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Wine vintage a matter of development


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


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


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

Drone idea falls flat

Minnesota craft brewer Lakemaid Beer Company tested drone deliveries to thirsty ice fishers on the state's frozen lakes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 12 00:01:00 EST 2014

Making a gewurztraminer

Vintage has started already in the district’s wineries, with Ken Helm picking grapes last weekend for the early-ripening gewurztraminer.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Feb 12 00:01:00 EST 2014

Non-stop mockery

Chris Taylor fronts the online only, five-part series called Plonk, which starts today with an episode on the Murrumbateman area.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Feb 12 00:01:00 EST 2014

Serving double standards: wines by the glass

Wine Agony Aunt

Is there a standard for the amount of wine served by the glass? Why might this be different in countries such as Italy?

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

Master pieces

Faces of experience: (From left) Phillip Jones, Pat Carmody, Guill de Pury, Rick Kinzburnner, Viv Thomson and John Thomson. Ron Laughton is also tasting.

A wine award can be sheer luck. Master status comes from cultivating the habit.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Generation next: all in the family

Tulloch wines

There's a new generation of young wine people moving into the family wineries of NSW.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Wine tasting 101: tips for beginners' sips

Tilt your glass and stick your nose in when tasting wine.

What to wear There's no dress code for wine tastings and no one is suggesting you'll get messy - but maybe give the white, dryclean-only outfit a miss.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Just what is a flat white?

Who invented the flat white?

Australians and New Zealanders both claim the creamy coffee as their own.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Big crush: getting a taste for hands-on winemaking


Keen for a taste of the grape-to-bottle experience? There are a growing number of events in Sydney and surrounds catering for a burgeoning interest in winemaking.

Drink | Rachel Clun | Fri Feb 07 10:28:50 EST 2014

Lager packs in the malt


Ale specialist Coopers recently extended its push into the lager market with the introduction of Thomas Cooper's Selection Australian Reserve.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Smooth operator


Is there really such a thing as a "superfood" smoothie? Kirsten Lawson blends her heart out.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 04 14:36:14 EST 2014

Shaken not stirred

Bon viveur: Roger Moore as 007 in <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i>.

James Bond is a ferocious wine snob who uses his knowledge to show off.

Drink | Richard Cornish | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

What we love to drink in summer

Grape experience: Chris (left), Bruce and John Tyrrell.

Along with cricket and crayfish, our First Families of Wine indulge in other savvy choices.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Rash of golds for top Tassie drops


Tasmania's strengths of riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine were confirmed at the recent 2014 Tasmanian Wine Show.

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