Wines and Spirits

Great wine is yet another reason to love Queenstown

Adrenalin rushes aside, New Zealand's Central Otago region has some of the best cool-climate pinot noirs on the planet.

Staff Writers |

How to enjoy wine during your flight (not just drink it)

Altitude does weird things to wine, and picking a great in-flight sip isn’t always straightforward. We're here to help.

Staff Writers |

Travel tales: Guy Grossi on ‘the best city in the world’

The Melbourne-born chef talks Venice, Margaret River, and why the best meals have a postcode.

Chris Ashton |

16 Aussie beer, wine and spirit cellar doors worth a visit

From grapes to grain, these extraordinary cellar doors are a delicious sample of what Australia has to offer.

Chris Ashton |

Six underrated Australian wine regions to put on your radar

Exploring beyond the always-reliable Hunter or Barossa could lead you to a new favourite drop.

Winsor Dobbin |

Hong Kong, Singapore take the lead in Asia’s 50 Best Bars

A Hong Kong favourite has once again taken top billing in the annual bar rankings, but there are some big changes too.

Chris Ashton |

How to drink like a local, wherever you travel

More than expanding horizons, travel brings plenty of opportunity to sample a world of customs, cuisines and drinks.

Staff Writers |

The traveller’s guide to sake, Japan’s national drink

How to drink sake, basic etiquette and why some cost up to $500 a bottle.

Staff Writers |

The best cocktails to enjoy when you’re flying

Next time you scan the inflight cocktail menu, these are the mile high tipples worth setting your sights on.

Chris Ashton |

How to pack wine in your suitcase

We uncork simple yet practical tips on how to safely pack and travel with wine bottles in your checked luggage.

Chris Ashton |

A guide to Japan’s secret wine region, just outside Tokyo

Though not as well known as those from the Rhine Valley or Marlborough, Japanese white wines are winning a lot of fans.

Bloomberg Pursuits |

Tuscany uncorked: Inside the wine region’s renaissance

The tiered hills of Tuscany have many a wine story to tell...

Wine Journey |

Uncovering the real Rioja

There’s more to Spanish Rioja than Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva.

Staff Writers |

Wine Journey brings the world's best wines to your door

Explore new wines or rediscover favourites from unique destinations across Australia and around the world.

Staff Writers |

Seven ways that wine will change in 2021

New types of fizz, a booming region, and... robots?

Elin McCoy |

The man behind the gin craze wants to sell you chili whisky

The creator of Monkey 47 says it’s time to break down barriers in a spirits industry still guided by provenance-dictating rules.

Bloomberg Pursuits |

2010 sparks a surprise for Dom Pérignon

A limited production of bottles goes where no other major house has gone before.

Bloomberg Pursuits |

Why there's much more to European Rose than France alone

Go beyond Provence’s famous bottles to discover Italy’s under-explored pink wines with a diversity of rosatos.

Elin McCoy |