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Wine and the vegan connection


My guest was a vegan, yet she drank non-vegan wine! What should I think?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Fizz whizzes: top sparkling wines picks

Sparkling wine.

One of Australia's best sommeliers shares his sparkling wine picks for party season.

Drink | Banjo Harris Plane | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Stephen Pannell wins the Jimmy Watson

Stephen Pannell

The Adelaide Hills winemaker has won the wine award for the second time.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Robusta coffee finds a champion

Hardy: Robusta coffee beans.

Robusta gets a bad rap, but Melbourne roaster Veneziano wants to change that.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pisco: the South American flavour of the month


South American brandy pisco is enjoying some time in the sun.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

French winemakers grapple with 'incurable' grape disease

The French wine industry is seeking assistance for a fungal disease infecting vines.

Winemakers have demanded emergency funding to deal with a fungal disease infecting vines. The only known treatment is banned because it is carcinogenic.

Drink | David Chazan in Paris | Fri Oct 24 00:15:00 EST 2014

Cider sales continue to grow in Australia

Cider revival.

Like a runaway apple cart, cider's popularity in Australia shows no signs of slowing.

Food News,Drink | Callan Boys | Thu Oct 23 15:36:02 EST 2014

Quaffers: ACT second in Australian Amateur brewing competition

Shirt-fronting amber ale: Yeastie Boys

Victoria narrowly beat ACT at this year's Australian Amateur brewing championship at Braddon's BentSpoke.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 22 14:06:46 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews October 22

Chris Shanahan wine reviews October 22 for Food and Wine.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 21 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: The world's beer thirst shows no sign of abating

Quaffers: Figures reveal a growing thirst in the world's beer market, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 21 23:00:00 EST 2014

What you should know about unscrewing your wine


The brisk crack we hear when opening a screw-capped wine might be less sonorous than the pop of a cork but it's at least an assurance that the wine has been properly sealed - right?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

The one-cup Moccamaster drip-filter tested

Moccamaster Cup-one.

Retro styling and a high-tech delivery make the new Moccamaster Cup-one a coffee-lover's dream.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Do you choose your beer by the label?

Do you choose your beer by the label?

We've all done it, you needn't be ashamed. It's the rare drinker who hasn't scanned the shelves and picked a drop based on a striking sticker.

Drink | Rob Moran | Fri Oct 17 11:30:00 EST 2014

Judging the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships a tough job

A fine brew: Kris Rogers, of Sydney, at Bent Spoke Brewry for the Australian National Home Brewing Championship.

Judges tasted 339 home-made beers from around the country to find Australia's champion home brewer.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Thu Oct 16 23:30:00 EST 2014

Fortifying the cocktail: in defence of a wonderful mix

Shae Silvestro's Port Side cocktail.

Bartenders share cocktail recipes that celebrate fortified wines.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Oct 15 17:48:05 EST 2014

Quaffers: Stone and Wood's new Heart Breaker

Byron Bay's Stone and Wood brewery released its fourth ale under the Mash Collective label: Heart Breaker.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 14 23:45:00 EST 2014

Judging 500 of the 'queen of white wines' at Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Southern hemisphere's biggest: The Canberra International Riesling Challange

Judging has begun at the 2014 Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) at Albert Hall of what chairman of the judges John Belsham says is the queen of white wines

Drink | Jil Hogan | Tue Oct 14 23:45:00 EST 2014

Australian Home Brewing Conference comes to Canberra


Hundreds of amateur brewers will attend the Australian Home Brewing Conference, which starts in Canberra on October 16.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Oct 14 13:25:26 EST 2014

The best time to drink your morning coffee

Coffee at Two Chaps.

Every coffee drinker knows that caffeine is addictive. But how exactly does it work?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 EST 2014

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne is No.1 in France for good reason

Nicolas Feuillatte champagne

A champagne created in 1976 by part-time Sydney resident Nicolas Feuillatte is now the No.1 seller in France.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2014