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Take any port in a storm

Under threat: A glass of muscat.

Australian fortifieds are under threat, so support an endangered species, before it's too late.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Critic's picks: Winter's finest fortifieds

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I can't imagine living in the tropics, where there's no real summer or winter and seasonal weather changes are minimal.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Jailhouse rock: Italian inmates produce prison wine

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A group of inmates on a remote prison island off the coast of Italy have started producing their own wine, making them perhaps the country’s most unlikely vintners.

Drink | Nick Squires | Mon Jun 03 10:01:40 EST 2013

What to drink ... with beef

Bold reds complement rich braises, stews and roasts.

As the weather cools, the bold flavours of red wine are ideal to complement rich stews and roasts.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jun 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wine list mark-ups under the spotlight

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Could wine mark-ups of 250 per cent be in our future as restaurants struggle to stay in profit? Industry consultants say yes but restaurateurs don't agree.

Drink | Inga Ting | Wed May 29 10:35:40 EST 2013

The best sip off the Old Block

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Age was a recurring theme at St Hallett's recent celebration of the 30th vintage of its flagship Old Block Shiraz. Age is, of course, an important factor in the provenance of the wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sparkling venture raises the bar

Former Domaine Chandon winemaker John Harris.

To VB or not to VB? The answer was never in doubt for this Ballarat winemaker.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it wrong to serve champagne at a baby shower?

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I am hosting high tea for a girlfriend's baby shower. I plan to serve champagne but my sister says that because my friend is expecting, we should have only non-alcoholic drinks.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue May 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Coffee lovers fork out top dollar to taste 'world's best bean'

Expensive coffee.

How far can Melbourne’s coffee obsession go? We haven’t seen anything yet if the number of people prepared to pay top dollar for their caffeine fix is any guide.

Drink | Jane Holroyd | Mon May 27 12:31:12 EST 2013

World's best baristas rate Melbourne's coffee

A cafe latte.

How does Melbourne's coffee fare against the rest of the world? Matt Holden asks some of the best baristas in the business.

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon May 27 11:49:50 EST 2013

That's an awful lot of dough for a cup o' joe

Barista championships

How much would you pay for a cup of coffee? Three dollars? Seven dollars? How about $100?

Drink | Eleanor Spring | Sun May 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... savoury reds

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Offering complex and beguiling flavours, these wines are also a perfect match for simple food, especially red meat.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat May 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Way beyond Grange

Penfolds wines

A few strokes on Lisa Perotti-Brown's laptop - 100 points - gave the world its headline: "The perfect Grange".

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

US splash in Germany

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German beer drinkers are showing a growing fascination for American beers from that country's craft-brewing sector.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

The 10 best wines you've never heard of

Glass of wine with corks.

Sure, shiraz and the hardy chardy are reliable drops, but it's high time we expanded our viticultural horizons.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Yeastie Boys in the house

Yeastie Boy Sam Possenniskie.

This New Zealand duo crafts beers with unusual flavours and pop-culture monikers.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

How do restaurants get away with $20 for corkage?

SYNTHETIC CORK

I don't mind paying a token fee - say $2.50 or $5 - but these charges seem extortionate.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Growers open up to variety known as the oyster's friend

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The French have enjoyed slurping oysters with a crisp white wine called Picpoul de Pinet for hundreds of years. So oyster grower Steve Feletti was surprised it wasn't available in Australia.

Drink | Esther Han | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Crafty marketing doesn't make a craft beer

A beer.

Some brewers refuse to discuss it. Beer drinkers have furious arguments about it. So, what does the term 'craft beer' actually mean?

Drink | Will Hawkes | Mon May 20 10:45:40 EST 2013

For richer, for pourer: average coffee price expected to hit $4

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Savour that cup of coffee and start collecting loyalty cards. The average price for coffee could hit $4 in three years, according to industry groups and economists.

Drink | Esther Han | Sat May 18 03:00:00 EST 2013