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Way beyond Grange

Penfolds wines

A few strokes on Lisa Perotti-Brown's laptop - 100 points - gave the world its headline: "The perfect Grange".

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

US splash in Germany

Quaffers, food and wine ipad, May

German beer drinkers are showing a growing fascination for American beers from that country's craft-brewing sector.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

The 10 best wines you've never heard of

Glass of wine with corks.

Sure, shiraz and the hardy chardy are reliable drops, but it's high time we expanded our viticultural horizons.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Yeastie Boys in the house

Yeastie Boy Sam Possenniskie.

This New Zealand duo crafts beers with unusual flavours and pop-culture monikers.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

How do restaurants get away with $20 for corkage?


I don't mind paying a token fee - say $2.50 or $5 - but these charges seem extortionate.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Growers open up to variety known as the oyster's friend


The French have enjoyed slurping oysters with a crisp white wine called Picpoul de Pinet for hundreds of years. So oyster grower Steve Feletti was surprised it wasn't available in Australia.

Drink | Esther Han | Tue May 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Crafty marketing doesn't make a craft beer

A beer.

Some brewers refuse to discuss it. Beer drinkers have furious arguments about it. So, what does the term 'craft beer' actually mean?

Drink | Will Hawkes | Mon May 20 10:45:40 EST 2013

For richer, for pourer: average coffee price expected to hit $4


Savour that cup of coffee and start collecting loyalty cards. The average price for coffee could hit $4 in three years, according to industry groups and economists.

Drink | Esther Han | Sat May 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... Sangiovese

Plump Sangiovese grapes ready for harvest in Tuscany.

This red, with a name derived from the Latin meaning 'the blood of Jove', is well worth a look, whether from the old world or the new.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat May 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

Barley news refreshing

Adelaide University researcher Dr Jason Eglinton announced recently the development of a new type of barley capable of keeping beer fresher for longer.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Will cellaring improve cleanskins?

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Few of us are lucky enough to get better looking with age. The same goes for wine.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Gin embraces a spirit of change

Modern twist: New-wave G&T with cucumber.

My late grandfather was a big pub man. He enjoyed pub life so much he built a Lilliputian bar on the top floor of his terrace house in Wales.

Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Finding gold in dry Creek reds

Special South Australia, for pages 6-7,Wines. The Potts family, three generations of wine makers from Bleasdale Winery, Fleurieu Peninsula, Langhorne Creek. Supplied by SATC.

It's a standing joke in Langhorne Creek that you have to have a double ''t'' near the end of your name.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bottled water put to the taste test

Is bottled water worth the money?

Our experts put bottled water to the taste test, and ask if it’s worth the money.

Drink | Huon Hooke and Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

All the time in the world

Noble stuff: A couple of tipplers enjoy some Sanlucar manzanilla.

In Spain's south, air, soil and ageing create a dry sherry with a true taste of the sea.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Among bottled waters, some no better than out of the tap

Bottle of water

Australians continue to splash out on bottled water regardless of the price and taste.

Drink | Lara O'Toole | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Stokehouse Cafe

Stokehouse Cafe has been given a beach shack-inspired makeover.

Cool, calm and mostly terrific, a bayside beauty sports a healthy new look.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

How they like it, when and where

Hawthorn's Josh Gibson.

You can tell a lot about a person from the coffee they drink, and whether or not to speak to them before 9am.

Drink | Rachelle Unreich | Tue May 14 00:01:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with fiery food

Hot stuff: Chin Chin's Scud City jungle curry.

Beer is a great pairing when the food is spicy, but some wines can match the heat, too.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat May 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Something borrowed, something brewed

Jayne Lewis of Two Birds Brewing.

It was a trip to America in March that inspired the latest beer of the Geelong brewery Two Birds Brewing.

Drink,Food News | Will Hawkes | Sat May 11 03:00:00 EST 2013