Some of us are more frugal in our drinking endeavours, but pricing has an undeniable effect on the way we interpret quality.
Meet the glass that allows you to chug sparkling wine with all the speed and elegance of a student party.
I know Epic Armageddon is good but even I was surprised to see last week it won its third "best IPA".
With new beers released every other day, we sometimes forget about more common brews.
The big brewer's win is being questioned by some, but the process is transparent.
You might not need that fancy coffee machine much longer, instant coffee is set to make a comeback.
The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board may move to extend its ban on sugary drinks, the board's principal dental officer says.
Sauvignon blanc producers from around the world will gather in Marlborough next year for the inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.
Gordon Ramsay is risking upsetting the French by serving English wines in Bordeaux.
Ever wondered how astronauts get their caffeine? Well, now we know.
You can hate coffee, oysters, or Coldplay, but you cannot hate chardonnay.
Riesling is often considered unfashionable - but that could be about to change.
Craft brewer Moa releases beer that began brewing during the celebrations when the All Blacks last lifted the Webb Ellis trophy.
Who really invented the milky coffee? A Wellington barista says it was the Kiwis, but an Australian cafe now claims otherwise.
French explorer Dumont d'Urville had a few claims to fame, not least penning NZ's first wine review. Pity it's been mistranslated for so long.
Waikato blueberries in Hamilton beer has proved to be a winning combination for Good George brewery.
Wine expert Bob Campbell had never given a wine a perfect score - until now.
Moving on from a stink past.
Let that wine breathe, we say. Here are three reasons why.
Proposed beer mega-merger could give a single company control over a third of the world's beer.
OPINION: With the 2015 champion about to be crowned, we look at the past seven previous winners.
Once they were everywhere. Now milk cartons are disappearing fast.
Those who dismiss English-style ales as 'warm and flat' are missing the point.
A first-class cocktail is inspired by a book on marriage advice.
The latest top-shelf releases from the acclaimed 2013 vintage are astonishingly good, especially the syrahs.
For British-born brew team Bellend Brewing, second time's a charm.
Few people associate smoky flavours with beer, but a small proportion of smoked malt can add great interest and complexity.
Ray Letoa has shaken and stirred his way to the top of a Wellington cocktail competition.
A new Kiwi brew is discovered, via the US.