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Raise a martini to Melbourne’s Caretaker’s Cottage for its inclusion in the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2023.

Two Australian bars named in World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2023

Bars in Sydney and Melbourne have been awarded number 15 and number 23 in the prestigious list announced at a ceremony in Singapore

  • Andrea McGinniss

From the vineyard to bottle: How location - or terroir - affects the taste of wine

Influencing factors include sunshine, temperature, rainfall, humidity, latitude and altitude, aspect, slope and soil fertility.

  • Huon Hooke
There’s a lot more to America’s dining scene than fast food.

From fast food to bad coffee: Our 10 biggest misconceptions about the US

No other country on Earth is as universally known, and misunderstood. Don’t believe everything you hear.

  • Craig Tansley
There are two bars and 30 taps at Bridge Road Brewers, Brunswick East

Cheers to the weekend: Four new and improved craft breweries to slake your thirst

With the mercury rising, here are some fresh places to knock the top off a frothy.

  • Dani Valent
Mali Bakes’ new hole-in-the-wall in Fitzroy.

Eat cake and carry on at Melbourne’s 40 best cafes of 2023

Cavernous or cosy, hole-in-the-wall or hybrid wine bar, the best cafes are reliable, welcoming and always cheery.

  • Larissa Dubecki and Dani Valent

Why some winemakers think filtering removes the ‘goodness’ of the wine

Unfiltered white wines may appear cloudy, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worse than a clear wine.

  • Huon Hooke
Genovese Coffee House in Alexandria.

Coffee, tea, onigiri? The Sydney cafe isn’t what it used to be (plus 20 that are acing it right now)

Just about anything can identify as a cafe these days, from a bakery with two stools to an art gallery or a showcase for heritage and invention.

  • Jill Dupleix
Sweets such as fennel, yoghurt, mandarin cake prove the adage “you eat with your eyes first”.

Eat cake and carry on at 20 of Sydney’s best cafes for 2023

Cafes have evolved from a place to grab a caffeine hit to a home away from home, a meeting room or an off-site kitchen. Here are some of this year’s best.

  • Jill Dupleix and Bianca Hrovat
Column 8 granny dinkus

The Moose still walks among us

Football season is open season on grammar.

Nespresso Oceania’s new managing director Stefan Vermeulen.

‘A lot of trends start here’: Nespresso wants to win the cost of living war in Australia

Nespresso’s new Oceania managing director Stefan Vermeulen is focused on protecting the coffee pod maker’s premium brand and spruiking its sustainability credentials.

  • Jessica Yun

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