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Good show: a tasty introduction to wine judging

Chief Judge PJ Charteris.

Natascha Mirosch goes behind the scenes at the Royal Queensland Wine Show.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jul 05 12:35:10 EST 2013

RNA reinvigorates wine show with young, new-look judging panel

Chief Judge PJ Charteris at the 2013 Royal Queensland Wine Show at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane.2nd of July 2013. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

They certainly don't look like the stereotype of wine show judges; with jeans and t-shirts replacing the traditional lab coat and a preponderance of three day growth (for the blokes anyway), but this...

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Jul 03 00:01:40 EST 2013

Inside the vat

Screencap from a video by Chris Carpenter of Lark Hill winery showing dry ice in a vat of marsanne.

Christopher Carpenter of Lark Hill biodynamic winery tossed a GoPro video camera into a vat of marsanne.

Drink | Morsels | Tue Jul 02 13:35:07 EST 2013

Winemaker pushes the boundaries

SPECIAL 001 bzc011205.001.004   Wine Award. For Age and SMH news.  Pic by Bryan Charlton.Mclaren Vale winemaker Michael Fragos, maker of award winning wine 1998 Tatachilla Cabernet Savignon.

Few winemakers go to the trouble to inform the wine trade and media as much as Chapel Hill's Michael Fragos.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

How can I get my wine buff friend to order less expensive wines?

TAMMPhotography: Mark ChewJesse Gerner and Vanessa Gerner from Anada cook for family and friends.Pouring wine / white wine / wine glasses

Your wine buff friend likes to take charge of the wine list at restaurants. Their choices are good, but always expensive.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jul 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Our cups runneth over

Tide's out ... or not: A recent Premium Wine Brands survey found 86 per cent of respondents were unsure of standard drink size.

When it comes to alcohol there are many ideas about how we should drink responsibly.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... Australian-grown Rhone whites


These wines have their origins in southern France and are just waiting to be paired with flavoursome foods.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jun 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Winemaker Peter Lehmann dies at 82


Iconic Barossa winemaker Peter Lehmann has died. He was 82.

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 28 15:21:50 EST 2013

The home latte art challenge

A latte lion.

Fancy yourself as an artist or barista, or better still, both? Check out our latte art how-to and start frothing!

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 28 12:06:40 EST 2013

Maintain standards

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

Why do bars and restaurants have a logo on their wine glasses?

Drink | | Tue Jun 25 14:43:40 EST 2013

Craft on the rise

For Food and Wine.
Chris Shanahan's beer column (Quaffers)
Feral Raging Flem IPA
Mornington Pale

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America's Brewers Association, the voice of the country's craft brewers, says the craft sector continues to outgrow the beer industry overall by a wide margin.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 25 09:45:50 EST 2013

The fastest way to ruin a wine tasting


It's bad enough in an enclosed train carriage or shop. It's worse at wineries, cafes and restaurants.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jun 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Nude concept pairs winemakers with consumers

Naked Wine

Naked Wines has been likened to Facebook for wine lovers, or a dating agency for winemakers and consumers. It's a new concept in marketing - and producing - wine, and is rapidly signing up customers.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Changing face of the Grampians

Old vine pinot meunier.

Two wine producers - one with 53 vintages behind him, the other with just nine - look to the next century.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jun 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Brewing up a storm in specialty tea at $1000 a cup

Hannah Dupree photographed at her cafe Storm In a Teacup in Collingwood.
Photograph Paul Jeffers
The Sunday Age
June 21st 2013.

Melburnians regularly paying up to $18 for a cup of tea at some city cafes.

Drink | Rachel Wells | Sun Jun 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Perfect storm lashes Hunter wine exports

Winemaker Bill Sneddon

Wine export sales from the Hunter Valley have gone into a ''disastrous'' freefall, hit by an Australian dollar that reached record levels, the global financial crisis and increasing international...

Drink | Esther Han | Sun Jun 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

No skim, no soy: filter coffee back on cafe menu

Filter coffee.

Lattes are louche, and soy is so yesterday. Now some baristas are banning milk altogether, in an effort to educate their customers on the finer points of espresso.

Drink | Esther Han | Sat Jun 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with hearty soups

Classic winter fare: Chicken and vegetable soup.

Forget convention, there are many varieties to team with flavoursome winter fare.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jun 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne's most-prized and pricey coffees

Coffee machines roadtest.

Around $250 might seem like a lot of money to pay for a kilo of green coffee, but Andy Gelman says the beans were worth it.

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Jun 21 14:54:50 EST 2013

Into the limelight

Yalumba's Louisa Rose.

Yalumba's success with white viognier saw plantings take off early in the new century, Chris Shanahan writes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jun 19 03:00:00 EST 2013