Hoegarden beer

Summer brew: the rise of witbier

Will Hawkes Formerly the unsung hero of the beer world, witbier is fast gaining popularity among brew connoisseurs.

Christmas tipple


Why you should serve traditional punch this Christmas

Michael Harden Punch's reputation has been tarnished by low associations, but the drink has an old and stately history.

Wine of the week

Mountadam Riesling 2013

Huon Hooke A delicious riesling in a fine, delicate but fully ripe style.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Indulge yourself

Karrawatta Dairy Block Shiraz 2013

Huon Hooke A full-bodied yet elegant shiraz that will benefit from some ageing.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
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Party fizz

Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Huon Hooke A clean and fresh sparkling wine perfect for parties.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Neil Perry's passionfruit bavarois.

Divine desserts

End your next dinner party on a high note with these recipes. Read more



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Perfecting the gingerbread house

The key is in the lollies, says master gingerbread house builder Phillippa Grogan. (03:09)