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The Mitre Tavern in Bank Place, Melbourne.

Daniel Lewis and Adam Curley seek a serving of nostalgia at 10 of Melbourne's most traditional pubs.

Drink | | Sat Jun 08 14:21:00 EST 2013

A state of suspended caffeination: coffee for the needy hits a hurdle

Coffee prices.

Coffee meets kindness in an Italian tradition making inroads in Sydney.

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 07 13:02:30 EST 2013

What to drink ... with mushrooms

Wild mushrooms.

Strong flavours are an ideal match for the fleshy earthiness of our favourite fungi.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Fri Jun 07 12:11:20 EST 2013

Why is some wine so cheap?

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My local bottle shop has bottles for $8, $10, $12. Why is it this cheap, and is it bad?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Wed Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Did Jackie luck out?

Chris Shanahan quaffers good food dinkus

Jackie Chan's Grange-buying spree proves wine investing is hit or miss, Chris Shanahan writes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Does a logo on a wine glass measure a standard drink?

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Etched logos on wine glasses are about branding and keeping pours consistent.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Top chocs make a cup runneth over

xocolatl hot chocolate

Purely for your convenience, we've sampled Melbourne's finest, most decadent cacao-bean wonders.

Drink | Michael Harry | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

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