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Grape expectations soured by unpopularity of local wines

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Higher altitudes and greater humidity in NSW deliver fruitier reds and whites with acid freshness. But Sydney's top restaurants are shunning the local drop, saying NSW wines aren't what their...

Drink | Esther Han | Sat Feb 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Beer wars over as Coles pulls pin on discounts

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The beer wars are coming to an end and consumers can expect to pay higher prices as the big supermarket chains bring to an end the days of heavily-discounted beer as a loss-leader.

Food News,Drink | Adele Ferguson | Fri Feb 08 12:33:10 EST 2013

Tasted and wasted - world's most expensive cocktail goes undrunk

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Amid all the fanfare and hoopla, the most expensive cocktail ever served goes largely untouched.

Drink | Steve Colquhoun | Fri Feb 08 08:54:20 EST 2013

Wine agony aunt

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

I've been asked to take a bottle of natural wine to a dinner party. What would you recommend?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

March of the people's libation army

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An eye for a deal and a taste for good red have Chinese investors knocking at our door.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Raise a glass to a cultural revolution

Illustration of Mao Zedong with a bottle of Penfolds Grange.

China is quickly becoming one of the wine industry's best customers.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Feb 04 23:59:43 EST 2013

Blanc cheque: Kiwi whites wash out rivals

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When wine buffs talk about the deluge of New Zealand sauvignon blanc flooding the local market, they are not using a cliche.

Drink | Esther Han | Sat Feb 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... gin

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A hit of juniper can be enjoyed on almost any budget.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Feb 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

No good whining, this phenomenon is here to stay

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No matter how hurtfully Australian wine producers may disparage New Zealand sauvignon blanc and lament their loss of market share to this all-consuming tsunami, it is all fair in wine and war.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sat Feb 02 01:23:54 EST 2013

Australian wines go to world in big bladders

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Hardys became Britain's best-selling Australian wine by selling bottles for as little as £3.40 ($5) in the face of a rising domestic currency.

Drink | David Fickling | Thu Jan 31 14:56:30 EST 2013

Making a point

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I favour a simple like-dislike button, comparable with Facebook's thumbs-up icon, as a credible wine-rating system.

Drink | | Wed Jan 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cracking the great oak algorithm

Curly Flat winery manager Matt Regan.

The master of minutiae is driven by passion and perfection.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Party planning with wine

The Australia Day wine honours go to...

I'm having drinks for about 40 people at home. How many bottles for that many guests?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tasmanian bubbles on a high

Jansz Tasmania Sparkling Rose.

Local sparkling made a big splash at the recent Tasmanian Wine Show.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 28 14:19:10 EST 2013

What to drink ... on Australia Day

What to drink over the long weekend.

Toast the long weekend with some great local offerings.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jan 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spotlight on sparkling wine

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Peter Bourne nominates his four favourite sparklings of the month.

Drink | Peter Bourne | Fri Jan 25 04:00:01 EST 2013

Cheers to that: VB sales returning to full strength

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Drinkers have raised their glasses to the return of full strength Victoria Bitter with sales for the beer growing by 2 per cent for the December quarter, the first time in more than a decade, parent...

Drink | Glenda Kwek | Wed Jan 23 08:52:05 EST 2013

Tasting perspectives

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No contrast could've been starker. Next to a tired and heavy Eden Valley Riesling 1999, a Mosel of the same year seduced with its sweet, delicate freshness.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Your hosts don't open your wine - what do you do?

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

There's no polite way of forcing your hosts to pour what you've brought.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Australia Day and the honours go to…

The Australia Day wine honours go to...

In an industry full of amazing people and products, these are the standouts.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013