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Clues in the crema: what can it tell you about your coffee?

Good crema is an even layer of fine bubbles that is 'elastic'.

Good crema is an important part of espresso flavour and texture, even of milk coffee.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Keeping track of your glass at a party

Wine Agony Aunt

If you want your glass to go unmolested, make like Gollum and the ring - keep it close or suffer the consequences.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

NSW wine awards 2013

White wine.

It was Tumbarumba's year at the 2013 NSW Wine Awards, largely thanks to the regions' chardonnay.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Trip the green fantastic: the truth about absinthe

Sugar dissolves atop an absinthe spoon into a glass of absinthe.

Mixologist Benjamin Luzz is out to restore absinthe’s reputation and to educate the drinking public on this unique and unusual drink.

Drink,Food News | Jessica Wright | Mon Nov 04 10:03:50 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Beer gardens


Beer gardens are always enticing as the weather warms up, perhaps all the more so after a chilly spring. Chris Canty samples the new, the updated and the classic.

Drink | Chris Canty | Sat Nov 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

A history of brewing in Canberra

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs has written a brief history of brewing in Canberra, marking the capital's centenary.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Best Australian sparkling wines

Let the party season begin.

This list of the best Australian sparkling wines makes for essential drinking.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Roadtesting the EspressGo portable car coffee machine

Lavazza EspressGo.

Plug the EspressGo into the cigarette lighter, press the 'on' button and it starts to brew.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Reputation and scarcity keep prices up

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

The pricing of really expensive wines is based on what the market is prepared to cop.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Calls to tax wine by alcohol content, not value

Alcohol taxation: A system of taxing wine according to its alcohol content has been recommended.

Health taskforce and tax review recommend wine be taxed in the same way that beer and spirits are.

Drink | Dan Harrison | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Mount Majura holds wine blending session

Winemaker Frank van de Loo at Mount Majura is offering you a chance to blend your own TSG on Saturday, October 26.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 23 08:59:57 EST 2013

Hingston crowned ACT's champion brewer

Kevin Hingston has been named champion brewer at the 2013 ACT Amateur Brewing Championships.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Oct 23 08:59:50 EST 2013

Grange book for ACT collectors

A Year in the Life of Grange, which celebrates Australia’s greatest wine.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Oct 23 08:59:46 EST 2013

Our backyard is a growing cider territory

Canberra could become the centre of Australia's newest alcohol industry, writes Hamish Boland-Rudder.

Drink | Hamish Boland-Rudder | Wed Oct 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintages stand the test of time

Yeringberg vineyards

Don’t think of Yeringberg wines as just conservative, think of them as classic.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 21 23:59:37 EST 2013

Tempranillo the one to watch

The potential for this Spanish grape in Australia is huge, Chris Shanahan writes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Brew and improved

Only in America: a machine that "almost completely automates the process of producing beer".

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Thrills aplenty


Matthew Jukes doesn't hold back in a tasting of Canberra wines, and for the most past he's entranced, Kirsten Lawson writes.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Champagne tour de force

Cork taint in Dom Perignon was 'alarming' in recent years.

It might just be the most useful book ever written on France's prestige sparkling wine, Champagne.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to serve chilled red wine

The varying climates around the world make serving wine at room temperature complicated.

I have always served reds at room temperature but now I'm told some reds should be refrigerated too?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013