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The great white hope

Judging at the Canberra Regional Wine Show, Exhibition Park.

Shiraz and riesling once again seized the glory at this year's Canberra and Region Wine Show.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Canberra wine trade stages centenary tasting

The Canberra wine industry is holding a tasting of more than 100 local wines.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 08 16:00:38 EST 2013

Blind Tasting shown at Shaw Vineyard


Shaw Vineyard hosts a screening of Blind Tasting at the Street Theatre.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 08 16:00:38 EST 2013

McKellar’s mystery meal at Aubergine

McKellar Ridge and Taemas Wines holds their annual dinner on Wednesday, October 23, at Aubergine in Griffith.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 08 16:00:39 EST 2013

What your coffee says about you


Sip, sup, slurp, swill, swig, guzzle, gulp - you are what you drink.

Food News,Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Raise a glass to the Hardy heritage

Call me Bill: William Hardy from Hardy Wines.

Winemaker Bill Hardy at Hardys Wines has always been called Bill. Just Bill.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Six Nations victory

Rodney Kempe

I was barracking for New Zealand in the recent America's Cup challenge, although two key members of the victorious US crew were Aussies.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wine knife v corkscrew

The waiter's friend bottle opener.

What's the best way to open a bottle of wine?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... at a long lunch

Light and bright wines are best for lazy lunches.

If you are planning to sip your wine well into the afternoon, choose zingy, bright styles and nothing too heavy.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Oct 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

India's show of strength


Some of the world's biggest brewers are piling into the Indian market.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

A champagne year

Champagne houses, from left, Bollinger, GH Mumm and Moet.

While the rest of the world was in recession, Australians were popping corks.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 16:00:00 EST 2013

White wine drinkers 'pour themselves bigger measures'

White wine

The colour of wine as well as the shape and size of the glass affects how much we drink, with white wine drinkers unintentionally pouring themselves more, research suggests.

Drink | Rosa Silverman | Tue Oct 01 14:32:30 EST 2013

The acid test for tempranillo grapes

Scientific approach: Peter Leske of La Linea vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

Is tempranillo, that most dashing dark grape of Spain, an emerging grape variety in Australia?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

What type of milk is best for coffee?

All froth? Choosing milk for your coffee is a serious business.

We're getting fussier about our beans but we're still slow to care about the milk that goes into our cuppa.

Food News,Drink | Mary O'Brien | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Perfection bottled: Winemaker awards

Great pedigree: Winemaker of the Year Tim Kirk, of Clonakilla, has produced a stunning succession of shiraz viognier wines.

Tim Kirk, of Clonakilla, won the Winemaker of the Year award at the 16th annual Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine 2013 awards, while a new award, Viticulturist of the Year, was won by Ray Guerin, of...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spotlight on Barossa

Nick Stock.

A debate: Is the Barossa Australia's greatest wine and food region?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sommelier president selected

Sommelier David Lawler.

The Rockpool Group's David Lawler is the new president of Sommeliers Australia.

Drink | Espresso | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Wine served in a glass is always a pleasure

Glasses of wine

Right now, somewhere in the world, someone at an impromptu office party is sipping wine from a novelty coffee mug.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Sep 30 23:59:59 EST 2013

What to drink ... Artisanal Aussie producers

Clare Valley royalty, from left, Tom, Peter and Sam Barry.

These local winemakers should be championed for producing wonderful drops across a range of varieties.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Sep 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sky's the limit for Cloudy Bay tasting


Cloudy Bay’s sauvignon blanc will feature at a tasting at Ainslie Cellars on October 1.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Sep 25 15:18:05 EST 2013