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The lure of Lillet

This French aperitif wine has become something of a must-have on the shelves of discerning cocktail makers.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Australians rescue France from terrible coffee

Surprised how bad the coffee in Paris was, a group of Aussies did something about it.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to break a no-BYO policy


Want to take a bottle of wine to a no-BYO restaurant? That's OK - as long as you take the right approach.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australia's 10 best winemakers

Louisa Rose.

We asked 100 wine experts to decide the country's top 10 wine producers - and found a male domain has been invaded.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beyond the pale: India Pale Ale evolves

Sign of things to come: IPA is a staple for craft brewers, including Mornington Peninsula Brewery. But it?s become a starting point for evolution.

As beer styles go, India Pale Ale is a bit of a head-scratcher. It's not from India and it's not always pale. It can be strong but it can also be session-strength.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Introducing the Good Food wine partner Dan Murphy's

Wine glass and dish.

Buy wine, beer or spirits on thanks to our drinks partner, Dan Murphy's.

Drink | | Tue Aug 05 00:01:00 EST 2014

Australia exports cafe culture to NYC - and the city likes it

Customers at Bluestone Lane cafe, New York City.

The New York Times' take on the Australian cafe invasion in its city.

Drink | Oliver Strand | Wed Jul 30 11:05:20 EST 2014

Mugshot: Milan looks to Melbourne for cafe cool

Melbourne cafe style in Milan.

The Milanese have taken a leaf out of the Australian book at a place called Pavé.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vineyard real estate: whatever it costs...

Mornington peninsula vineyards.

Vineyard-suitable land on the Mornington Peninsula is the most expensive in Australia.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Champagne region facing crisis

The Champagne region is facing a crisis. It must change radically to safeguard its future, according the communications director of the Comite Champagne, Thibaut Le Mailloux.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan beer reviews, July 30

The Wig and Pen brewpub brewpub is set to secure a new address.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Jul 28 00:15:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: coffee helps heal wounds of Rwanda's dark past

Like much else in Rwanda, coffee farms were ravaged by war and genocide in the 1990s.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sun and slate secret to Mosel wine


Touring the wine regions of the Mosel and Rhone valleys in Germany, it's hard not to be seduced by the fairytale beauty of the villages, the houses and the castles.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dry July: How to survive Melbourne stone cold sober


Abstaining for a month is a challenge many people appreciate, and this month it's a win-win situation. Here's our guide to celebrating sobriety.

Drink | Jayne D'Arcy | Sun Jul 20 00:15:00 EST 2014

Coffee snobs exposed: we are secretly drinking instant

Black coffee

Australians might be world leaders in ducking out for a café latte and spending up on home coffee machines but, secretly, at home, we crack open the instant stuff.

Drink | Deborah Gough and Beau Donelly | Wed Jul 16 10:35:46 EST 2014

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan beer review


Continuing usual practice, Coopers releases its latest extra strong vintage ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 15 13:14:00 EST 2014

Espresso: just add sugar

Market Lane cafe, Melbourne.

Adding sugar to your espresso? It's the Italian way.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why Tasmanian pinot noir matters

Red wine.

Tasmania is arguably the most exciting pinot noir producer in Australia. But that's not the only reason.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

A twist or two on the negroni


Anybody arguing the case for intelligent design might like to put forward the negroni as Exhibit A.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beware wine geeks bearing home-made gifts

Home-made wine

''Home-made'' is an adjective that warms the cockles of one's heart when applied to steamed winter puddings and cable-knit jumpers.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014