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Mr Sippy: Spirits and seafood should intermingle

When deciding what to drink with your seafood, the liquor cabinet should also be considered, particularly if you're in the mood to mess things up a little.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Matching wine with food: are there any rules?

Neil Perry's king prawn & asparagus gazpacho.

Cathy Gowdie tackles the theory: red wine with meat, white wine with seafood.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beenleigh back to give Bundy a rum for its money

Beenleigh and Inner Circle rum varieties.

After decades in the rum wilderness, a concerted effort has begun to restore the reputation of Australia's oldest distillery.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jan 10 10:00:40 EST 2014

Taste test: Boutique ginger beers in the mix

The ginger beer from Spice Temple at Crown.

Something hot and spicy, often homemade, has become summer's go-to mixer or must-have bubbles on ice.

Drink | Kate Gibbs | Thu Jan 09 08:00:10 EST 2014

Cabernet sauvignon ranks as the world's most popular wine-grape


Forget sauvignon blanc, a red wine grape is world's most widely grown grape variety.

Drink | | Mon Jan 06 17:33:20 EST 2014

Bean prices plummet but no bargains for coffee drinkers


A global glut has caused coffee bean prices to tumble but Sydneysiders might end up paying more for their cappuccino than ever.

Drink | Esther Han | Sun Jan 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Small bars add twist to city cocktail

Kingston Public Bar and Dining

It was a good vintage for the Mornington Peninsula chardonnay but an even better one for the people drinking it.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Sat Jan 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Best beers for summer

A beer on the bar.

From saisons to lagers, here are our top 10 picks for boiling hot days and balmy nights.

Top 10 Drink,Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Tue Dec 31 12:54:41 EST 2013

Sydney's hottest new bars


Rachel Olding's picks of the city's newest bars. They'll have you hot-footing this summer from Cronulla to Palm Beach via Bondi, Neutral Bay and the seedy belly of the inner west.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Dec 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Craft beer a festive treat


The explosion of craft brewing, aided by our strong dollar, gives us an amazing choice of Christmas beer styles.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Dec 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

Local tipple could be just the tonic

Gin and tonic.

Gin and tonic could well be the drink of this year's summer. Influenced in part by the resurgence of microdistilling in Britain and the United States, there has been a boom in the popularity and...

Drink | Claire Davie | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage reading: best book picks

Julie McIntyre

Books, remember them? Those bundles of thin paper sheets with pretty covers front and back?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Drinking in the best of 2013

Red wine.

Jeni Port shares her picks of the best wines of the year.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

The rise of craft beer


We taste a beer from Bavaria's 1000-year Weihenstephan brewery, along with a Spitfire Kentish Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Dec 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

The perfect match: Wine suggestions for Christmas Day

Christmas Mule.

Put as much thought into what you drink on Christmas Day as to what you will be eating. Here are some traditional and alternative pairing ideas.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Not just bubbles - champagne!


It's tempting to observe that champagne has never been so affordable for Australians. When we look at the deals that are being done by retailers, especially the major supermarkets, there seem to be...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sparkling red: a national treasure

Sparkling red

Don't scoff when asked to bring a sparkling red to a dinner party, it's one of Australia's great national drinks.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Gifts for coffee geeks

Assembly Coffee & Tea  in Carlton.

It's that time of year again - time to scratch your head and wonder what on earth to buy the friends and relations.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Japan's sophisticated brew

Japan is a small, geographically fragmented nation. Shaped like a giant sea horse, the Japanese archipelago comprises 6852 islands.

Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Batting for a brew: Shane Warne joins forces with Moa on a beer

MOA Brewing Company skw pale ale, 99 Not Out.

Shane Warne's pale ale is a top notch summer drop.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Fri Dec 06 11:59:20 EST 2013