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What to drink ... with dessert

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From the delicate and floral to more robust and sweet fortifieds, there are plenty of options to suit the third course.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Apr 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

New Zealand's glorious reds

Mountain bikers at Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

There's more to New Zealand wine than sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Apr 03 10:43:10 EST 2013

Venerable survivor

Shanahan wine feature for 3 April 2013
a Barossa Valley mourvedre/mataro/monastrell vine, planted in 1853,
a likely direct descendent of James Busby 1832 collection

Chris Shanahan feature April 3 13

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The release of the 2011 Penfolds Shiraz Mourvedre Bin 2, an old label from the 1960s resurrected in the 1990s, and a ''March mataro madness'' campaign by Barossa wine merchant David Farmer beg the...

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Defending Guinness

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A former Foster's brewer and beer-judging colleague, Dermot O'Donnell, recently defended locally brewed Guinness.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cellar dweller has a taste for tweets

Well connected: Sommelier Luke Campbell communicates the benefits of ageing wine.

Providing vintage advice through social media is helping tap into new generations of wine drinkers.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage love in 50 shades of Grace

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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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Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

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

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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