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Glass half full: How does your wine measure up?


It is a busy Wednesday lunchtime at city eatery Cookie when a pretty waitress walks to the table with a bottle of Dragonfly Willow Bridge shiraz.

Drink | Rachel Wells | Fri Aug 02 12:12:20 EST 2013

Robert De Niro's Tribeca nod to Aussie film Red Obsession

Warwick Ross of Portsea Estate.

As cinematic adventure stories go, this one has the lot. Russell Crowe, Robert De Niro, and an idea sparked on a flight from Sydney to London which led to a 14-month project across two continents.

Drink | Jeni Port | Thu Aug 01 15:58:00 EST 2013

Back on top

Clonakilla winemaker Tim Kirk.

Canberra's flagship winery, Clonakilla, celebrated a return to the very top ranks last week.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

A healing brew

Beef tea.

This week I have had the flu. I have not felt as sick for 20 years, and I have not been interested in eating anything.

Drink | Robbie Howard | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Side by side


What to do about wine when truffles are on the menu? Chris Shanahan chooses wines that just might stand their ground.

Drink,Food News | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Parlour won’t stay bare

Parlour Wine Room interior. SPECIAL 211109

Ross Sydney hopes to start the fit-out at Parlour Wine Room in August, with a plan to open at the beginning of October.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Jul 30 14:51:23 EST 2013

Shady operators triumph in the heat

Winegrowers are seeing some of the hottest growing conditions in memory.

Mornington Peninsula winegrowers are turning over a new leaf - literally - as they face up to global warming.

Drink,Good Food | Jeni Port | Mon Jul 29 16:25:30 EST 2013

What to drink ... Italian wines

Italian wine.

Italy has an array of diverse wine styles, from savoury whites to expressive reds.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jul 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Learn it through the grape vine

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Gaye Burrows

David Lowe’s Wine School classes kicked off last Friday.

Drink | | Wed Jul 24 10:08:31 EST 2013

Cask those worries away


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will hold two nights of tastings on August 13 and 16.

Drink | | Wed Jul 24 10:07:35 EST 2013

Drink to a long life

Picture by Craig Abraham  990209  Picture shows a glass of red wine.  Epicure


We hear much about the adverse effects of alcohol, but research suggests things get better with age, Kirsten Lawson writes

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jul 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Fireworks in the glass too

Food&Wine. Restaurant review of the Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant in Alinga Street, Civic. Chef's special fish fillets. December 6th. 2012  Photo Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

What to drink with a chilli-laced meal? Chris Shanahan investigates.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spilt the difference

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

We were out to dinner when I accidentally tipped the bottle of wine on our table.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Wed Jul 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Be your own bartender

The Age, Epicure. Cocktails at The Everleigh.An old fashioned. Pic Simon Schluter , 10 July 2013.

One of the greatest things about living in the second golden age of cocktails - the first being in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the genre was defined and refined - is seeing the...

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Migrant communities keep winemaking tradition alive

NCH - H2 - Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin,  grapes on the vine, ready for harvest in the next week or two.  2nd January 2013 Photo by Marina Neil.

Dario Sommero thought being forced to crush grapes in a concrete tank in his family's backyard as a child was enough to make him hate winemaking for life.

Drink | Esther Han | Sun Jul 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

An A-Z guide to French wine

cabernet sauvignon

Everything you need to know about French wine in one handy list.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sat Jul 20 15:30:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... Cabernet Sauvignon

Young Cabernet Sauvignon requires time to mellow out.

Cabernet sauvignon is a distinctive grape variety, but there are subtleties depending on where it's grown and how it's made.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jul 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Can you judge a wine by its medals?

Wine medals.

The well-worn maxim "you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" could equally apply to the label on a bottle of wine.

Drink,Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Jul 19 23:44:10 EST 2013

The judges have spoken

Little Creatures Mr Obadiah.

The Australian International Beer Awards raises questions about the quality difference between standard beers and ''premium'' products.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Lehmann legend will live on

Margaret Lehmann and Peter Lehmann from Peter Lehmann Wines Limited.

Peter Lehmann's flagship red, Stonewell Shiraz, carries his profile on the label and I can never open a bottle without thinking of the legendary winemaker.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2013