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Wine trends: eight ways the wine world will change in 2016

Global wine trends for 2016.

The impact of climate change and new technologies are on the vinous radar for 2016. Sparkling wine, especially ubiquitous prosecco, will still go strong, but "premiumisation" is coming.

Drink | Elin McCoy | Fri Jan 01 10:26:19 EST 2016

Distilleries brew up competition for Victorian wineries

A tasting flight of Four Pillars gins at the new distillery in Healesville.

Four Pillars is one of a burgeoning number of regional Victorian spirits distilleries and craft beer breweries offering more than just raw product.

Drink,Victoria | Peter Barrett | Sat Dec 26 00:15:00 EST 2015

True brew: why coffee just might be good for you

There is no evidence that up to 200 milligrams - the equivalent of one strong, barista-made coffee - poses any risk to pregnancy.

Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying unexpectedly and developing type 2 diabetes than those who do not drink coffee.

Drink | Amanda Dunn | Sat Dec 26 00:15:00 EST 2015

A beer for ... watching cricket

A beer for ... watching cricket

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Dec 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan's top 15 wines under $15

Australia's more than 2400 vignerons make for greater diversity and higher quality wine than ever before in a wine history dating from the first fleet.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's National Wine Show of Australia 2015: Reviews of gold medal winners

Chris Shanahan reviews gold medal and trophy winners from the Canberra's National Wine Show of Australia 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Why hops do not matter in brewing

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News of the brews, and reviews of Little Creatures Original Pilsner and Big Shed Brewing Co Kol Schisel German Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra Distillery: How Tim Reardon's gin inspired the creation of a distillery

Gin and vodka.

After 46 failed experiments, Canberra economist Tim Reardon created a fine gin. He was so inspired by the achievement, he has decided to establish a distillery in the capital.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Barhop: White Rabbit Barrel Hall

Buying a Kris Kringle at this Geelong general store is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Drink | Michael Harry | Tue Dec 15 17:49:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews: Coldstream chardonnay, Jacob's Creek pinot grigio, Wynns Black Label

 Chris Shanahan's wine-tasting notes include a truly memorable chardonnay to accompany Christmas lunch.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 15 17:00:00 EST 2015

How to make a Penicillin whisky cocktail

Finishing the Penicillin with a drizzle of smoky whisky.

This lemony elixir is the signature drink of Australian-born bartender Sam Ross.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Dec 15 14:01:07 EST 2015

How to make a whisky highball

The easy and refreshing whisky highball.

Cocktails don't get easier or more refreshing than a highball.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Dec 15 13:39:59 EST 2015

How to make an Old Fashioned whisky cocktail

An Old Fashioned with an orange twist.

It's a terrific cocktail for the end of the day or start of a night. Here's how to make an Old Fashioned.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Dec 15 13:28:21 EST 2015

Best Australian wines of 2015

Which Aussie wines stood out this year?

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

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan for December 13

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay, Lock and Key Reserve Hilltops Shiraz and Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Brut Rose.

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay, Lock and Key Reserve Hilltops Shiraz and Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Brut Rose.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 12 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: West End Brewery gets an upgrade

News of the brews, and reviews of Three Oaks Cider Co Adelaide Hills Apple Cider and Nomad Brewing Co Sideways Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 08 23:45:00 EST 2015

Huon Hooke: wine guide

Warm seasons have produced some rich and satisfying wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 08 11:09:07 EST 2015

Matching wines to food on Christmas Day

Festive flair: The right wine lifts the meal.

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

Which Australian wines match a Christmas meal of seafood with pavlova dessert?

English friends are coming for Christmas lunch. Do we raise the Republican wine flag? And what should we drink?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Dec 08 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling 2015 $7.85–$12

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 05 23:45:00 EST 2015