It’s a question all of us have asked ourselves, usually while standing in a bottle shop feeling overwhelmed by choice. Mike Bennie is here to help with Unwined, his straight-talking column about all things alcoholic (and sometimes, non-alcoholic). Illustrated by Evie Barrow, it’s high on charm and enthusiasm, and low on jargon and assumed knowledge.

Whether you’re shopping for beer, wine or spirits, Bennie has a bottle to suit your mood, budget and occasion. And he knows his stuff – the drinks journalist and presenter co-founded the Drink Easy Awards, Rootstock Sydney and co-owns Sydney’s P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants.