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After centuries, the perfect note

The cellar at Domaine Huet, in the Loire's Vouvray region.

It has taken hundreds of years to produce the great chenin blanc wines of Vouvray.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 21 16:44:10 EST 2013

What to drink ... dining outdoors

Summer wines

Summer means revelling in the warm weather, eating outdoors and refreshing light wines.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jan 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Red wines for summer

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Big reds are a bit much for high summer.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jan 16 12:56:00 EST 2013

Slow road south

Ed Carr, winemaker, pic supplied Accolade wines


Australia's sparkling wine king, Ed Carr, first put bubbles in wine in 1977. Charged with sorting out ''some issues with secondary fermentation'', Carr, a microbiologist, joined senior winemaker Pam...

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Pinot pilgrims lift their eyes to the peninsula

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A grape that has been worshipped for centuries is finding a new spiritual home in Australia.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Tue Jan 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Storage methods for odour-free glasses

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Any kind of glass can get whiffy if it's stored with smelly things, and that will affect the flavour of your wine.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Self-made man of the vines

Peter Yealands for Huon Hooke's column

Peter Yealands is a classic self-made man who has grown a wine empire.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 14 19:39:50 EST 2013

A region where less is more

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Marlborough growers are calling for quality over quantity following big vintages

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 14 19:37:30 EST 2013

Sante! Nothing crappy about this French tipple

Vin de Merde founder Jean-Marc Speziale with the bottles, four years on and still going strong.

GIGNAC, France: The name might not imply grandeur or an impeccable heritage from a grand estate; the label isn't fancy either, although you could say it's eye-catching.

Drink | Richelle Harrison Plesse | Sat Jan 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with fish 'n' chips

Fish and chips with tartare sauce

After a day at the beach, there's nothing better than crisp wines matched with either takeaway or home-cooked seafood.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jan 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

From little things, big things grow

An Old Fashioned at the Midnight Special.

Small bars have sparked a mini-revolution across the city, writes Rachel Olding.

Drink | | Thu Jan 10 15:56:10 EST 2013

A growing thirst for craft beer

Scratch Bar in Milton.

Brisbane's craft beer scene is maturing, and so are people's palates. Sour beer, anyone?

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Jan 10 12:56:30 EST 2013

What to drink ... summer white wines

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The heat calls for refreshment, zing and delicacy, and here are four offerings that qualify.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jan 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Chardonnay please, hold the fish bladder


Winemakers are finding a thirsty market for vegetarian and vegan wines.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Jan 02 15:53:20 EST 2013

Try it, Mary won't bloody mind

Jill Dupleix's Bloody (Italian) Mary recipe.

This savoury beverage will soothe a sore head after too much merrymaking.

Cook,Drink | Hot food | Mon Dec 31 14:49:20 EST 2012

What to drink ... on New Year's Eve


Sparkling wine and beer are the usual suspects, but to toast the new year, try a drop that's really special and delectable.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Dec 29 03:00:00 EST 2012

Ultimate guide to bubbly

Ultimate guide to champagne and sparkling wine.

How to choose, chill, open, serve and store champagne and sparkling wine.

Drink | Marie Sansom | Fri Dec 28 10:00:40 EST 2012

What to drink ... on Christmas Day

The food has been fussed over and the sweets prepared but don't forget to enjoy a special drop on the big day.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Dec 22 03:00:00 EST 2012

Why does cheap wine give me a headache?

Good Food's Wine Agony Aunt Cathy Gowdie addresses this common misconception.

Food News,Drink | The Dining Doctor | Fri Dec 21 00:00:00 EST 2012

Yalumba's Hill Smith family expands

Robert Hill Smith from Yalumba old vines

The Tasmanian expansion plans of Yalumba's Hill Smith family have taken a leap forward.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Thu Dec 20 13:24:19 EST 2012