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Gin embraces a spirit of change

Modern twist: New-wave G&T with cucumber.

My late grandfather was a big pub man. He enjoyed pub life so much he built a Lilliputian bar on the top floor of his terrace house in Wales.

Drink | Mark Chipperfield | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Among bottled waters, some no better than out of the tap

Bottle of water

Australians continue to splash out on bottled water regardless of the price and taste.

Drink | Lara O'Toole | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Stokehouse Cafe

Stokehouse Cafe has been given a beach shack-inspired makeover.

Cool, calm and mostly terrific, a bayside beauty sports a healthy new look.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Finding gold in dry Creek reds

Special South Australia, for pages 6-7,Wines. The Potts family, three generations of wine makers from Bleasdale Winery, Fleurieu Peninsula, Langhorne Creek. Supplied by SATC.

It's a standing joke in Langhorne Creek that you have to have a double ''t'' near the end of your name.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

All the time in the world

Noble stuff: A couple of tipplers enjoy some Sanlucar manzanilla.

In Spain's south, air, soil and ageing create a dry sherry with a true taste of the sea.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Tue May 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

How they like it, when and where

Hawthorn's Josh Gibson.

You can tell a lot about a person from the coffee they drink, and whether or not to speak to them before 9am.

Drink | Rachelle Unreich | Tue May 14 00:01:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with fiery food

Hot stuff: Chin Chin's Scud City jungle curry.

Beer is a great pairing when the food is spicy, but some wines can match the heat, too.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat May 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

Something borrowed, something brewed

Jayne Lewis of Two Birds Brewing.

It was a trip to America in March that inspired the latest beer of the Geelong brewery Two Birds Brewing.

Drink,Food News | Will Hawkes | Sat May 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

In praise of a vintage mum

Life's work: Brown family matriarch Patricia Brown.

A winemaking dynasty raises a glass in memory of its tireless matriarch.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

The best way to ask for more wine

Wine Agony Aunt

How do I politely ask for more wine at an event I've paid plenty to attend?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

The money or the Grange?

Penfolds Grange at Dan Murphy's, May 2, 2013.

At $785 per bottle is the new release of Penfold's Grange worth it? Wine experts respond.

Drink | | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Farmer's shuck tactics for the perfect wine

Opening your own oysters, for extra freshness. Sydney Rock Oysters. SMH Good Living.  Pix by Quentin Jones. qcj090914.001 SPECIAL 113583

An Aussie oyster grower went all the way to France to find the perfect wine for his molluscs.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a Kind: Milk

Rice milk.

Variations on the white stuff are out there to suit every craving and digestive need.

Drink | Simone Egger | Sat May 04 08:00:00 EST 2013

All things in liquidation

Illustration: Robin Cowcher.

Simple yet complex, bitter yet sweet, beer's wonders never cease, writes Mic Looby.

Drink | Mic Looby | Sat May 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... on Mother's Day

Sparkling is the go-to for special occasions.

While there's nothing like a bit of sparkle for special occasions there are other options.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat May 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Accolades and a price war greet new Grange

The newly released Penfolds Grange at Dan Murphy's, Alexandria, Sydney. 2nd may 2013. Photo by Tamara DeanDQoNCg0KU2VudCBmcm9tIG15IGlQaG9uZQ=A22T8694.JPG

There were parties and intimate gatherings for tastings as far away as London on Thursday for the global release of one of the world's most prestigious wines, Penfolds Grange, with retailers in...

Drink | Eli Greenblat, Mark Hawthorne | Fri May 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Sydney takes out title for cheapest coffee


Sydney has Australia's cheapest coffee. According to the "Gilkatho cappuccino price index" for the March 2013 quarter, in which more than 1000 cafes in seven capital cities were surveyed, Sydney...

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Thu May 02 13:38:00 EST 2013

Wine critics dilemma: to Grange or not to Grange?


The latest Grange release will retail for $785. We asked our wine critics if they would go for the 2008 Grange or take their wine dollars elsewhere.

Drink | | Thu May 02 11:12:20 EST 2013

The 2008 Grange: the critics' verdict

A 2008 Penfold Grange.

Is the latest Penfolds Grange the perfect wine? Our wine critics caution that only time - a lot of it - will tell.

Drink | | Thu May 02 09:54:20 EST 2013

Wine critics not sold on 2008 Grange Shiraz

The 2008 Penfolds Grange has just been released.  THE AGE . news . 03 APRIL 2013 .

The 2008 vintage of Penfolds' flagship red wine, Grange Shiraz, will be released on May 2 but for most wine drinkers the event will inspire a yawn.

Drink,Food News | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 30 08:00:00 EST 2013