There are many on the market these days, so which milk is best for you?
Wellington's coffee is rated among the best in the world.
Italians aren't above criticism (Berlusconi, anyone?), but when it comes to drinking they lead a blameless existence.
Flat white? Solid. Cappuccino? You don't like coffee. Piccolo latte? You're a bit of a tool.
Footy legend Zinzan Brooke has helped brew a beer with a UK-based brewery for this year's Six Nations.
One of NZ's best craft beers is set to go global.
Is popping a few in to chill your Chardonnay all good or just a bit too bogan?
What you taste is about far more than what's in the glass, a sensory expert claims.
Think craft beer fever has gone too far? Then you'll 'lol' at this.
It's to be sipped while eating soured sheep testicles, but environmentalists aren't happy.
The reds that are a summer wine ... and more on a worldwide wine crime.
Looking for that special Christmas drop? Here are the top tipples if you fancy some champagne and port.
Have a grape-lover in the family? Well get them a gorgeous Christmas gift without breaking the bank
Filter brewing is a bit of a cult, and like all cults it has its fetish objects.
These beautiful drops start from only $18 (and one, in an oddly delicious way, 'delivers a kick of kerosene').
We talk to the master of blending fruits on why and how we should imbibe liquid vitamins.
The clue to a coffee is in its crema - so what should you be looking for?
Why are some wines astronomically expensive compared to cheapies? We don't see that with craft beers ...
With an alcohol level of 67.5 per cent, this is one beer you don't want to knock back too quickly.
This little-known grape produces quality dry and sweet white wines ...
Alcohol isn't the only demon drink; that smoothie is giving you the evil eye, too. Beware!
Coffee is good for you in so many ways - but you do need to mitigate the ways in which it can be bad.
What's the best way to open a non-screw-cap bottle of wine? Wine knife or corkscrew? What kind?
You are what you drink - so are you a siphon man or a capsule sister?
OPINION: Nothing makes me feel like more of an idiot than a conversation with a 'wine waiter'.
What does trendy brand Garage Project have in common with many of America's largest craft brewers?
Supermodels swear by them, office drones queue for them - here's how to make a green smoothie.
What's the trick to catching a bartender's attention? Clicking your fingers? Researchers think they have the key.
Drinking and eating at a pub is a British pastime, here's 10 of the best in London.
OPINION: Real cider is 'an alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice' - some imitators are just pricey RTDs.
Some of Michelle Obama's claims about drinking water are being questioned.
Is one bad beer enough to make you sick? Sadly, the answer is yes, reckons Michael Donaldson.
Wellington brewer Yeastie Boys is five years old and it's as big and bad as ever, reckons Michael Donaldson.
Some restaurant wine lists feature bottles so pricey you'd need a second mortgage to drink them. Who does?
Beer and pies do match - despite what Tui's latest billboard would have you believe.
A Central Otago pinot noir has taken top honours at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards in Blenheim.
Coca-Cola and other big brands claim their 'secret recipes' have been unchanged for decades. Why?
How you drink is just as important as what you drink, writes Michael Donaldson.
This smoothie is more dessert than healthy snack but you can still have it for brekkie, unless you add white rum...
OPINION: After making missteps, is publicly-listed craft brewer Moa headed for extinction?
New Zealand's finest brews are touted in a new book, finding a place among the world's best.
Beer-loving Sarah Harvey jumps at the chance to craft her own brew.
There are some special concoctions brewing for the capital's beer fest. Michael Donaldson explains.
How to impress with the wine as well as the food at your next soirée.
An internet call to action was answered by many like-minded beer enthusiasts and an appreciation society is born.
Everything you need to know about French wine in one handy alphabetical list.
This drink is instant central heating when you've come in from the cold.
MICHAEL DONALDSON'S PINT OF VIEW - © Fairfax NZ NewsA taste of home hops in Ireland tickles a thirsty traveller's tastebuds.
All you need to know about the newest Emerson craft beers.
Their art requires a fine palate, a strong grasp of numbers and sometimes, well, sampling 15 vinos before breakfast.
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