Feb 17, 201412 Comments
The rising heat is roasting our reds and pushing the alcohol content higher. So is adding water to wine -- currently banned -- the answer? Wine writer Philip White makes the case at In Daily.
Jan 13, 20141 Comment
Did you know it's the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography? And that's not all you've got to look forward to in 2014, reports Crikey intern Broede Carmody.
Cathy AlexanderJan 7, 201425 Comments
The government wants to charge a Greenpeace protester for helping him -- which might not be such a bad idea, given the high cost of consular services. But politics can decide who gets a bill.
Dec 2, 20135 Comments
McDonald's has a new website where it will answer questions from the public. Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton fact-checks some of the answers ... and finds Macca's may be somewhat selective in its information.
Plane TalkingJul 31, 2013
Air Austral looks set to abandon plans for large-capacity planes flying between France and Noumea. The airline's idea was ahead of its time, writes Ben Sandilands.
Myriam RobinJul 19, 20132 Comments
Lonely Planet will make more cuts -- up to 100 jobs could go -- as it transitions painfully to a digital future. While more people are travelling, fewer are buying guidebooks.
Jul 11, 201320 Comments
Foodies have the power to make and break restaurants with online reviews. But can you believe everything you read? Legal affairs reporter Kate Gibbs reports on the fraud cruelling some diners.
Jul 10, 20134 Comments
Simon Crean is heading to Europe on a taxpayer-funded "study" jaunt which may include cooking lessons. Crikey intern Fergus Hunter looks at the rules on MP travel and picks out some highlights.
Crikey InternJun 24, 20132 Comments
The Health Minister has approved a new five-star rating system to delineate the nutritional value of food. Crikey intern Joanna Robin chews over the new scheme.