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What to drink ... at a long lunch

Light and bright wines are best for lazy lunches.

If you are planning to sip your wine well into the afternoon, choose zingy, bright styles and nothing too heavy.

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

India's show of strength


Some of the world's biggest brewers are piling into the Indian market.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

A champagne year

Champagne houses, from left, Bollinger, GH Mumm and Moet.

While the rest of the world was in recession, Australians were popping corks.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 16:00:00 EST 2013

White wine drinkers 'pour themselves bigger measures'

White wine

The colour of wine as well as the shape and size of the glass affects how much we drink, with white wine drinkers unintentionally pouring themselves more, research suggests.

Drink | Rosa Silverman | Tue Oct 01 14:32:30 EST 2013

The acid test for tempranillo grapes

Scientific approach: Peter Leske of La Linea vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

Is tempranillo, that most dashing dark grape of Spain, an emerging grape variety in Australia?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

What type of milk is best for coffee?

All froth? Choosing milk for your coffee is a serious business.

We're getting fussier about our beans but we're still slow to care about the milk that goes into our cuppa.

Food News,Drink | Mary O'Brien | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Perfection bottled: Winemaker awards

Great pedigree: Winemaker of the Year Tim Kirk, of Clonakilla, has produced a stunning succession of shiraz viognier wines.

Tim Kirk, of Clonakilla, won the Winemaker of the Year award at the 16th annual Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine 2013 awards, while a new award, Viticulturist of the Year, was won by Ray Guerin, of...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spotlight on Barossa

Nick Stock.

A debate: Is the Barossa Australia's greatest wine and food region?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sommelier president selected

Sommelier David Lawler.

The Rockpool Group's David Lawler is the new president of Sommeliers Australia.

Drink | Espresso | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Wine served in a glass is always a pleasure

Glasses of wine

Right now, somewhere in the world, someone at an impromptu office party is sipping wine from a novelty coffee mug.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Sep 30 23:59:59 EST 2013

What to drink ... Artisanal Aussie producers

Clare Valley royalty, from left, Tom, Peter and Sam Barry.

These local winemakers should be championed for producing wonderful drops across a range of varieties.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Sep 28 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sky's the limit for Cloudy Bay tasting


Cloudy Bay’s sauvignon blanc will feature at a tasting at Ainslie Cellars on October 1.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Sep 25 15:18:05 EST 2013

Canberra winemaker Tim Kirk brings home coveted award ... finally

Tim Kirk.

It was a case of third time lucky for Canberra winemaker Tim Kirk, who finally won Gourmet Traveller Wine's winemaker of the year award this week, after being a finalist three times for the coveted...

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Sep 25 15:05:55 EST 2013

Aldi does it again

Flensburger Weizen.

However these beers fit into Aldi's business model, these examples from Flensburg, Germany, are outstanding.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Sep 25 03:00:00 EST 2013

Torbreck spat leaves bitter aftertaste

Blend sours: Torbreck Vintners founder Dave Powell has lost his stake in the company.

A high-profile split at a major Barossa Valley winery has both sides seeing red.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

To tip or not to tip? And then, how much?

Should you include wine in your bottom line when calculating your tip?

Is a 10 per cent tip still the case when ordering particularly expensive wines?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Sep 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Drinking to Brisbane's Oktoberfest

Revellers enjoy beers and pork knuckle.

Oktoberfest in Brisbane is one of the biggest in Australia. Here's a guide to the city's festivities.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Mon Sep 23 12:00:40 EST 2013

With all those botanicals gin must surely be a tonic

Gin expert

Charles Spence sometimes pinches his nose when taking a sip of gin and tonic. Not because it smells, but to heighten the aroma in the spirit as he lets go.

Drink | Esther Han | Sat Sep 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... textural white wines

White wine.

Rediscovering lesser known varieties proves an intensely rewarding experience.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Sep 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to get served at a bar


What's the trick to catching a bartender's attention? Clicking your fingers? Drumming them nervously on the bar? Researchers find the best approach is actually a whole lot more straightforward.

Drink | Jane Holroyd | Thu Sep 19 13:16:10 EST 2013