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Samantha Payne


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  • Eight Cracking Aussie Wines to Stock Up on for All the Silly Season Festivities You Have Planned

    From reasonably priced rieslings for backyard barbies to impressive biodynamic cabernets for the ideal dad gift.

  • Five Ways to Up Your Wine Knowledge If You Still Can't Tell Your Terroir from Your Tannins

    Use these tips and tricks to learn — and sip — your way to wine success.

  • Six Australian Wine Varieties You Need to Know

    Think you know your pinot grigio from your pinot noir? Brush up on the fundamentals of winemaking (and tasting) with this helpful guide.

  • The Nine Best Canned Cocktails, Coffees and Alcohol-Free Drinks to Take to Your Next Picnic

    Say yes to the can with 80s-inspired wine spritzers, tommy's margaritas and oat milk mochas.

  • Seven Things You Didn't Know About Rose Champagne But Should

    Like, it's the only time winemakers are allowed to blend red and white wines — and it goes surprisingly well with a juicy burger.

  • The Oeno Files: Sometimes You Should Judge a Wine by Its Cover

    Five interesting stories behind the labels.

  • The Oeno Files: Bored of the Bottle? Try Your Wine in a Cask, Can or Box

    These wines taste as exciting as their packaging looks.

  • Five Ways to Finally Start Drinking Sake This Summer

    Drinking sake shouldn't just happen at sushi restaurants — pop it in a spritz or take a pull-tab can to a picnic.

  • Five Deliciously Perfect Wines for Springtime Drinking

    Dust off the credit card, it’s time to spring clean your cellar.

  • Situational Drinking: Five Wines Paired with Five Spring Activities

    Up your wine game this season — know what to bring, where and when.

  • Five Limited-Release Gins to Try

    From shiraz-blended to whiskey barrel-aged.

  • This New Liqueur Turns Superfood Berries Into Spirits

    The berry-filled boozy beverage that's good for you, and for the environment.

  • Five Unusual Wine Pairings That Will Take Your Favourite Fast Food to the Next Level

    Pair your Golden Gaytime with a glass of Chardonnay and your ramen with Rosé.

  • Five Alternative Wine Varieties to Take to Your Next Dinner Party

    Swap your regular bottle for some Mencia, Pétillant-Naturel or Zinfandel.

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