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Drinking in the best of 2013

Red wine.

Jeni Port shares her picks of the best wines of the year.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage reading: best book picks

Julie McIntyre

Books, remember them? Those bundles of thin paper sheets with pretty covers front and back?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Local tipple could be just the tonic

Gin and tonic.

Gin and tonic could well be the drink of this year's summer. Influenced in part by the resurgence of microdistilling in Britain and the United States, there has been a boom in the popularity and...

Drink | Claire Davie | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

The rise of craft beer


We taste a beer from Bavaria's 1000-year Weihenstephan brewery, along with a Spitfire Kentish Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Dec 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Gifts for coffee geeks

Assembly Coffee & Tea  in Carlton.

It's that time of year again - time to scratch your head and wonder what on earth to buy the friends and relations.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

The perfect match: Wine suggestions for Christmas Day

Christmas Mule.

Put as much thought into what you drink on Christmas Day as to what you will be eating. Here are some traditional and alternative pairing ideas.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sparkling red: a national treasure

Sparkling red

Don't scoff when asked to bring a sparkling red to a dinner party, it's one of Australia's great national drinks.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Not just bubbles - champagne!


It's tempting to observe that champagne has never been so affordable for Australians. When we look at the deals that are being done by retailers, especially the major supermarkets, there seem to be...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Japan's sophisticated brew


Japan is a small, geographically fragmented nation. Shaped like a giant sea horse, the Japanese archipelago comprises 6852 islands.

Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Batting for a brew: Shane Warne joins forces with Moa on a beer

MOA Brewing Company skw pale ale, 99 Not Out.

Shane Warne's pale ale is a top notch summer drop.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Fri Dec 06 11:59:20 EST 2013

Top 10 Australian red and white wines of the year


Picking a top 20 becomes increasingly difficult every year as Australia's wines increase in quality and diversity.

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

Agony aunt: The consumption dilemma


How to encourage friends to face the fact that their demand far outweighs supply.

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

Christmas gift ideas for the wine lover

Christmas gifts for the wine lover.

From cheap and cheerful to once-in-a-lifetime adventures, we look at some of this season's best gifts for the wine buff.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Swap toil, trouble for fizz and bubble

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With champagne prices plunging like an England cricket fan's morale, you might think there is no contest for your festive season bubbly dollars. It's champagne for breakfast, lunch and dinner, no?

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to earn the coffee world's coveted Q Grader certification

Mug shot.

Like Survivor with coffee, this a six-day course includes 22 tests - and you have to pass them all.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Christmas 2013: top picks for muscat

Muscat is a delicious drink to enjoy with Christmas pudding.

Christmas Feasts,Cook,Drink | Richard Cornish | Mon Dec 02 13:36:37 EST 2013

A gift with a difference for wine lovers


Fergus McGhie presents a wide range of Christmas gifts for wine lovers.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Wed Nov 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Canberra winegrowers stage sparkling performance


Three local winemakers celebrated gold medals at the National Wine Wine last week.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 27 00:22:33 EST 2013

It's all about the hops


The explosion of craft brewing has generated an interest in hops and its nuances.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Nov 27 00:10:11 EST 2013

Chef’s Armoury to sell sake online

Well-known Japanese knife seller Chef’s Armoury (based in Sydney and Melbourne) has launched an online sake shop.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Nov 27 00:02:19 EST 2013