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Mash Brewing's Indian Pale Ale wins top gong at The Australian International Beer Awards

Generic beer

Top beers from around Australia and the world have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.

Drink | Callan Boys | Fri May 23 16:30:31 EST 2014

Langton's Classification launch unveils rock stars of Australian wine

Red wine

The Langton's Classification launch could well be the ARIAs of Aussie plonk.

Drink | Sam de Brito | Fri May 23 14:28:30 EST 2014

Cool-climate shiraz awarded Australia's best red wine

Red wine, generic. Thinkstock pic

An Adelaide Hills shiraz has been recognised as Australia's best red wine at this year's International Wine Challenge.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed May 21 09:38:00 EST 2014

Penfolds targeted by US giant well versed at being in the red


It is one of Australia's few successful globally recognised luxury brands, but could soon be rendered a glistening prize that sits aside Toys 'R' Us, Oreo cookies and Samsonite luggage in the bulging...

Drink | Eli Greenblat | Wed May 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout: How to soak it in

Venison pithivier and venison fillets at The Terrace.

It’s a winery walkabout that takes the top off muscats, durifs, ports, gamays and more.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 20 12:04:35 EST 2014

How to find the value of old wine


I have inherited two cases of wine a relative kept under his house. Some of the labels are hard to read but they appear to be French and date back to the 1970s.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

What baristas really think of soy milk

Market Lane Coffee at the Prahran Market

''You don't go to a seafood restaurant and ask for a hamburger". What baristas really think of soy milk coffees.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr Sippy: Cocktails on a rye high


Whisky, gin, rum, tequila and vodka are as subject to the fickle whims of trend as food or fashion.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Best for BYO: Huon Hooke's top picks

Lamb at Bistrode.

Diners love BYO restaurants. Some friends of mine think it's rude to bring your own wine to a restaurant that has a wine list. Well no: some wine lists are pathetic.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australian brewer heads to AmericanCAN


Canned beer advocate, Dave Ward, is taking beers from the Australian Brewery, Sydney, to AmericanCAN.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon May 19 15:30:55 EST 2014

Tea-flavoured vodka nets Sydney student top spirit awards


A Sydney MBA student has scored international awards with his Longleaf vodka.

Drink | Jacqui Taffel | Mon May 19 10:24:26 EST 2014

How to match beer with food (and where to learn about it)

Beer and food.

Discover all you need to know about beer and food pairing.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Sun May 18 04:35:30 EST 2014

Five of a kind: new craft beer venues

Two Row Bar on Smith Street, Fitzroy.

30-litre kegs of rare brews rotate weekly, sometimes daily at Two Row Bar in Fitzroy.

Drink | Review by Chris Canty | Sat May 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Endeavour Growers Bright Ale: Beer by the bucket


Endeavour Growers Bright Ale recently rated third in the English summer ale class at the World Beer Cup.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu May 15 11:43:26 EST 2014

A toast to Good Beer Week


There is lots to cheer about with Good Beer Week kicking off on May 17.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Cheapskate's wine guide


Get the lowdown on casks and cleanskins, plus 20 bargain bottles for under $15.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Perger vs the world

Irish coffee

Melbourne's Matt Perger hopes his Irish coffee wins the world title this weekend.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mornington Peninsula goes minimalist

Mike Aylward

"Effortless" is a word I find myself using more and more when describing beautiful wines. On the contrary, I find myself using its opposite "a try-hard wine" less often, which is a good thing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to choose wine for your child's 21st

Red wine

Ignore what you fondly imagine your carefully reared child might fancy 20 years from now; the answer is all too likely to be fruit-flavoured vodka slushies.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon May 12 23:12:45 EST 2014

All eyes on the beers of the year


Results of the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards will be announced in Melbourne on May 22.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014