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Australian beer consumption plummets to 70-year lows

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Australia's reputation as a nation of singlet-wearing beer guzzlers has gone up in froth – beer consumption has fallen to levels not seen since the post-war "six o'clock swill".

Drink | Rachel Olding | Fri Apr 04 17:42:40 EST 2014

Mugshot: Nespresso pops a cap

Nespresso

Nespresso has fired a shot across the bows of the specialty coffee movement.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Four ways to classify muscat

Glasses on barrel

Rutherglen's winemakers have a unique system of classifying muscat and topaque (muscadelle).

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Temperature rise could hit coffee drinkers in hip pocket

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The latte sippers of the inner city may not be the communities most threatened by climate change, but the latest UN scientific assessment of global warming's impacts suggests they will not go...

Drink | Tom Arup, Stephanie Wood | Mon Mar 31 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australia's Four Pillars Gin wins gold at international competition

Gin and tonic.

A new Victorian distillery has won a double gold medal at this year's prestigious San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

Drink | Annabel Smith | Thu Mar 27 09:18:10 EST 2014

Australians drinking more champagne while the French drink less

French champagne.

Australia is the sixth largest importer of champagne in the world.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Mar 26 11:38:30 EST 2014

Is there more caffeine in a Red Bull or a short black?

Espresso/short black coffee.

So how much caffeine is too much? According to some, 'There's no such thing!!!'

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Low fruit yields mixed blessing

Still going strong: John, Ann, Ruth and Rob Ellis, with dogs Min and Xena, at Hanging Rock.

The summer has not been kind to vineyards, but there is still positivity.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Shiraz v syrah: what's the difference?

Shiraz.

Spotted the word 'syrah' on an Aussie red recently? Our Wine Agony Aunt explains why.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr Sippy: Daiquiri days

The classic daiquiri.

Anyone raging against the end of daylight saving and in denial that summer is over is in need of a daiquiri.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Cloudburst wine $270 a bottle but costs not covered

Will Berliner?

The rumours are true - Cloudburst really does exist, the wines are exceptional, and rare, and very expensive.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Special Bins top even Grange

Penfolds Grange

Penfolds is still the megastar of Australian wine, but Grange is no longer its greatest wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Special Bins top even Grange

Penfolds Grange

Penfolds is still the megastar of Australian wine, but Grange is no longer its greatest wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Roll out the red carpet

Red alert: Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago calls 389 '<i>the</i> bin wine of Penfolds'.

The hits - and misses - of Penfolds' new releases.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: St Patrick's Day venues

The Snug.

One day just isn't enough to celebrate St Patrick - The Snug is preparing a three-day party.

Drink | Review by Chris Canty | Sat Mar 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness

Pint.

Siobhan Dooley shares her tried-and-true method for pouring the perfect pint.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Fri Mar 14 10:44:27 EST 2014

Fire and Blood: Game of Thrones beer launches

A Game of Thrones-inspired beer is being released in time for the fantasy drama's fourth series next month.

Drink | Bites | Thu Mar 13 11:06:40 EST 2014

Mad Brewers Garden de Paradisi witbier review

Mad Brewers Garden de Paradisi witbier.

Featuring an African spice used in voodoo rituals, this is certainly a witbier with a difference.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Thu Mar 13 10:35:32 EST 2014

Independent brewers dominate craft beer awards

Brendan Varis of the Feral Brewing Company in Western Australia.

The smaller, independent brewers held eight of the 10 top spots at this year's awards.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

Winewise judges sift for nuggets

Gold-medal wines compete to become the champion of champions, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2014