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Christmas 2013: top picks for muscat

Muscat is a delicious drink to enjoy with Christmas pudding.

Christmas Feasts,Cook,Drink | Richard Cornish | Mon Dec 02 13:36:37 EST 2013

A gift with a difference for wine lovers

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Fergus McGhie presents a wide range of Christmas gifts for wine lovers.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Wed Nov 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Canberra winegrowers stage sparkling performance

Champagne.

Three local winemakers celebrated gold medals at the National Wine Wine last week.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 27 00:22:33 EST 2013

It's all about the hops

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The explosion of craft brewing has generated an interest in hops and its nuances.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Nov 27 00:10:11 EST 2013

Chef’s Armoury to sell sake online

Well-known Japanese knife seller Chef’s Armoury (based in Sydney and Melbourne) has launched an online sake shop.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 27 00:02:19 EST 2013

How to make soft drinks at home

Make your own soft drink.

Home brewing: more satisfaction, and much less sugar.

Drink,Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Nov 26 08:00:20 EST 2013

Christmas party apocalypse

Wine Agony Aunt

Will this year's high tea Christmas party be the end of me? What will I drink?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

The golden age of cider

Cider is experiencing a resurgence.

Why cider's bad reputation has been hard to shift.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Best wines for summer

Change of pace: Summer is the time for rosé and other lighter wines.

Our tip when planning what to drink with family and friends this season? More wine savvy, less Savvy b, writes Huon Hooke.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is there any point to KeepCups?

Since 2009, we have bought 3.5 million KeepCups.

Since 2009, we have bought 3.5 million KeepCups, but do the reusable cups actually meet their objective?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Review: The $99 beer

Beer.

The Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager 2013 is released, but reach for the wallet.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Nov 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

The filter strikes back

Moccamaster coffee.

Filter brewing is a bit of a cult, and like all cults it has its fetish objects.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wines under any kind of seal can suffer a range of woes

Screwcap seals cannot guarantee fault-free wines.

Why do restaurants bother offering a 'taste' of wine from a bottle sealed with a screwcap?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Let the conversation begin

Mendoza men: The Jed Boys take a breather from the vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. From left: Rob Bates-Smith, Tom Egan and Blair Poynton.

A growing number of Australian winemakers are coming to appreciate the vibrant qualities of the underrated malbec grape.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Forty years of fine wines

Sally's Paddock

It arrived out of the blue - an invitation to taste across the 40-year history of Sally's Paddock. Everybody in the wine industry seems to be celebrating some kind of anniversary these days: it's an...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Huon Hooke's top drops

The Australia Day wine honours go to...

An interactive guide to the best wines of the week and the best foods to accompany them.

Drink | | Tue Nov 19 00:01:00 EST 2013

Coke's in cider trading

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Coca-Cola Amatil's re-entry of some products into the Australian market should have a considerable impact.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Nov 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Clare's riesling to fore

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South Australia remains riesling heartland, but what went wrong in Canberra, asks Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Nov 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tumbarumba sparkles at wine awards

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Fans of sparkling wine will be pleased to hear of the success of a Tumbarumba sparkling at the Australian Sparkling Wine Awards.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 13 00:28:27 EST 2013

Giant Steps for lighter-bodied reds

Tom Carson

The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards judging room this year had more leaks that Julia Gillard's cabinet.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 12 03:00:00 EST 2013