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What to drink ... in autumn

Warm, golden autumn tones in the Yarra Valley.

With the weather beginning to cool, why not try these varieties to warm you up?

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fear tap will drain patrons

Lion isn't saying much, but according to liquor industry newsletter The Shout, the company plans to release a beer dispenser, to be named the Tap King.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

The big crush

Ken Helm of Helm Wines looking at just harvested grapes during their fermentation process

After the cool, wet, disease-ravaged 2011 and 2012 wine vintages, the drier, warmer 2013 season saw a return to generally healthy grapes and reasonable yields in Canberra - in some cases, huge...

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just what the doctor ordered

On the wine map: Claire, David and winemaker Sam Middleton are focused on keeping the winery thriving for future generations.

A visionary winemaker's family dream becomes reality at Mount Mary.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

What makes wine 'natural' or otherwise?

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At its best, "natural" wine refers to a winemaking philosophy of letting the grapes speak. At its worst, it's about sloppy winemaking practices.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013


Jane Ferrari is probably the only person in the wine industry whose official title is storyteller.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: The Old Growler

The Old Growler is certainly an old gambler. What a spot he's picked.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

All or nothing in a year from hell

Phillip Moraghan and his wife Jennifer Kolkka, owners of Curly Flat winery and vineyard.

It took hard work and deep pockets to salvage quality wine from the washout 2011 vintage.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Women in wine at record numbers but it's not time to pop corks yet

2011 wine judging at the showground in Homebush. Picture shows wine judge Corrina Wright from McClaren valley in South Australia. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 8th Feb 2011.

It's a $4.3 billion industry employing around 52,000 people, and on any given day 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed worldwide, according to Wine Australia.

Drink | Inga Ting | Sat Apr 13 16:22:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... wines from Piedmont

Italy's picturesque Piedmont region.

The north-west produces some of Italy's finest wines, from crisp whites to thrilling reds.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Somebody's gotta do it ...

Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne.

Burgeoning numbers of craft beers and new breweries have resulted in a hot contest for top honours in the Australian International Beer Awards.

Drink,Food News | Lara O'Toole | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Best of the brews

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Canberra's Wig and Pen Brewery has been chosen to brew beer for the presentation dinner for this year's Australian International Beer Awards.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Mixing it with the best

Latest Penfolds Bin.

Penfolds' 2013 release of its much-loved ''Bin'' wines includes two whites from the outstanding 2012 vintage and nine reds from 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Are wine bin ends good value for money?

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What are wine bin ends? Do they offer good value for money?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

The search for greatness

In search of great wine: Jeni Port.

A panel of great palates gathers to discuss what makes a truly great drop, from Guigal to Grange.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013


One of Sydney's finest independent wine retailers, Ultimo Wine Centre, has been sold to Coles.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: Black Penny

Cheers! A friendly, little corner bar nails the Surry Hills vibe.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Boutique winery hits the mark

Bottle of 2003 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon.

This boutique winery hits the mark at every price point.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 08 23:59:21 EST 2013

What to drink ... with dessert

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From the delicate and floral to more robust and sweet fortifieds, there are plenty of options to suit the third course.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

New Zealand's glorious reds

Mountain bikers at Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

There's more to New Zealand wine than sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Apr 03 10:43:10 EST 2013