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Best for BYO: Huon Hooke's top picks

Lamb at Bistrode.

Diners love BYO restaurants. Some friends of mine think it's rude to bring your own wine to a restaurant that has a wine list. Well no: some wine lists are pathetic.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australian brewer heads to AmericanCAN

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Canned beer advocate, Dave Ward, is taking beers from the Australian Brewery, Sydney, to AmericanCAN.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon May 19 15:30:55 EST 2014

Tea-flavoured vodka nets Sydney student top spirit awards

Longleaf

A Sydney MBA student has scored international awards with his Longleaf vodka.

Drink | Jacqui Taffel | Mon May 19 10:24:26 EST 2014

How to match beer with food (and where to learn about it)

Beer and food.

Discover all you need to know about beer and food pairing.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Sun May 18 04:35:30 EST 2014

Five of a kind: new craft beer venues

Two Row Bar on Smith Street, Fitzroy.

30-litre kegs of rare brews rotate weekly, sometimes daily at Two Row Bar in Fitzroy.

Drink | Review by Chris Canty | Sat May 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Endeavour Growers Bright Ale: Beer by the bucket

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Endeavour Growers Bright Ale recently rated third in the English summer ale class at the World Beer Cup.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu May 15 11:43:26 EST 2014

A toast to Good Beer Week

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There is lots to cheer about with Good Beer Week kicking off on May 17.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Perger vs the world

Irish coffee

Melbourne's Matt Perger hopes his Irish coffee wins the world title this weekend.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mornington Peninsula goes minimalist

Mike Aylward

"Effortless" is a word I find myself using more and more when describing beautiful wines. On the contrary, I find myself using its opposite "a try-hard wine" less often, which is a good thing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Cheapskate's wine guide

wine

Get the lowdown on casks and cleanskins, plus 20 bargain bottles for under $15.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

How to choose wine for your child's 21st

Red wine

Ignore what you fondly imagine your carefully reared child might fancy 20 years from now; the answer is all too likely to be fruit-flavoured vodka slushies.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon May 12 23:12:45 EST 2014

All eyes on the beers of the year

Results of the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards will be announced in Melbourne on May 22.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Seals of approval: best way to keep opened wine fresh

Wine bottles.

Seeing the bottle half empty? A taste test of wine-saving options reveals the best way to see it half full.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue May 06 13:12:00 EST 2014

South Australian Riverland is big, bold and mind-boggling

We drove around the Berri Estates winery in a bus, not just because it was raining, but because it's so big.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Innovator created a little magic

Winemaker Jack Mann.

A cabernet sauvignon series continues its tradition of honouring a great achiever.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Mr Sippy: Ain't nothing like a Dane

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Expand your international liquor vocabulary with the "Eurovision Drinking Game''.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why does wine taste worse up in the air?

Glass of champagne.

Snobbery doesn't stop Cathy Gowdie from stashing a spare miniature bottle or three in her seat pocket.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Five of a kind: Cider

Matt and Ruth Gallace began by blending fruit from the family farm to make Cheeky Rascal.

Drink | Review by Mary O'brien | Sat May 03 03:00:00 EST 2014

The 2009 Penfolds Grange: the critics' verdict

Penfolds 2009 Grange

The latest Grange vintage has hit the shelves. How does it stack up compared to previous years; and is it worth the $785 a bottle price tag?

Drink | | Wed Apr 30 18:02:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Roasts put to the test

Coffee

The Australian International Coffee Awards gives awards for coffee roasting excellence.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 29 03:00:00 EST 2014