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Melbourne's coffee prices fastest growing in the country


The cost of a cup of coffee has increased at a faster rate in Melbourne than in any other city, according to a nationwide survey of cafes.

Drink | Beau Donelly | Thu Apr 24 12:51:35 EST 2014

Sales of 'accessible' rose wine soar in France

Sales of rose wine - once the object of contempt from connoisseurs who winced at the southern habit of drinking it with ice - have tripled in France in a decade.

Drink | David Chazan, Paris | Wed Apr 23 10:27:40 EST 2014

Prosecco purists baulk at Paris

Heart-quake: Paris Hilton poses with a can of prosecco.

Whether you agree with the Italians in their campaign to stop the world from appropriating the name prosecco, you would have to agree they have balls and sympathise with them after Paris Hilton was...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to drink coffee like an Italian

Sbriga Espresso Bar.

You don't need an Alitalia ticket to drink coffee Italian-style. Here's a guide.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Malbec grape has magical allure

Young vines grow in the Uco Valley in Argentina.  There are 87 owners of plots that range from 3 to 18 acres.

When fully ripe, malbec can be utterly delicious: dark-coloured, full-bodied, well-structured and powerful.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five to try: Imperial Russian Stout

Mornington Peninsula Russian stout.

There's something about Imperial Russian Stout that gets brewers excited. Here are five to try.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

The perfect long black

Long black

It's possible that no brew is as misunderstood as the long black.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Can you ever take a cleanskin to a dinner party?


There are perfectly drinkable cleanskins out there. But should you take them to a dinner party? Our wine agony aunt tackles your questions.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ming-era wine cup sells for record $39m

Tiny white cup decorated with poultry breaks the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain.

Drink | | Wed Apr 09 10:00:23 EST 2014

The good-health drink

Lucianne Attard and Jovan Pejic, owners of The Fix: Cold Pressed Juices.

Following a cancer diagnosis, Jovan Pejic turned to juice. Now he hopes to share the bounty, writes Jil Hogan.

Drink,Food News | Jil Hogan | Wed Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Designer brew jump

The US craft beer market continued its meteoric rise in 2013.

Drink | | Wed Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Braida winery synonymous with barbera grape

Barbera grapes at Piedmontese winery Giacomo Bologna 'Braida'. For Huon Hooke story for Good Living

Norbert Reinisch used to be a doctor but he ''changed from the curative side of medicine to the preventive'' when he joined the wine business.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr sippy: A very arak Easter

Those of us who like to theme their drinking according to celebration find Easter a little problematic.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Apr 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Shift to cider bears fruit for Goulburn Valley apple growers

Australian orchardists are diversifying and producing beverages such as alcoholic cider, fruit wines and fruit juices.

Drink | Darren Gray | Sat Apr 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australian beer consumption plummets to 70-year lows

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Australia's reputation as a nation of singlet-wearing beer guzzlers has gone up in froth – beer consumption has fallen to levels not seen since the post-war "six o'clock swill".

Drink | Rachel Olding | Fri Apr 04 17:42:40 EST 2014

Four ways to classify muscat

Glasses on barrel

Rutherglen's winemakers have a unique system of classifying muscat and topaque (muscadelle).

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Apr 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Nespresso pops a cap


Nespresso has fired a shot across the bows of the specialty coffee movement.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Temperature rise could hit coffee drinkers in hip pocket


The latte sippers of the inner city may not be the communities most threatened by climate change, but the latest UN scientific assessment of global warming's impacts suggests they will not go...

Drink | Tom Arup, Stephanie Wood | Mon Mar 31 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australia's Four Pillars Gin wins gold at international competition

Gin and tonic.

A new Victorian distillery has won a double gold medal at this year's prestigious San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

Drink | Annabel Smith | Thu Mar 27 09:18:10 EST 2014

Australians drinking more champagne while the French drink less

French champagne.

Australia is the sixth largest importer of champagne in the world.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Mar 26 11:38:30 EST 2014