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Australian wines go to world in big bladders

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Hardys became Britain's best-selling Australian wine by selling bottles for as little as £3.40 ($5) in the face of a rising domestic currency.

Drink | David Fickling | Thu Jan 31 14:56:30 EST 2013

Making a point

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I favour a simple like-dislike button, comparable with Facebook's thumbs-up icon, as a credible wine-rating system.

Drink | | Wed Jan 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cracking the great oak algorithm

Curly Flat winery manager Matt Regan.

The master of minutiae is driven by passion and perfection.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Party planning with wine

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I'm having drinks for about 40 people at home. How many bottles for that many guests?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tasmanian bubbles on a high

Jansz Tasmania Sparkling Rose.

Local sparkling made a big splash at the recent Tasmanian Wine Show.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 28 14:19:10 EST 2013

What to drink ... on Australia Day

What to drink over the long weekend.

Toast the long weekend with some great local offerings.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jan 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Spotlight on sparkling wine

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Peter Bourne nominates his four favourite sparklings of the month.

Drink | Peter Bourne | Fri Jan 25 04:00:01 EST 2013

Cheers to that: VB sales returning to full strength

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Drinkers have raised their glasses to the return of full strength Victoria Bitter with sales for the beer growing by 2 per cent for the December quarter, the first time in more than a decade, parent...

Drink | Glenda Kwek | Wed Jan 23 08:52:05 EST 2013

Tasting perspectives

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No contrast could've been starker. Next to a tired and heavy Eden Valley Riesling 1999, a Mosel of the same year seduced with its sweet, delicate freshness.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar DANSK

Cheers to the joy of being dunked in Danish design at Bar DANSK.

A Danish-style bolt-hole serves up a cool interior - and drinks to match.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Australia Day and the honours go to…

The Australia Day wine honours go to...

In an industry full of amazing people and products, these are the standouts.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

When wealthy hosts serve mediocre wine

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There's no polite way of forcing your hosts to pour what you've brought.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

Your hosts don't open your wine - what do you do?

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

There's no polite way of forcing your hosts to pour what you've brought.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Jan 22 03:00:00 EST 2013

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

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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