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A 'hidden' Grange that's top of the range

1959 Penfolds Grange

MARK HAWTHORNE If Barry O'Farrell's lost bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange ever turns up, it could be worth a lot more than $3000.

Booze Hound

What on earth is Falernum?

 

Simon McGoram Shelve the lightweight summer sippers and reach for something with more substance.

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Take a sip on the wild side

 

Simon McGoram The road less travelled can be more rewarding than a new breed of 'smooth' spirits.

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Four Pillars Gin grabs spirits award

 

STEVE COLQUHOUN Melbourne gin start-up grabs double gold in world's biggest spirits competition.

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Tassie whisky named world's best single malt

Sullivan's Cove French Oak Cask.

STEVE COLQUHOUN Sullivan's Cove on top of the world after winning coveted world whisky title.

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Here's Penfolds' finest - and it's not Grange

 

HUON HOOKE It's still a megastar drop, but Grange has been topped by a range of "Special Bins"

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Booze Hound

Love a liqueur? You're not alone

 

Simon McGoram They may be 'so last century', but that doesn't mean they're not still a great mixer.

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Siggins wins national cocktail final

Fred Siggins.

STEVE COLQUHOUN Melbourne bartender to represent Australia at global final after Bacardi contest victory.

Booze Hound

So you want to be a top-shelf aficionado?

whisky

Simon McGoram Been coveting high-end spirits but don't know where to start? Time to step up.

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Rewriting the rules on which wine to dine

 

Katarina Kroslakova Neil McGuigan and John Torode are on a mission to free us from the rules.

Booze Hound

What are the most romantic drinks?

 

Simon McGoram Love is in the air today, so how do you put romance in a glass?

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For peat's sake: Scotland in a glass

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Patrick O'Neil A whisky enthusiast embarks on a mission to become a connoisseur.

Business Travel

Qantas sweeps in-flight wine awards

 

STEVE COLQUHOUN It's official, the national carrier serves a pretty decent glass of wine to its premium customers.

Booze Hound

I like a drink, yet I don't punch people

 

Simon McGoram How did you spend Australia Day? A few quiet ones, or on a violent bender?

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Booze Hound

Fair dinkum beaut bevvies

 

Simon McGoram It's that time of year again where Southern Cross-decorated stubby holders get their time in the sun. It's the Australia Day long weekend and whilst I'll be enjoying a brew or two myself with my ...

Mad Men drives the young to drink

Don Draper from Mad Men

Liz Tay Whisky sales to under-35s skyrocketing on back of period TV series' popularity.

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Drinking through the nose

 

Jeremy Loadman What you taste is about far more than what's in the glass, a sensory expert claims.

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What is Australia's national drink?

 

STEVE COLQUHOUN Which iconic tipple should you be raising in a toast to national pride?

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Raising a glass (or two) to Christmas

 

Simon McGoram It's a time of family, tradition, gifts ... and drinking. What glass will you raise?

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Christmas gift guide: top drops

 

Premium spirits or special bubbles are great fall-backs when you don't know what to buy.

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How to choose from a wine list

Sam de Brito discovers that stopping to smell the roses when ordering from a wine list may be the way to go.

Rare vintages see light of day

Wine collectors had a unique chance to sample their vintage Penfolds wines after decades in the cellar.

Wine's international supermodels

Meet the 'supermodels' of wine, some in excess of $1,000 per bottle, and learn what country produces the best of what vino.

Our wine regions' best

Which Australian regions produce the best types of wine?

What makes a great vintage?

What are some of the secrets behind a great vintage?

The secret language of grapes

Claiming wine tastes like pepper or butter may not be snobbery but science.

Wine and food? Break the rules

When it comes to food and wine, the first rule to remember is that there are no rules. Pinot and ice cream anyone?

iPhone your wine notes

Boost your wine knowledge - with a bit of help from your iPhone.

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Wine journey

From the grape to the glass, the enjoyment of wine comes after a delicate journey.