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Biodynamic wine tasting event Return to Terroir returns to Melbourne


When the world's top biodynamic vignerons meet to exhibit their wines, the event is often limited to invited guests from the trade, but next year's Melbourne tasting will be open to all.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Is your barista sexist?


Stop me if you've heard this one before ... A man and a woman walk into a cafe and order a caffe latte and a short black.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

A glimpse into Keith Tulloch's winery in Pokolbin

Wine is a serious matter at Keith Tulloch's Pokolbin winery, which also includes a stylish cellar door and an excellent restaurant.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Can a scientific formula be used to brew the perfect beer?

Two people holding a beer glass beer and cheers

Physicists and amateur beer brewers Scott Brownless and Chad Husko are using their science training to give their ale an edge over other brews.

Drink | Nicky Phillips | Sun Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grange collection on sale for $660,000

Illustration: Simon Bosch.

The most complete collection of Penfolds Grange ever to be retailed is now for sale, and if you have a spare $660,000 (or a house deposit and an understanding spouse), it can be yours.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Wed Nov 12 13:00:10 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews November 12

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food and Wine, The Canberra Times, November 12.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 11 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to make a bottle of vermouth 'americano'

Feel of alchemy: Bryan Martin's Americano uses herbs and spices, flowers and bark.

Make an aromatic botanical-infused bottle of vermouth "Americano".

Drink | Bryan Martin | Tue Nov 11 23:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: 'Gypsy' brewers at Sydney Craft Beer Week

Quaffers: Enthusiasts are flocking to Gypsy Brewer Jamboree, revealing a growing passion for craft beers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 11 23:00:00 EST 2014

Road-test: KitchenAid KES 2102 espresso machine

KitchenAid Espresso

Depending on your coffee-making skills, the new KitchenAid KES 2102 can deliver tasty espresso.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

What can wine "legs" tell you about a wine?

Wine legs

After swirling, the wine inside a glass develops rivulets called legs. What do they mean?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Nov 10 10:35:50 EST 2014

'Hand grenade' potential of beer bottles forces Little Creatures to release saison on tap

The Little Creatures Saison.

The potential for exploding beer bottles means Little Creatures' latest single batch effort will only be available on tap.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Thu Nov 06 17:31:23 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan looks at the best wine for the week

Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2013, Langmeil Shiraz 2013, Bourke Street Chardonnay 2011, Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2012, Four Winds Vineyard Riesling 2014 and Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 get the once...

Drink | | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Tooheys Old and Kent Old Brown tributes

Two old NSW ales are battling on in the world of lager and can be found on tap.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

McLaren Vale is in need of a white wine champion

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale has become known as a red-grape region. Can any white varieties stand the heat?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 04 10:34:18 EST 2014

Umami in a glass: why you should match sake with food

A glass of sake at Sake restaurant, Sydney.

Sake has reinvented itself and Australian sommeliers are cleverly food-matching Japan's national drink.

Drink | Leanne Clancey | Mon Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews for 11th November

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews for 11th November

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wine review: Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2009, Hunter Valley

Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon 2009, Hunter Valley $80

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Oct 31 23:45:00 EST 2014

What exactly is a piccolo latte?

Piccolo latte.

Somewhere in-between a cafe latte, macchiato and cortado, the piccolo is a great way to enjoy lighter roasts with milk.

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Oct 31 12:51:07 EST 2014

Queensland coffee and tea museum Coffee Works puts collection up for auction

Coffee gold: Some items from the Bersten collection.

One of the biggest collections of coffee- and tea-making equipment in the world - now on display in north Queensland - is about to go up for sale.

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Oct 31 06:00:00 EST 2014

What do you think of stemless champagne glasses?

Stemless champagne

Do stemless champagne flutes kill the sparkling enjoyment?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Wed Oct 29 10:09:31 EST 2014