Winemakers in Spain's Rioja aim to change the region's reputation as the home of cheap wine.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 02 00:15:00 EST 2016
Births, deaths, openings and closings, the Good Food wine writers reflect on the year and share their top wines of 2015.
Drink | Jeni Port, Ralph Kyte-Powell, Huon Hooke, Cathy Gowdie | Tue Dec 15 00:30:00 EST 2015
Warm seasons have produced some rich and satisfying wines.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 08 11:09:07 EST 2015
No one follows traditional rules of wine matching these days, but there are a few tricks to picking a top tipple for the Christmas table.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 08 09:00:00 EST 2015
Back-to-back wins came as a "huge surprise" to the boutique winemaker.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 17 00:00:00 EST 2015
It's all about altitude for this NSW wine-making region on the rise.
Good Food | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2015
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2015
GOOD FOOD WINE COLUMN
Good Food | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2015
Gin's stocks are rising, beer is waning and shiraz and sauvignon blanc are stronger than ever. Huon Hooke casts an eye over the year's drink trends.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 08 00:00:00 EST 2015
A tight palate and aromas of grapefruit help this good-value chardonnay deliver.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:06 EST 2015
Primal aromas make this deep, dark red the perfect pair for a grilled steak.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:08 EST 2015
This light-coloured pilsener, from Salzburg, is very quaffable with a more-ish finish.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:20 EST 2015
A sweet and spicy red with notes of chocolate that's already very enjoyable.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:10 EST 2015
A sweet and ripe blend of five grape varieties which is appealing for its balance.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:12 EST 2015
A complex and fruity white with a rich palate and aromas of mango and pawpaw.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:14 EST 2015
Though young, this shiraz is concentrated, powerful and persistent: perfect for the cellar.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:17 EST 2015
An appealing lightness and a straw-like bouquet make this white a great pair for a laksa.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 17 11:01:19 EST 2015
The 40-year-old Grand Reserve St Agnes brandy bottle has a gold-plated neck, base and stopper. And what’s inside is golden too.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Thu Aug 06 12:52:03 EST 2015
Powerful, ripe flavours give this floral-scented red blend amazing value.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 03 10:54:50 EST 2015
Don't be fooled by the paltry price: this red has density and flavour way above its station.
Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Aug 03 10:54:34 EST 2015