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What to drink ... in spring

Chilled young riesling is the perfect drop for a warm spring afternoon.

Ring in the season of renewal with these light and vibrant drops.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Sep 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spice up teatime: A guide to chai

Chai tea.

Popular throughout parts of Asia, chai is becoming a mainstream presence on cafe menus and supermarket shelves in Australia too. Here's how to prepare it.

Drink | Kate Gibbs | Fri Sep 06 08:58:00 EST 2013

Australia on top of the world at Decanter wine awards

Neil McGuigan.

Raise your glasses: Australia has had its best ever year at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards, held on Wednesday night in London at the Royal Opera House.

Drink | Nick Miller | Thu Sep 05 10:22:50 EST 2013

Rum diary

A glass of rum, in New York, June 8, 2011.

Our story on boutique ruins making their way to Australia brought back memories for one Canberra reader.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Sep 04 10:21:06 EST 2013

Just peachy

Kwencher pale ale
Kwencher clingston peach
Chris Shanahan beer Sept 4 13

Kwencher ales just right for quenching a hot start to spring.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Sep 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Under $20 for the showstoppers

Winewise judging in the annual small vigneron awards.

Canberra's award winners are "incredible value for money".

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Sep 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tastings

Red wine.

The Coravin is an invention that enables you to taste a wine without actually opening the bottle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage Dom raises a glass to class

Taste test: Master blender Richard Geoffroy is maintaining the traditions of his Benedictine forebear Brother Pierre Perignon.

Champagne flutes are pushed aside as a legendary winemaker uncorks his latest 'harmonious' vintage.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Over $1000 a bottle? Surely you jest!

Wine list

At some restaurants I see bottles priced at $1000-plus - sometimes much more. Do people actually buy them?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... For Father's Day

For such a special occassion, it's worth opening something frothy, bubbly, special or just very drinkable.

For such a special occasion, it's worth opening something frothy, bubbly, special or just very drinkable.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

When splitting the bill, be subtle rather than sorry

food wine glasses

When the bill comes at the end of the evening, It's hard to be forceful with friends who indulge when ordering.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tahbilk goes carbon-neutral

Tahbilk winery

Only seven wineries worldwide have declared themselves carbon-neutral, according to the website Mother Nature Network (or mnn.com).

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with seafood

Flathead in Cooper's batter, chips and tartare sauce.

Australia has some great whites, so take your pick from Margaret River across to the Hunter Valley.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

A fine first draught

James Squire the Chancer Golden Ale

Sales of Lion's Tap King home draught beer dispenser got off to a roaring start.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Aug 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Same class, different glass

Richard Geoffrey dom perignon

Releasing the 2004 Dom Perignon, the winemaker tells Jeni Port why champagne shouldn't be drunk in flutes.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Aug 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Grand display

Wine.

Lerida Estate holds a wine dinner at Pistachio at the Torres shops on Friday.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Aug 20 14:16:14 EST 2013

Wining cricketers

Cricket Training - Greg Chappell in 2010.

Heading inland for a celebrity lunch, cricketer Greg Chappell speaks at the annual sportsman’s lunch at Burnbrae Winery and Vineyard.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Aug 20 14:16:02 EST 2013

Doing things by halves has its perks

Michael Dhillon

Had enough of chancing wine by the glass in restaurants? Tired of finding stale wine in your glass, poured from a bottle opened three days ago? Or maybe you don't even get that far, because there's...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Raising a glass to work lunches

Red wine in a glass.

In many companies, a little wine with lunch is still the civilised norm. In others, it's about as acceptable as lap-dancing, writes our Wine Agony Aunt.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... McLaren Vale Wines

McLaren Vale.

PAXTON SHIRAZ ROSE 2013 $19

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 17 03:00:00 EST 2013