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Craft breweries a growing business in Australia

Doug Brooke of Brookes Beer in Bendigo.

Australia, it seems, is steadily being redefined, not by its iconic draughts, nor even its wines, but by its hand-made beers.

Drink | Andrew Masterson | Sun Oct 05 00:15:00 EST 2014

How to pick a pinot: a beginner's guide to pinot noir

Pinot noir.

Wine nerds geek out about the versatile varietal's unique beauty, but what exactly is the deal with pinot?

Drink | Rob Moran | Fri Oct 03 13:00:13 EST 2014

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014 in Sydney


Charge your stein and tuck into a pork knuckle at these venues around Sydney.

Drink | Rob Moran | Wed Oct 01 10:00:00 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews October 1

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food and Wine magazine, October 1, 2014

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 30 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Napoleone family turns to brewing

The Yarra Valley family have added beer making to their wine and cider enterprises.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 30 23:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Australia's first specialty pods road test

Coffee pods.

Choosing the right coffee capsules.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EST 2014

Oxfam launches coffee pod range

Matt Holden puts Oxfam's new capsule coffee range to the test: both for taste and environmental friendliness.

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon Sep 29 09:56:04 EST 2014

Hunter Valley Wine Show and Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show reveal impressive 2014 vintage

Matt Burton

Thanks to perfect ripening conditions in the Hunter Valley, winemakers are declaring 2014 a year to remember.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Sep 29 00:00:00 EST 2014

Three cocktails bartenders hate to make


Our top mixologists reveal their most despised concoctions, whether shaken, stirred or muddled.

Drink | Rob Moran | Thu Sep 25 09:15:00 EST 2014

Capital Wines Gundaroo Riesling wins top award at Canberra Wine Show 2014

Wine judging.

A "racy" riesling has taken out top honours at the ActewAGL Canberra Wine Show.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Wed Sep 24 20:15:00 EST 2014

Redoak's Chateau Sour awarded Champion Bottled Beer at Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show

Redoak master brewer David Hollyoak in Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney.

Sydney craft brewing company wins top bottled beer award at the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show.

Drink | Callan Boys | Wed Sep 24 16:27:42 EST 2014

Quaffers: Craft beer bucks mainstream trend


Drinkers are savouring more craft brews as consumption of mainstream beer declines.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 23 23:45:00 EST 2014

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014 in Melbourne

Steins at Munich Brauhaus.

As millions of beer lovers descend on Munich for the annual Oktoberfest, Melburnians charge their steins for their own celebrations. Here's what's on.

Drink | Cathryn Hill | Tue Sep 23 11:43:52 EST 2014

Andrea Bocelli brings Bocelli Family Wines to Australia

Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is in Australia to launch his family's wine range.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 23 10:08:20 EST 2014

Wine agony aunt: The hard to find 'riesling by the glass'


In the hospitality industry trends come and go. So will someone please stand up and shout 'riesling by the glass' writes Cathy Gowdie.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EST 2014

Australian whisky takes on the world

Fancy a wee dram?

Forget the image of the pipe-smoking, tweed-wearing whisky drinker. A growing number of young people fancy a wee dram.

Drink | Lee Crossley | Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Pikes dives into grain


Clare Valley winemaker Pikes plans to open a brewery alongside its wine cellars in December.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Teage Ezard teams up with winery on Yarra Valley restaurant project

Chef Teage Ezard.

It's being called the most ambitious project in the Yarra Valley since Domaine Chandon opened. Teage Ezard is opening a cellar door restaurant at an 18-month-old winery.

Drink | Roslyn Grundy | Tue Sep 16 13:43:21 EST 2014

Mugshot: Turkish vs Greek coffee? Just call it a briki brew


The traditional Greek-slash-Turkish way of making coffee involves adding ground coffee, sugar and cold water to a "briki" or pot.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Wolf Blass leaves legacy at 80th birthday

Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass

He was a puffed up little German with tickets on himself and an ego you could see from space. Or, he was just a blender of wine not interested in serious wines that aged.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014