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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

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

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,Food Travel | 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

Sydney's best late-night drinking spots


When the Barry O'Farrell Band-Aid solutions (aka the lockout laws) were introduced in February, it became difficult to find a late-night drink in the city.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Young Henry's unveils gin at Small World Street Festival in Marrickville

New endeavours: The Newtown brewery is expanding into gin and events.

Finally a gin Sydney can call its own. The team at Young Henry's, not content with brewing international award winning beers and a knock-out cloudy apple cider, are targeting the end of the year to...

Drink | Callan Boys | Mon Sep 15 11:21:43 EST 2014

Modus Operandi offers craft beer in jumbo can


The Mona Vale brewery has unveiled the "CANimal" - a 946mL one-use can filled with beer that doesn't taste like floor cleaner.

Drink | Callan Boys | Fri Sep 12 13:18:27 EST 2014

Quaffers: Jerry Schwartz's gift of beer to Canberra


The Sydney brewer holds his head high alongside Canberra's own craft brewers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 09 23:45:00 EST 2014

Blood Moon Australian tonic syrup hits crowdfunding target

Blood Moon Tonic.

An Australian tonic water alternative has smashed its crowdfunding goal within days of opening its campaign.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Sep 09 08:49:14 EST 2014

Rockpool's David Doyle stung by wine fraudster

David Doyle

The co-owner of Rockpool Bar & Grill was candid in court about his exposure to the Rudy Kurniawan fraud.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Putting almond milk in coffee to the test

An almond milk latte at Patch cafe.

Sales of almond milk are now outstripping soy in the US, but how does it taste in coffee?

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon Sep 08 23:56:46 EST 2014

Is it time to give prosecco a second chance?

Is it time to give prosecco another chance?

Prosecco has come a long way in reputational terms since its nadir in 2006.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Sep 08 23:31:56 EST 2014

Quaffers: Craft brewers on rise


Quaffers: There's a growing band of brewers tapping into the craft scene.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: How decaf coffee is made

D is for decaf: A Toby's Estate coffee.

Decaf? Meh, say most coffee drinkers. We want the caffeine buzz as well as the coffee flavour.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 02 03:00:00 EST 2014

Zierholz may move to Kingston


Quaffers: Brewer Christoph Zierholz hopes to move his Fyshwick brewery and bar to Kingston.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 26 23:45:00 EST 2014

A beginner's guide to wine collecting

Wine cellar

Loving wine is like loving people; there comes a time when fleeting encounters will no longer do. You want to take things to the next level.

Drink | Amy Cooper | Tue Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: A hot chocolate - in a pod machine?

Hot chocolate.

It's easy to make hot chocolate at home. So why would you make one in a pod machine?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Aug 19 03:00:00 EST 2014

Restaurant wine lists too trendy


Something has gone very wrong with Australia's top restaurant wine lists. The rare and trendy dominate, with far too few Australian offerings.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 19 03:00:00 EST 2014