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South Australia's Chateau Tanunda regains its former glory

Barossa beauty: Reroofed, renovated and restored.

The dilapidated grand chateau is now a showpiece of the Barossa Valley.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2015

Why does by-the-glass wine cost more than by the bottle?

By-the-glass is certainly a more expensive way to enjoy wine than by the bottle, but Cathy Gowdie doesn't believe that means we're being ripped off in restaurants.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2015

Zierholz Brewery, Canberra, is new home for head brewer Marcus Muller


German braumeister Marcus Muller travels from WA to take the helm at Zierholz in Canberra.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Mar 09 09:56:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews

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

WA distillers shine at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2015

Judging at the inaugural Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

Distillers from Western Australia have scooped the pool at the inaugural Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, with three of the top seven awards going to producers from the west.

Drink | Megan Johnston | Thu Mar 05 22:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews

Choice drops from around Australia.

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

Kitchen Garden - Susan Parson's tips for autumn

A family business is making magic with its mulch.

Drink | Susan Parsons | Tue Mar 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Thirsty work at Canberra's BentSpoke brewpub

Chris Shanahan reviews BentSpoke's Frenzy and Heat Freekah.

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

In defence of craft beer

Growing trend: Craft beer isn't going away any time soon.

If you want to drink a VB, go for it. Just get your hands off my craft beer.

Drink | James Wilkinson | Tue Mar 03 15:24:49 EST 2015

Wine reviews

Use the interactive graphic to see Chris Shanahan's reviews of this week's wines.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 03 14:13:16 EST 2015

New Melbourne bars to put on your dance card

A wee dram at New World Whisky Distillery.

Which new watering hole suits you? Check out our round-up of bars with buzz.

Drink | Gemima Cody | Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2015

Mugshot: There is such a thing as a slow espresso

Solid stuff: The Little Guy.

Slow coffee? For sure, made by hand, carefully, with a pour-over filter. But slow espresso – isn't that an oxymoron?

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

Cuppa cocktails: Spike your drink for a different cup of tea

Spike your drink: An exotic tea cocktail at Saigon Sally, Windsor.

Booze and tea are all the rage and, if you can get past the pun, an Earl Grey Marteani is mighty appealing.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2015

Craft brewers renew interest in lager

Is lager making a comeback?

The craft beer world may be all about ale for now, but don't expect it to stay that way for long.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: wine reviews

Chris Shanahan looks at the top drops

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Tyrrell’s 2014 Hunter Valley Semillon

Review - Tyrrell's 2014 Hunter Valley Semillon

Drink | | Fri Feb 27 23:30:00 EST 2015

Early grape harvest puts winemakers on the climate change front line

This year's early harvest has put added pressure on winemakers, some of whom find themselves forced to sit out The Sydney Morning Herald NSW Food and Wine Festival's prestigious Sydney Cellar Door.

Drink | Kristen Ochs | Fri Feb 27 00:15:00 EST 2015

Where should a bottle of wine be opened?

Trend: Wine doesn't necessarily need to be opened at the table.

Since when has been OK to open a bottle away from the table?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Wed Feb 25 21:57:27 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: A mixed tomato harvest


Never underestimate the history - and uses - of the humble tomato.

Drink | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 25 13:17:45 EST 2015

$625 for a glass of wine? Restaurants offer top drops by the glass

Cheers to that: More restaurants are offering premium wines to customers by the glass.

At $625 a glass, the Fat Duck's 175ml offering of premium Grange may seem steep, but it's part of a growing trend giving diners access to wines many find unaffordable by the bottle.

Drink | Jane Holroyd | Wed Feb 25 11:51:20 EST 2015