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The toast of Italy

Alba (CN) Ceretto Family wineyard. Mr. Alessandro winemaker Alessandro Ceretto for Huon Hooke's upcoming wine column.

If you need multiple stars to get you along to a concert, A Day on the Green at Centennial Vineyards in Bowral a few years back might have done it.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

The Courtyard Bar

There's mutton dressed up as lamb and then there's a booty club dressed up as a boutique bar.

Drink,Food News | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Inspiration by the pint

Thunder Road Brewery.

Brewing good beer is an art most Australians appreciate, and Melbourne has a week to celebrate it.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

A vintage hot off the press

Illustration: Robin Cowcher.

One or two warm days in the vineyard mean a world of difference in the glass.

Drink | Tony Lee | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is a wine fridge worth the money?

The Age EpicurePicture by Wayne Taylor 25th September 2012Teage Ezard, chef from Ezard and Gingerboy, at home in his kitchen.Some of Teages favorite items in the kitchen. Wine fridge.

I've been to a couple of houses where a wine fridge is a bit of a feature. Are they worth the money?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Global battle to cut price of a 'perfect' Australian wine

Story by: Eli GreenblatPhoto: Ken Irwin KEN 26th April 2013 The Age. Business Ben from Wine House at 133 Queensbridge St Sth. Melb. with some of the said Grange.

The 2008 vintage of the prestigious Penfolds Grange will be released globally on Thursday, but it has already become a plaything of cut-price online sites.

Drink | Eli Greenblat | Mon Apr 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

BYO wine at your service


A Sydney restaurant and wine business have launched the city's first BYO delivery service to attract both budget drinkers and wine connoisseurs.

Eat Out,Drink | Esther Han | Sun Apr 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... wines from Margaret River

Margaret River wine region, Western Australia.

These drops from our friends in the west are full of bold and pleasant surprises.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Ten top spots for bar hops

Hanky Panky cocktail.

Cocktails, craft beer, rooftops and bar snacks, Michael Harden tracks down 10 top spots for discerning bar-hoppers.

Drink,Eat Out | Michael Harden | Fri Apr 26 08:00:00 EST 2013

The wine lover's ultimate wish-list

Wine Glass.

From vino therapy in France to a Kiwi pinot marathon - the ultimate wish-list for the discerning drinker.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Beer with a taste of clean mountain air

Two glasses of beer

What's the secret to Bright's craft brewing success? It's all in the water.

Drink | Mary-Jane Daffy | Tue Apr 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

A climate of change

Sun shining on grapevines in a vineyard, generic hot climate wine pic.

As researchers predict doom, many winemakers are already dealing with global warming.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

The charge of the light wine brigade

Australia's biggest winemaker, Accolade Wines, has jumped on board the low-calorie bandwagon to launch its own skinny wines in the US and will link in with Weight Watchers to sell its product.

Drink | Eli Greenblat | Mon Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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


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