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Blending vintages builds champagne character

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I was shopping at Costco and saw Bollinger champagne at a very good price. I nearly bought some but the labels didn't have a year on them.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr sippy: Whisky on a rye high

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The type of alcohol you drink can be as subject to the fickle whims of trend as food or fashion.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Where to find the perfect pint of Guinness in Melbourne

Pint.

How do you find the perfect pint? You get a little help.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun Mar 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Artisan tipple lifts Australian spirits

Flavour is added to the gin.

Over the past decade, local artisan distillers have been popping up in increasing numbers.

Drink | Michael Harden | Sat Mar 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to make cold-brew tea

Tea

Keen to make your own iced tea? Give this recipe a try.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Mar 05 09:00:20 EST 2014

Cider taste overflows

Australia’s phenomenal growth in cider consumption is driven mainly by the young, particularly 18 to 24-year olds.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 04 12:15:56 EST 2014

'Wine options': the division of opinion

"Wine options" is played by people who like talking about wine almost as much as they like drinking it.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Green growing methods on trial

Vineyards

A French winemaker is being prosecuted by the French authorities for not spraying his vineyard with insecticide.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

'Wine options': the division of opinion

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"Wine options" is played by people who like talking about wine almost as much as they like drinking it.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Experiments in flavour

Mug shot.

A chemistry teacher turns his attention to one of the world's most traded mood enhancers.

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

Mr sippy: Shirley, the queen of mocktails

Say what you like about Academy Awards, Nobel prizes, Victoria Crosses and grand slams, the true mark of having burrowed into the public imagination is having a drink named after you.

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

25 wines for $25 or less

Wine

We demand so much of a value wine, don't we? It can't simply refresh, be nice to drink or be a good little quaffer. No, a value wine has to over-deliver for the price.

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

A brew on the wild side

Experimental: The founders of Abbotsford's Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Karl van Buuren, and Josh and Jake Uljans.

Move over hops. Yeast is exciting craft brewers for its creative, complex potential.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Georgia on winemaker's mind

Pheasant's Tears

Blame the traditional winemakers of Georgia, the former USSR state. They're behind the trend towards fermenting white wine on its skins in clay amphorae, concrete eggs and other strange vessels.

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

Wine vintage a matter of development

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Can we assume, considering the [recent] heatwave, most Australian winemakers will have poor 2014 vintages?

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

These gentlemen want you to drink their wine - no, seriously

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NSW had the lowest penetration of local wines on its wine lists.

Drink | Julie Power | Fri Feb 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Chinese lead way in boost to winery visits

NCH/SMH - NEWS - Hungerford Wines in the Hunter Valley,   General Manager, Adrian Lockhart in the barrel room.   Photo by Marina Neil - 5th February 2014

Once they came for the Rock and the Reef but international tourists are increasingly likely to add a winery trip to their Australian holiday itinerary, the Chinese driving demand.

Drink | Esther Han, Rachel Browne | Thu Feb 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Four stars from four corners

These summer brews could be metaphors for the national stereotypes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 19 00:01:00 EST 2014

The best NSW wine to try now

wine

Walk into any restaurant, sit down and consult a wine list. You will be hard-pressed to spot a wine from NSW.

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

Let's go aperitivo

Aperol spritz.

When it comes to eating and drinking Italians lead a fairly blameless existence.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014