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Hunter and gatherer: risking reds in rain bears fruit

Rodney Kempe, Winemaker with Lakes Folly, Hunter Valley

Butterflies dance in the late morning sun as pickers chat, happily snipping distended maroon grapes on the Hunter Valley hillside.

Drink | Damien Murphy | Sat Mar 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cheap wine and 550 budget eats

Red wine.

"Cheaper than an RSL" - have we found the cheapest wine in Sydney?

Food News,Drink | Bites | Fri Mar 15 09:56:41 EST 2013

Going in blind

Blind tasting. smelling wine. red wine. blindfold. wine tasting. SMH Good Living. Pix by Quentin Jones. qcj080709.001. SPECIALX 0000

Masked tastings became part of my life 36 years ago when I joined the liquor trade. The tastings take many forms, involving anything from one or two wines, to competitive wine games, right through to...

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Capsule machine road test

Aldi Expressi.

Better tasting than instant, easier to use than manual … James Smith tries out the world of capsules.

Drink | | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

The price of success

AFR.  Generic Pic of Wine bottles

For labels that are excellent value, some wineries shine again and again.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Knowing what's in your wine by the glass

Glasses of wine

Without clapping eyes on the bottle, how do you know which wine has been poured into your glass?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Winding road to Wairarapa a capital idea

Wine country Wairarapa.

Wellington is at the doorstep of one of New Zealand's best vineyard regions.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Mar 11 10:58:10 EST 2013

Windy city's farmers' markets

Harbourside markets.

Planning a trip to New Zealand's windy city Wellington? Here's a guide to some of the local farmers' markets.

Drink | Simon Farrell-Green | Mon Mar 11 10:12:40 EST 2013

No menu listing needed for Bosley's signature dish

Martin Bosley's cedar-planked salmon.

Wellington chef Martin Bosley hasn't had cedar-smoked salmon on a restaurant menu for more than a decade. Yet somehow it has become his most popular dish.

Drink | Simon Farrell-Green | Sat Mar 09 14:02:20 EST 2013

Rain proves only a hiccup in search for new taste

NCH NEWS -Attn SMH  - shows  Richard Harkham of Harkham Wines checking the fermentation of their Aziza's 2013 Chardonnay at their Pokolbin Winery  - 28th  Feb  2013   Pic Peter Stoop

Heavy rain in the Hunter may have destroyed Richard Harkham's semillon grapes this season, but not his resolve to make the state's first orange wines.

Drink,Food News,Good Food | Esther Han | Sat Mar 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... Australian shiraz


Born in the old world, shiraz is blossoming to maturity in the new.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Mar 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

'Cheap plonk' is suddenly coming up roses

glass of champagne

Rosé wine is food-friendly, perfect for a warm day and more popular in summer than its white wine counterparts in France. So why is this wine so maligned in Australia?

Drink | Inga Ting | Fri Mar 08 16:34:40 EST 2013

Wine adviser to the Queen shares her top drops

Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson reveals some of her favourite drops (but no royal secrets!).

Drink | Sarah Berry | Thu Mar 07 14:58:00 EST 2013

Heritage with bite

Owen Pidgeon in the garden good food dinkus

It is more than 400 years since o Cortes returned to Spain with both gold and ''golden apples''.

Drink | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Mar 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Top marks for keeping the competition small - and real

Food & Wine: The Winewise Championship Medal. 27th of February 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrey Chan

The concept of the Winewise Championship was born when I judged at the National Wine Show.

Drink | Lester Jesberg | Wed Mar 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Only the finest

Chris Shanahan top drop good food dinkus

Depending on how you view wine shows, Canberra is blessed or burdened with a disproportionate number of nationally significant events.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Matching wine with coffee


What sort of wine is good to serve with coffee? It used to be port but that seems to have fallen from favour.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Mar 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

What a grind!

It's better to grind your own coffee beans.

You've spent a couple of grand on a home espresso machine … but what about a grinder?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Mar 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

On the rocky road to glory

Double act: John Thomson and his daughter Belinda at their Crawford River property.

A family team produces some of the country's finest drops from some of its harshest terrain.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Wine agony aunt

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

What sort of wine is good to serve with coffee? Port seems to have fallen from favour.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Mar 05 03:00:00 EST 2013