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Miss Peaches has a craft long-neck range to enjoy the humble brew

Time for a long-neck beer... humble as it is.

Drink | Isabelle Comber | Tue Dec 09 14:03:00 EST 2014

The sommelier's guide to Christmas wine matching

Jane Semple

Two leading sommeliers recommend the best wines to match your Christmas fare.

Drink | | Tue Dec 09 09:43:38 EST 2014

Barhop: East End Den

It's good this is such an affable bar, otherwise its box-ticking could be quite irritating.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

The Home Barista: Simone Egger's guide to coffee jargon

Mouthfeel: This term refers to how the coffee feels in the mouth – it could be oily, bubbly or silky.

You might be familiar with some of these coffee-related terms. But what is their origin, and what do they really mean?

Drink | Simone Egger | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

Best Australian wines of 2014: from shiraz to gruner veltliner

Jeni Port's top drops for 2014.

It was a tough year for our winemakers but there was plenty of wine that shone through nonetheless.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

Huon Hooke's top wines of 2014

Red wine.

The wines that most excited Huon Hooke this year were not those with stratospheric prices but those offering great value for money.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jacob's Creek brings back Barossa Pearl: wine review

Jacob's Creek resurrects its Barossa Pearl, a wine that first hit the scene in the 1950s.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 06 23:45:00 EST 2014

Wine review: Tyrrells Belford Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay

Tyrrells Belford Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay.

Fergus McGhie's review of Tyrrells Belford Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Dec 05 23:00:00 EST 2014

Eldorado pub owner Christine Hanley officially pours a perfect drop


Don't spill a drop or let your glass hit the tap.

Drink | Nigel McNay | Thu Dec 04 09:52:14 EST 2014

Canberra wine industry produces top shiraz, riesling in 2014

Champion variety: Local winemakers won awards at this year's Canberra International Riesling Challenge.

Despite nature's harsh dealings, Canberra region's winegrowers continue to produce top-notch riesling and shiraz, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quality quaffing: the best Christmas drinks

The classy amontillado negroni at Melbourne's Kikiriki.

When it comes to washing down Christmas dinner, let this be the season to try something new.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Dec 02 14:24:38 EST 2014

Newtown Growler Depot prolongs shelf life of beer

Young Henrys Growlers. The Newtown Growler Depot breathes new shelf-life into fresh beer.

The Newtown Growler Depot is here to prolong your pilsner's shelf life.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Dec 02 10:25:31 EST 2014

Coffee grinders put to the test

Coffee beans.

To make a decent coffee at home, you need a grinder. How fancy you get, depends on your taste.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Summer brew: the rise of witbier

Hoegarden beer

Formerly the unsung hero of the beer world, witbier is fast gaining popularity among brew connoisseurs.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Why you should serve traditional punch this Christmas

Punch's reputation has been tarnished by low associations, but the drink has an old and stately history.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2014

Maximising flavour in white coffee


Most people take milk with their coffee. But doesn't all that cowjuice ruin coffee's true flavour?

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne pub scene invigorated by modern makeovers

From left: Matt Mullins, Doug Maskiell, Andy Mullins and Tom Birch at the Terminus Hotel, Abbotsford.

Many dream of owning a pub; a few actually fulfil this dream, and even fewer make a raging success of it.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun Nov 30 00:15:00 EST 2014

It's the season for saison beer

Taste of tradition: Costa Nikias from La Sirene makes five kinds of saison beer.

The saison style has been embraced by some of the country's most forward-looking breweries.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wine reviews by Chris Shanahan

Fresh, vibrant fruit flavours, medium body and gentle tannins make Tulloch Pokolbin Dry Red Shiraz 2013 good current drinking.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 29 23:45:00 EST 2014

Wine review: La Linea 2014 Tempranillo Rose is classic, no fuss drinking

Fergus McGhie's wine review of La Linea 2014 Tempranillo Rose for Panorama magazine.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Nov 28 23:45:00 EST 2014