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Melbourne's best cold coffee creations

Chill out: The Saigon cold coffee served at Nora Cafe.

Had enough cold-drip, Melbourne? As summer ends with a February meltdown, check these chilled coffee innovations.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Seeking love at first sip: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Perfect Match

The Acqua Panna Perfect Match events are a series of lively discussions about food and wine matching.

Indian food has only one true liquid love, and its name is beer - right? Wrong, say winemaker Shashi Singh and restaurateur Adam D'Sylva.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Beer battle 'priority' as watchdog puts heat on brewing giants over exclusive tap deals

An investigation into the country's two big beer giants, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, has been elevated to a 'priority matter' for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

An investigation into the country’s two big beer giants, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, has been elevated to a 'priority matter' for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Drink | Adele Ferguson | Mon Feb 16 15:38:03 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay is a gorgeous wine – the fact that it sells for a touch under $20 is amazing.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Feb 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Local craft beers 'bullied' out of pubs by foreign brewing giants

Melbourne's Thunder Road says an investigation into the big brewers' practices is overdue.

Australian craft beer makers are being locked out of pubs as a result of anti-competitive practices by a foreign brewing giant, consumer group Choice alleges.

Food News,Drink | Deborah Gough | Wed Feb 11 09:00:44 EST 2015

Quaffers: Flying Brick Cider House's wholesome all-fruit cider

Bold: Chris Shanahan reviews Flying Brick Original Cider and Flying Brick Pear Cider.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews: February 11

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food & Wine magazine issue February 11.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Does size matter when it comes to wine bottles?

Upsize: A magnum of Dom Perignon at Bondy's Bar in Sydney.

I am thinking of buying a magnum, or even something bigger, for a dinner I am hosting. However, I’ve been told that the quality of wine is not the same as in a normal-sized bottle.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 10 14:34:38 EST 2015

Wine in a box: the cask turns 50

Happy 50th birthday cask wine.

The chateau cardboard hits a half-century this year, but is it still relevant?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Feb 09 14:52:33 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

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Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Kooyong Estate 2013 Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula

Kooyong Estate 2013 Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula $42

Drink | | Fri Feb 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Big beer brands rule in drinkers' minds

Chris Shanahan reviews Sheaf Stout and Samuel Smith's India Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Tolpuddle 2013 Pinot Noir, Tasmania

Tasmania is where it's at right now.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Tue Feb 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, February 4

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food & Wine, February 4.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

The NSW wine all-stars

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From the Hunter Valley to Tumbarumba, Huon Hooke picks the best wines in the state.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 03 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wood-fired coffee roasted the old way

Coffee beans, roasted using woodfire, are again available in Melbourne.

Modern technology is spurned in favour of the senses when coffee is roasted the old way in Westgarth.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Feb 03 00:00:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Wig and Pen returns at Llewellyn Hall

Photo: Monkeys

Chris Shanahan reviews Wig and Pen Thousand Monkeys Hefeweizen and Cooper's Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, January 28: Cheers to the New Year

Delamere Naissante Pinot Noir 2012, Tamar Valley, Tasmania

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food & Wine, January 28.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

The 2015 Wine Honours List

Raise a glass to Australia's winemakers.

Here's our Post-Australia Day Honours List, recognising the special contribution of our wines, and the people behind them, to our great nation.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Photo exhibition reveals a year in the life of Grange

Wine of the world: A bottle of Grange against the New York skyline.

A new book and exhibition traces the story of Australia's most reputable wine.

Drink | Mary Ward | Mon Jan 26 12:55:40 EST 2015