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Road-test: KitchenAid KES 2102 espresso machine

KitchenAid Espresso

Depending on your coffee-making skills, the new KitchenAid KES 2102 can deliver tasty espresso.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

What can wine "legs" tell you about a wine?

Wine legs

After swirling, the wine inside a glass develops rivulets called legs. What do they mean?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Nov 10 10:35:50 EST 2014

'Hand grenade' potential of beer bottles forces Little Creatures to release saison on tap

The Little Creatures Saison.

The potential for exploding beer bottles means Little Creatures' latest single batch effort will only be available on tap.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Thu Nov 06 17:31:23 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan looks at the best wine for the week

Tolpuddle Pinot Noir 2013, Langmeil Shiraz 2013, Bourke Street Chardonnay 2011, Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2012, Four Winds Vineyard Riesling 2014 and Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 get the once...

Drink | | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Tooheys Old and Kent Old Brown tributes

Two old NSW ales are battling on in the world of lager and can be found on tap.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

McLaren Vale is in need of a white wine champion

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale has become known as a red-grape region. Can any white varieties stand the heat?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 04 10:34:18 EST 2014

Umami in a glass: why you should match sake with food

A glass of sake at Sake restaurant, Sydney.

Sake has reinvented itself and Australian sommeliers are cleverly food-matching Japan's national drink.

Drink | Leanne Clancey | Mon Nov 03 00:00:00 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews for 11th November

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews for 11th November

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wine review: Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2009, Hunter Valley

Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon 2009, Hunter Valley $80

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Oct 31 23:45:00 EST 2014

What exactly is a piccolo latte?

Piccolo latte.

Somewhere in-between a cafe latte, macchiato and cortado, the piccolo is a great way to enjoy lighter roasts with milk.

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Oct 31 12:51:07 EST 2014

Queensland coffee and tea museum Coffee Works puts collection up for auction

Coffee gold: Some items from the Bersten collection.

One of the biggest collections of coffee- and tea-making equipment in the world - now on display in north Queensland - is about to go up for sale.

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Oct 31 06:00:00 EST 2014

What do you think of stemless champagne glasses?

Stemless champagne

Do stemless champagne flutes kill the sparkling enjoyment?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Wed Oct 29 10:09:31 EST 2014

Top restaurants turn to pod coffee

Capsule coffee

Some of Australia's top chefs are turning to capsule machines for their coffee service.

Drink | Megan Johnston | Tue Oct 28 06:00:00 EST 2014

Wine and the vegan connection


My guest was a vegan, yet she drank non-vegan wine! What should I think?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Fizz whizzes: top sparkling wines picks

Sparkling wine.

One of Australia's best sommeliers shares his sparkling wine picks for party season.

Drink | Banjo Harris Plane | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Stephen Pannell wins the Jimmy Watson

Stephen Pannell

The Adelaide Hills winemaker has won the wine award for the second time.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Robusta coffee finds a champion

Hardy: Robusta coffee beans.

Robusta gets a bad rap, but Melbourne roaster Veneziano wants to change that.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pisco: the South American flavour of the month


South American brandy pisco is enjoying some time in the sun.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

French winemakers grapple with 'incurable' grape disease

The French wine industry is seeking assistance for a fungal disease infecting vines.

Winemakers have demanded emergency funding to deal with a fungal disease infecting vines. The only known treatment is banned because it is carcinogenic.

Drink | David Chazan in Paris | Fri Oct 24 00:15:00 EST 2014

Cider sales continue to grow in Australia

Cider revival.

Like a runaway apple cart, cider's popularity in Australia shows no signs of slowing.

Food News,Drink | Callan Boys | Thu Oct 23 15:36:02 EST 2014