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What makes wine 'natural' or otherwise?

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At its best, "natural" wine refers to a winemaking philosophy of letting the grapes speak. At its worst, it's about sloppy winemaking practices.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Women in wine at record numbers but it's not time to pop corks yet

2011 wine judging at the showground in Homebush. Picture shows wine judge Corrina Wright from McClaren valley in South Australia. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 8th Feb 2011.

It's a $4.3 billion industry employing around 52,000 people, and on any given day 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed worldwide, according to Wine Australia.

Drink | Inga Ting | Sat Apr 13 16:22:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... wines from Piedmont

Italy's picturesque Piedmont region.

The north-west produces some of Italy's finest wines, from crisp whites to thrilling reds.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Mixing it with the best

Latest Penfolds Bin.

Penfolds' 2013 release of its much-loved ''Bin'' wines includes two whites from the outstanding 2012 vintage and nine reds from 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Somebody's gotta do it ...

Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne.

Burgeoning numbers of craft beers and new breweries have resulted in a hot contest for top honours in the Australian International Beer Awards.

Drink,Food News | Lara O'Toole | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Best of the brews

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Canberra's Wig and Pen Brewery has been chosen to brew beer for the presentation dinner for this year's Australian International Beer Awards.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tastings

One of Sydney's finest independent wine retailers, Ultimo Wine Centre, has been sold to Coles.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

The search for greatness

In search of great wine: Jeni Port.

A panel of great palates gathers to discuss what makes a truly great drop, from Guigal to Grange.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Are wine bin ends good value for money?

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What are wine bin ends? Do they offer good value for money?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: Black Penny

Cheers! A friendly, little corner bar nails the Surry Hills vibe.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Boutique winery hits the mark

Bottle of 2003 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon.

This boutique winery hits the mark at every price point.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 08 23:59:21 EST 2013

What to drink ... with dessert

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From the delicate and floral to more robust and sweet fortifieds, there are plenty of options to suit the third course.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

New Zealand's glorious reds

Mountain bikers at Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

There's more to New Zealand wine than sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Apr 03 10:43:10 EST 2013

Venerable survivor

Shanahan wine feature for 3 April 2013
a Barossa Valley mourvedre/mataro/monastrell vine, planted in 1853,
a likely direct descendent of James Busby 1832 collection

Chris Shanahan feature April 3 13

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The release of the 2011 Penfolds Shiraz Mourvedre Bin 2, an old label from the 1960s resurrected in the 1990s, and a ''March mataro madness'' campaign by Barossa wine merchant David Farmer beg the...

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Defending Guinness

A former Foster's brewer and beer-judging colleague, Dermot O'Donnell, recently defended locally brewed Guinness.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage love in 50 shades of Grace

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When Cyril Henschke bottled the first Mount Edelstone shiraz, 1952 vintage, as a single-vineyard wine, he was way ahead of his time.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it a good idea to freeze wine?

When I don't quite finish a bottle, can I keep it fresh by freezing it? American boffins seem to suggest I can.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Storing open bottles in the freezer

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

When I don't quite finish a bottle, can I keep it fresh by freezing it?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cellar dweller has a taste for tweets

Well connected: Sommelier Luke Campbell communicates the benefits of ageing wine.

Providing vintage advice through social media is helping tap into new generations of wine drinkers.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wellington's 10 must-eat food experiences

Fine dining at Logan Brown, one of Wellington's grandest restaurants.

From coffee and markets to beer and roti, Wellington has something for all tastes.

Drink,Eat Out | David Burton | Mon Apr 01 15:33:10 EST 2013