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Australia exports cafe culture to NYC - and the city likes it

Customers at Bluestone Lane cafe, New York City.

The New York Times' take on the Australian cafe invasion in its city.

Drink | Oliver Strand | Wed Jul 30 11:05:20 EST 2014

Vineyard real estate: whatever it costs...

Mornington peninsula vineyards.

Vineyard-suitable land on the Mornington Peninsula is the most expensive in Australia.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Milan looks to Melbourne for cafe cool

Melbourne cafe style in Milan.

The Milanese have taken a leaf out of the Australian book at a place called Pavé.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Champagne region facing crisis

Facing competition: The Champagne region is looking at a new business model.

The Champagne region is facing a crisis. It must change radically to safeguard its future, according the communications director of the Comite Champagne, Thibaut Le Mailloux.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan beer reviews, July 30


The Wig and Pen brewpub brewpub is set to secure a new address.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Jul 28 00:15:00 EST 2014

Sun and slate secret to Mosel wine


Touring the wine regions of the Mosel and Rhone valleys in Germany, it's hard not to be seduced by the fairytale beauty of the villages, the houses and the castles.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: coffee helps heal wounds of Rwanda's dark past


Like much else in Rwanda, coffee farms were ravaged by war and genocide in the 1990s.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dry July: How to survive Melbourne stone cold sober


Abstaining for a month is a challenge many people appreciate, and this month it's a win-win situation. Here's our guide to celebrating sobriety.

Drink | Jayne D'Arcy | Sun Jul 20 00:15:00 EST 2014

Coffee snobs exposed: we are secretly drinking instant

Black coffee

Australians might be world leaders in ducking out for a café latte and spending up on home coffee machines but, secretly, at home, we crack open the instant stuff.

Drink | Deborah Gough and Beau Donelly | Wed Jul 16 10:35:46 EST 2014

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan beer review


Continuing usual practice, Coopers releases its latest extra strong vintage ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 15 13:14:00 EST 2014

Beware wine geeks bearing home-made gifts

Home-made wine

''Home-made'' is an adjective that warms the cockles of one's heart when applied to steamed winter puddings and cable-knit jumpers.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why Tasmanian pinot noir matters

Red wine.

Tasmania is arguably the most exciting pinot noir producer in Australia. But that's not the only reason.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Espresso: just add sugar

Market Lane cafe, Melbourne.

Adding sugar to your espresso? It's the Italian way.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

A twist or two on the negroni


Anybody arguing the case for intelligent design might like to put forward the negroni as Exhibit A.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan beer reviews

Top quality: Hawthorn Premium Pale Ale.

The US's home to perhaps the biggest, most diverse, fast-growing craft beer industry also makes some of the plainest, large-volume beers imaginable.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Jul 14 16:19:42 EST 2014

Sydney's craft breweries on the rise

The Lord Nelson.

From Campbelltown to Mt Kuring-gai, here's a selection of Sydney's top craft breweries.

Drink | Callan Boys | Fri Jul 11 09:17:40 EST 2014

Like a red with your Red Wedding? Game of Thrones wines are coming, maybe

Sersei Lannister

There is no crisis in Game of Thrones that cannot be made better with a cup of wine but after another gripping and grim episode do we need a drink to go with our favourite character or house?

Drink | Deborah Gough | Wed Jul 09 11:43:22 EST 2014

Phil Ryan and Saddler's Creek launch wine range


It was an occasion infused with the themes of birth and rebirth, life and survival and, just in passing, wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: what happened to the cappuccino?

How did the cappuccino lose its froth?

The frothy cappuccino has fallen into disrepute and many cafes' efforts aren't helping things.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Balmain's Efendy offers Turkish wine tasting


As an omnivore, and a woolgrower's son, you might think I'd have tried eating sheep's testicles by now. But it took an unlikely Turkish wine tasting to get me over that hurdle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 01 03:00:00 EST 2014