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Victorian winemakers celebrate top vintage

Some like it hot: Medhurst Winery's Matt Steel says he is more than pleased with his 2013 vintage, despite intense summer heat.

Winemakers are all smiles as a superb 2013 vintage triumphs against the odds.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jun 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it rude to take home unfinished wine?

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You're the last to leave a dinner party and notice three bottles of wine on the table, still half full. Do you ask to take some home?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jun 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

Ancient Spanish grapes make a comeback

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We in Australia like to think we have some of the oldest vines in the world, with our Barossa shiraz and other Rhone varieties, including grenache and mataro, dating back to the mid-1800s.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 18 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... Yarra Valley Chardonnay

TarraWarra Estate's winery and art museum.

Wines from Victoria's cool-climate haven aren't short of complexity or character.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jun 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cider's core value continues to rise

Craft cider and beer festival.

Cloudy or clear, cider has transcended its boutique image to break into the mainstream.

Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Mon Jun 10 15:17:10 EST 2013

Part of a rich family tradition

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A rare cellar release by one of the Clare Valley's pre-eminent winemakers is a tasting triumph.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jun 10 15:16:30 EST 2013

Magic valley reveals a rare treasure

The spectacular Douro Valley in Portugal.

A limited edition tawny port is the ideal drop to toast a meeting with one of Portugal's most inspirational winemakers.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Mon Jun 10 12:11:40 EST 2013

History on tap

The Mitre Tavern in Bank Place, Melbourne.

Daniel Lewis and Adam Curley seek a serving of nostalgia at 10 of Melbourne's most traditional pubs.

Drink | | Sat Jun 08 14:21:00 EST 2013

A state of suspended caffeination: coffee for the needy hits a hurdle

Coffee prices.

Coffee meets kindness in an Italian tradition making inroads in Sydney.

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Jun 07 13:02:30 EST 2013

What to drink ... with mushrooms

Wild mushrooms.

Strong flavours are an ideal match for the fleshy earthiness of our favourite fungi.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Fri Jun 07 12:11:20 EST 2013

Why is some wine so cheap?


My local bottle shop has bottles for $8, $10, $12. Why is it this cheap, and is it bad?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Wed Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Did Jackie luck out?

Chris Shanahan quaffers good food dinkus

Jackie Chan's Grange-buying spree proves wine investing is hit or miss, Chris Shanahan writes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Does a logo on a wine glass measure a standard drink?

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Etched logos on wine glasses are about branding and keeping pours consistent.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Top chocs make a cup runneth over

xocolatl hot chocolate

Purely for your convenience, we've sampled Melbourne's finest, most decadent cacao-bean wonders.

Drink | Michael Harry | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Critic's picks: Winter's finest fortifieds

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I can't imagine living in the tropics, where there's no real summer or winter and seasonal weather changes are minimal.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Take any port in a storm

Under threat: A glass of muscat.

Australian fortifieds are under threat, so support an endangered species, before it's too late.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jun 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Jailhouse rock: Italian inmates produce prison wine

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A group of inmates on a remote prison island off the coast of Italy have started producing their own wine, making them perhaps the country’s most unlikely vintners.

Drink | Nick Squires | Mon Jun 03 10:01:40 EST 2013

What to drink ... with beef

Bold reds complement rich braises, stews and roasts.

As the weather cools, the bold flavours of red wine are ideal to complement rich stews and roasts.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jun 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wine list mark-ups under the spotlight

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Could wine mark-ups of 250 per cent be in our future as restaurants struggle to stay in profit? Industry consultants say yes but restaurateurs don't agree.

Drink | Inga Ting | Wed May 29 10:35:40 EST 2013

Sparkling venture raises the bar

Former Domaine Chandon winemaker John Harris.

To VB or not to VB? The answer was never in doubt for this Ballarat winemaker.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 28 03:00:00 EST 2013