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Vintage love in 50 shades of Grace


When Cyril Henschke bottled the first Mount Edelstone shiraz, 1952 vintage, as a single-vineyard wine, he was way ahead of his time.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Storing open bottles in the freezer

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

When I don't quite finish a bottle, can I keep it fresh by freezing it?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is it a good idea to freeze wine?

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When I don't quite finish a bottle, can I keep it fresh by freezing it? American boffins seem to suggest I can.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wellington's 10 must-eat food experiences

Fine dining at Logan Brown, one of Wellington's grandest restaurants.

From coffee and markets to beer and roti, Wellington has something for all tastes.

Drink,Eat Out | David Burton | Mon Apr 01 15:33:10 EST 2013

What to drink ... with tapas

Tapas needs a bright and zingy wine to match.

A hot and spicy menu offering great variety and those punchy Spanish flavours needs a bright array of simple but zingy wines to match.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Mar 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Willing spirit

Georgie Bell, Scotch Malt Whiskey Society Ambassador.

B arrel-strength malt whisky isn't "a dram for the feint hearted", declares a recent Scotch Malt Whisky Society press release.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Lion's share of awards

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Early each year, the Beer and Brewer Awards recognise Australia's top 100 brews.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

The ABCs of making bread

Kapiti Artisan Bakers.

This Genoese focaccia recipe can also be used as a traditional loaf or as a pizza dough.

Drink | Make it easy | Tue Mar 26 15:57:20 EST 2013

Rieslings for every budget

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Huon Hooke picks his favourite rieslings of the 2012 vintage, across a range of price points.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Dark, sweet and delicious

Cocoa addict: Koko Black's Belgian-chocolate 'spoil dessert' selection lives up to its name.

Simone Egger risks a sugar rush as she explores the city's fast-growing bean-to-bar culture.

Drink,Eat Out | Simone Egger | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Milkshakes make a comeback

Drink up: Double chocolate and peanut butter shake.

The milkshake - a childhood staple - is back, and it's better than ever.

Drink,Cook | Hot food | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

How much wine is too much?

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

I seem to drink more than my friends, by quite a margin. Does this make me look like a lush?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Noble search for New World terroir

Corks of Littorai wines. For upcoming wine column on March 12 by Jeni Port. 28 February 2013.

Make good pinot and the regional accolades will come, says celebrated American winemaker Ted Lemon.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Tue Mar 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Brewing up a craft beer movement


Wellington describes itself as the Craft Brewing Capital of New Zealand, and rightly so.

Drink | Simon Farrell-Green | Sat Mar 23 13:21:40 EST 2013

What to drink ... sauvignon blanc

Sauvignon blanc is worth another look.

Forget the backlash against it - this wine with tropical and citrus flavours is worth another look.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Mar 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to make hokey pokey ice-cream

Hokey pokey ice-cream.

Learn how to make Hokey Pokey ice-cream, a New Zealand favourite.

Drink,Cook | Make it easy | Fri Mar 22 15:17:50 EST 2013

A farewell to summer

Winded cucumber cocktail.

Take your green tomatoes and humble cucumbers to new heights.

Drink,Cook | Mr Wilkinson's fresh talk | Thu Mar 21 09:00:20 EST 2013

Whisky for sale: $200,000 a bottle

Master Blender Colin Scott assess the 45-year-old whiskey.

Would you pay $200,000 for a bottle of whisky? Royal Salute's 45-year-old "Tribute of Honour" whisky is on sale.

Drink,Food News | Nina Rousseau | Thu Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2013

130 years between drinks - Terry's beer flows again

Thunder Road Brewery have recreated the 130 year old beer recipe

After more than 130 years, Australia's once lost beer was flowing from the taps of Melbourne's famous Chloe's Bar.

Drink | Eli Greenblat | Wed Mar 20 19:39:40 EST 2013

Wellington restaurants keeping it local

The Brain Burger at The Larder.

From foraging for sea lettuce to growing herbs on rooftops, Wellington restaurants are going straight to the source, writes Simon Farrell-Green.

Drink | Simon Farrell-Green | Wed Mar 20 16:00:30 EST 2013