled buns. Also new to the event will be Margaret River winery Harmans Estate's South American brandy style Pisco spirit. "We're expecting plenty of new and unusual tastes to be on offer this year," Mr Campbell said. "And with the Garden Courtyard and Skyline Terrace it will be a great way to wind down with friends," he said.
Visitors will be able to sample wines and buy a glass of wine to enjoy while listening to live music or buy bottles to take away which can be stored in the complimentary 'wine locker' until patrons are ready to leave.
Friday evening is always popular with city workers and city dwellers who walk across to the Cultural Centre after work to take a relaxing look at some wines they might not have tried before.
Saturday is more of an occasion for a leisurely browse, discovering and buying wines that are perfect for the cooler time of year. Music will be provided by pop acoustic act JMQ on Friday from 4pm to 6.30pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 5.30pm with the funky Claisebrook Trio playing from 6.30pm to 9pm on the Friday and 5.30pm to 9pm on the Saturday.
JMQ is a pop acoustic act playing all the favourites with an extensive musical repertoire. Audiences have likened his upbeat performances to sounds of Jason Mraz but with the chilled out vibe of Jack Johnson.
Claisebrook Trio is described as Motown meets jazz, meets folk, meets funk, meets covers, meets originals.
Visitors to City Wine will be able to relax to live music with a glass of wine. Picture supplied.