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Published June 30th 2018
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I am generally not a drinker of alcohol, as I just do not like it, however, I do accompany my partner to go on wine tastings and events. I enjoy these, as you meet new people who you would otherwise never meet and we have indeed made a few good friends through these types of event.
1. Beer Awards For the first time ever, the Perth Royal Beer Awards are opening their doors to the public for a beer carnival like you've never experienced before!
There will be a lot to taste, drink and see here, including the following:
Champions Bar ft gold medal winners
35 Aussie Breweries - pouring beer all weekend
Royal cocktail bar - serving up delicious creations
Sideshow alley - featuring, of course, arcade games
Cover bands and DJ's - making sure there is music
Harvey beef grill
Smokin BBQ Bus
Local food trucks
Official crowning of the People's Choice Award for Best Beer
There will be the following brewery firms at this event: Gage Roads, Cheeky Monkey, Bootleg Brewery, Little Creatures, Artisan Brewery, Wilson Brewing Co, Pirate Life, Blasta Brewing Co, Beerland, Innate Brewers, Thorny Devil, Hopped Up Brewing Co, White Lakes Brewing Co, Blackwood Valley Brewing Co, Stone and Wood, Boston Brewing, Riverside Brewery, Impi Brewery, Black Brewing Co and Beer Farm.
It will be on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, and you can see the times, and sessions here.
Receive a complimentary beer glass on arrival with every ticket purchased. Tickets are $30 and this great event will be held at the Robertson Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds.
2. Pinot Palooza: Perth 2018 You will be able to taste some of the finest wines produced in the world, and who knows, I might even like one!
Their line-up of Pinot producers are the best from Australia, New Zealand and more. There will be music as you drink some of these fabulous Pinots from all over! As well as Pinot, there will also be a vermouth bar where you can taste, as well as buy those you like.
This will be on at the Claremont Showgrounds on Saturday, 4th August from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
3. Brave New Wine & Dormilona Dinner
Do you like trying new wines? This event will have you tasting both experimental and delicious wines from the winemakers who are rewriting the rules of conventional wine-making in WA!
This is a small family run business from Denmark's Brave New Wine. They will join forces with Josephine Perry, the woman behind Margaret River's Dormilona, to bring you some of their best wines yet.
You will be able to speak to the makers in the Petition Kitchen while enjoying a three-course share style menu, teamed with a selection of Dormilona and Brave New Wines.
It will be held on Saturday 28th July, from 12 noon to 5.00 pm, at Tiny's, 250 St Georges Terrace - entry is via Milligan Street. Tasting is from 12 noon to 3.00 pm.
5. Traditional Versus Minimal Wine Dinner
Have you ever eaten at Frasers? If not, now is your chance - it is one of the best restaurants that I have been to in Perth.
Now they are having a function and in the often changing world of wine, they will dissect the myths behind "minimal intervention wine". The wines will be side by side with some classic iconic wines made in a traditional manner.
This dinner is hosted by the Fraser's Group, Sommelier and will include a 6-course degustation, with two different wines per course, one being traditional, and the other minimal.
So, keep free Thursday 9th August, at Fraser's Restaurant, 60 Kings Park Road, West Perth.
It will be on from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, and the cost will be $155 per person (well worth it!). Get your tickets by phoning 94820140, or else book your tickets online.
6. Margaret River Urban Wine Market
Do you enjoy decadent food, quality produce and premium wines? You can have these things from Margaret River and you will not even have to leave Perth!
The Margaret River Wine Market returns to the State Buildings this winter where they will have the region's most outstanding food and wine.
There will be both those that have been established for a long time, as well as up-and-coming winemakers. And all the time you can enjoy delicious wine tastings and yummy bites.
Some of the people represented there will be Fraser Gallop Estate, Amelia Park Wines, Stella Bella Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Juniper Estate Wines, Flowstone Wines, LS Merchants, McHenry Hohnen, Deep Woods Estate, Redbrook, Voyager Estate, Vasse Felix and Amato Vino.
7. Red, Red Wine
You could, of course, do a wine class at the School of Wine. Here you will look at noble red grapes, are also known as Noble Grape Varieties.
These are grape varieties that are widely planted in most of the major wine producing regions. There are over 1300 types of wine grapes and of these, you will learn about eight of them. This will give you a somewhat better understanding if you are a novice and if you would like to become more knowledgeable about wine.