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Times are changing in Spain's Rioja wine region

Winemakers in Spain's Rioja aim to change the region's reputation as the home of cheap wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Feb 02 00:15:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

The days of Brown's Hilltops chardonnay are numbered.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 30 23:45:00 EST 2016

Good news for coffee drinkers - caffeine consumption doesn't disturb cardiac rhythm

Drinking coffee might be beneficial to heart health.

Researchers have found that drinking coffee regularly does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.

Drink | Adam Boult | Thu Jan 28 11:05:39 EST 2016

Quaffers: US beer suits reveals paradox

News of the brews and reviews of Brewcult Imperial Milk Stout and 4 Pines Brewing Co India Summer Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan: Canberra link to McWilliams' Appellation Series Syrah 2014

McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Rene Redzepi's Noma serves up Canberra wine - savagnin from Sassafras

Noma chef Rene Redzepi

The lucky diners who scored a seat at Noma in Sydney have been sipping on a Canberra sparkling wine from a new winemaker.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jan 26 17:57:56 EST 2016

Toasting the rise of non-alcoholic options in top restaurants

Good restaurants aren't just about serving booze. Great non-alcoholic options are emerging in fine-dining restaurants around Australia.

Drink | Lee Tran Lam | Tue Jan 26 09:00:00 EST 2016

Good Food Australia Day wine awards 2016

Raise a glass to Australia's winemakers.

As we celebrate all that's good about this great, wide, sunburnt land, let's honour some who have done special service to Australian wine.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

A top shiraz, chardonnay and pinot noir to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 23 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan reviews: Bay of Fires Riesling 2015 is gloriously fresh

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Bay of Fires Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: Why the IPA keg keeps on rolling

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News of the brews, and reviews of 2 Brothers Kung Foo Rice Lager and Prancing Pony Hopwork Orange IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2015 $13–$18

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 16 23:45:00 EST 2016

Aussie brewery makes Kickstarter goal in one day

Black Hops' first brewing experiment, Eggnog Stout, sold out within two hours.

Black Hops Brewing launched a crowdfunding campaign to help kick off their brewery in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast - and it was an immediate success.

Drink | Zoe Hunt | Wed Jan 13 14:40:27 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan: Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014 is great example

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: How America is driving the IPA frenzy in Australia

News of the brews, and reviews of Feral Brewing War Hog American IPA and Pirate Life Imperial IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

Best wines for under $20

Tasting wine

On a tight wine budget and don't speak the lingo? Here are 10 wines to take to dinner party that will make you look as if you know what you're talking about.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 12 09:15:00 EST 2016

A wine for ... fish and chips

fish and chips

Drink | | Fri Jan 08 23:45:00 EST 2016

The top 10 new craft beers for 2016

Doctors Orders Brewing / Bridge Road Brewers, Berliner Weisse four-pack

Following an explosion of new styles, collaboration and experimentation, the Australian craft beer scene has more enticing brews on offer than ever before.

Drink | Joel Beerden | Fri Jan 08 16:17:43 EST 2016

A wine for ... when it's hot: De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco

A wine for ... when it's hot

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Jan 01 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine trends: eight ways the wine world will change in 2016

Global wine trends for 2016.

The impact of climate change and new technologies are on the vinous radar for 2016. Sparkling wine, especially ubiquitous prosecco, will still go strong, but "premiumisation" is coming.

Drink | Elin McCoy | Fri Jan 01 10:26:19 EST 2016