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Alex Retief opens urban winery in Precinct 75, Sydney

Thinking local: Alex Retief loves the diversity of NSW wines.

Australia's first large-scale urban winery opens in March.

Drink | Myffy Rigby | Tue Feb 23 00:43:00 EST 2016

Top 10 proseccos from near and far

Celebrare la differenza: Australian prosecco tends to be more fruit-forward than the Italian kind.

The charming bubbly is increasing in popularity in Australia. Here is a top 10 from Australia and Italy.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 23 00:27:00 EST 2016

How to do Sydney Cellar Door 2016

Grab the chance to get barefoot in grapes.

Celebrate the diverse wine regions of our state at the Sydney Morning Herald Cellar Door, Hyde Park.

Drink | Myffy Rigby | Tue Feb 23 00:15:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2013 $30.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 20 23:45:00 EST 2016

Vale Edgar Riek: Canberra wine pioneer

The colourful horticulturalist and author at home.

How can we sketch even a portion of a life as long, rich, varied and inventive as Edgar Riek's?

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 17 00:15:00 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Stone & Wood Forager Ale; Riverside Brewing American Amber Ale

BentSpoke Commuter Amber Ale.

Canberra's BentSpoke brewery cracks Australia's hottest 100 craft beers poll.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 16 13:59:00 EST 2016

Wine guide: A lighter-bodied De Bortoli Villages chardonnay shows great drinkability

Sandpiper riesling from Eden Valley.

A lovely lighter bodied chardonnay of great drinkability is our wine of the week

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 16 10:21:30 EST 2016

New owners for Sydney International Wine Competition

After nearly 40 years, an unusual wine event involving food matching has changed hands.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 16 00:52:00 EST 2016

Top 10 wines to drink with hot foods

Try a riesling or sauvignon blanc to match the spiciness of a Thai curry.

Matching wines with spicy-hot foods is a challenge. But our wine experts have found 10 wines that like it hot.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell and Jeni Port | Tue Feb 16 00:30:00 EST 2016

Locum service Need A Barista offers emergency coffee wizards in Melbourne

Need A Barista sends emergency coffee makers to cafes.

Melbourne now has a barista locum service so that cafes do not have to put ordinary staff behind their coffee machine if the usual coffee wizard calls in sick.

Drink | Lucy Battersby | Mon Feb 15 11:00:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Three great wines to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 13 23:45:00 EST 2016

Finding the best coffee before Sydney Royal Easter Show opens

Joseph Gadallah tasted about 35 espressos at the Sydney Royal Coffee Competition that precedes the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2016.

It sounds like a dream job for any coffee crazy until you actually do it.Armed with a bucket to their side to spit after the first taste, industry judges from around Australia are in the process of...

Drink | Julie Power | Wed Feb 10 17:19:43 EST 2016

New York's Attaboy to pop up at Fitzroy's the Everleigh

The Everleigh's Elk Room.

New York's award winning Attaboy is heading to Fitzroy for one night only.

Drink | Gemima Cody | Tue Feb 09 16:26:45 EST 2016

Bar hop: Five hot must-try Melbourne bars

South Press in Toorak Road, South Yarra.

North or south? Old-school or new-look? Is yours a Negroni, longneck or pinot noir? Melbourne has a bar for everyone: here are five of the best.

Drink | Michael Harry | Sun Feb 07 18:30:20 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Three wines to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 06 23:45:00 EST 2016

Melbourne cafes ban customers ordering coffee while on their mobile phone

Craig Pearce and Jessie Familetti at the counter.

Melbourne's coffee queues are the new frontline in etiquette school, with some cafes banning customers from ordering their caffeine hit while using their mobile phone.

Drink | Suzanne Carbone | Fri Feb 05 08:40:20 EST 2016

Scotch whisky 101

The golden nectar.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Scotch whisky but were afraid to ask.

Drink | Callan Boys | Wed Feb 03 09:33:11 EST 2016

Non-alcoholic options on the rise in our top restaurants

The flavours of raspberry and juniper give the Courtside Cooler its unique flavour.

Restaurants and bars in Australia are coming to the (booze-free) party with smart and sophisticated alcohol-free offerings well matched to food.

Drink | Lee Tran Lam and Fred Siggins | Tue Feb 02 12:03:00 EST 2016

Bar Hop: Monkey King, Melbourne, won't win any awards but it's a fun pit stop

The Rose Tea Tom Collins served at Monkey King.

CBD bar Monkey King is functional, populist fun, designed for city hordes.

Drink | Michael Harry | Tue Feb 02 09:15:00 EST 2016

Where to find the best non-alcoholic drinks in Melbourne and Sydney

El Verde

The best non-alcoholic drinks can be found at these 10 restaurants and bars in Melbourne and Sydney.

Drink | Lee Tran Lam and Fred Siggins | Tue Feb 02 00:15:00 EST 2016