Come on down
Adriana Xenides from Australian game show Wheel of Fortune is not only in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest serving game-show hostess, but has had a musical devoted to her. To celebrate the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s world premiere of the musical Xenides, Shadow Wine Bar is hosting an ’80s Tribute Dinner on Thursday October 18. Tickets are $85 per person and include a wine spritzer on arrival, choice of main (fettuccine, snapper, duck or scotch fillet), canapés, starters, shared sides, dessert and cheese are also included. Buy tickets online.

“For legs-dangling-in-swimming-pools times.”
Drinks journalist. Presenter. Winemaker. Co-founder of the now-retired Rootstock natural wine festival. Mike Bennie’s CV is more varied than most. The latest addition to his resume is beer-maker following the release of Foudre 1, a fresh and zesty sour beer. “It’s all about the nervous vitality you can expect from wild-ferment beer,” says Bennie. “It’s got lemony scents, whiffs of nuttiness and grain and some faint spice. It’s mostly about grapefruit-y tang and subtle grain flavours.” Bennie will be at North Fremantle bottle shop Wise Child on Friday October 19, between 6pm and 8pm, pouring the beer as well as his ultra-limited Brian Bitter beer.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead
The Reveley at Elizabeth Quay is celebrating Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a Mexican-inspired lunch on Saturday October 27. The four-course, five-cocktail lunchtime event – organised with El Jimador and Herradura tequilas – begins on the rooftop overlooking the Swan River and progresses to a sit-down lunch in the dining room. Tickets are $99 per person and available online. Dressing in theme is encouraged.

Sake lessons from a master
Master sake brewer Hiroshi Inoue from Sawahime brewery is flying direct from Japan to Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha for a Sake Appreciation Dinner on Friday October 26. Hiroshi Inoue will take guests on a sake adventure alongside Sandra Gwee from Kodawari Sake Education. The night includes five courses and five sakes. Tickets are $80 per person and available online.

Myattsfield comes to Leederville
For its final tasting of the year, family-owned West Leederville liquor store The Wine Thief will be showcasing the wines of Perth Hills winery Myattsfield on Wednesday October 10. The tasting is free to attend, but places are limited. To reserve spots, please email