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Raise a glass to Aussie greats

Big screen success: Winemaker and <i>Red Obsession</i> director Warwick Ross.

Here's an Australia Day honours list with a difference, recognising the special contribution of our wines and the people behind them.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Brewery fare

Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Fermentation and food offer the perfect blend for a day out in the land of hops and glory.

Drink | James Smith | Sat Jan 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

BentSpoke imminent


That building on the corner of Mort and Elouera streets in Braddon houses Canberra's newest pub brewery.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Is it uncouth to serve wine on the rocks?

Is it uncouth to serve wine on the rocks?

Consenting adults can put ice cubes into anything they like, in private, wine included.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Tim Knappstein: The cool customer

Tim Knappstein

Adelaide Hills veteran Tim Knappstein is working hard to get recognition for his South Australian pinots.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mug shot: The magic unpacked

Double ristretto

Does Sydney know what a magic is and if so, can the harbour city make one?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr sippy: Aussie spirit

Cube Libre

The phrase ''Spirit of Australia'' can conjure either an image of angelic choristers warbling at the base of Uluru as a Qantas jet does a fly by or, if you nudge the conversation towards alcohol,...

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sydney's best rooftop bars

The Pool Club goes hard at the Ivy.

When the heat is on, like bubbles we should all just rise to the top.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Little spots for a drop of liquor


He used to rattle the cocktail shakers at Melbourne's most prestigious cocktail bar Black Pearl but Tim Philips has a shock statement to make.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Asian drinks

Raspberry lassi.

Asian drinks are not only colourful, but they can be a meal in a glass, enjoyed as a snack, digestive, cooling tonic or thirst quencher.

Drink | Lauren Wambach | Sat Jan 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Lion boosts its share of craft brewing


Lion boosts production by opening its $60 million Little Creatures brewery, which will target the east coast market.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jan 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne's coffee and tea with a twist

Iced coffee served in a bowl at Brunswick East Project.

The mercury may be rising, but coffee and tea cravings don't take a summer break. And when a hot day's brewing, your warm morning latte just doesn't have the same appeal.

Drink | Lauren Wambach | Tue Jan 14 15:26:00 EST 2014

Sydney's coffee and tea with a twist

Affogato at Cow and the Moon in Enmore.

Sydney hit-list to help beat the heat one cup at a time.

Drink | Angie Schiavone | Tue Jan 14 11:28:10 EST 2014

Matching wine with food: are there any rules?

Neil Perry's king prawn & asparagus gazpacho.

Cathy Gowdie tackles the theory: red wine with meat, white wine with seafood.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr Sippy: Spirits and seafood should intermingle

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room, Sydney.

When deciding what to drink with your seafood, the liquor cabinet should also be considered, particularly if you're in the mood to mess things up a little.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beenleigh back to give Bundy a rum for its money

Beenleigh and Inner Circle rum varieties.

After decades in the rum wilderness, a concerted effort has begun to restore the reputation of Australia's oldest distillery.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jan 10 10:00:40 EST 2014

Taste test: Boutique ginger beers in the mix

The ginger beer from Spice Temple at Crown.

Something hot and spicy, often homemade, has become summer's go-to mixer or must-have bubbles on ice.

Drink | Kate Gibbs | Thu Jan 09 08:00:10 EST 2014

Cabernet sauvignon ranks as the world's most popular wine-grape


Forget sauvignon blanc, a red wine grape is world's most widely grown grape variety.

Drink | | Mon Jan 06 17:33:20 EST 2014

Bean prices plummet but no bargains for coffee drinkers


A global glut has caused coffee bean prices to tumble but Sydneysiders might end up paying more for their cappuccino than ever.

Drink | Esther Han | Sun Jan 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Small bars add twist to city cocktail

Kingston Public Bar and Dining

It was a good vintage for the Mornington Peninsula chardonnay but an even better one for the people drinking it.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Sat Jan 04 03:00:00 EST 2014