Rachel Olding

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Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Australian beer consumption plummets to 70-year lows

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Australia's reputation as a nation of singlet-wearing beer guzzlers has gone up in froth – beer consumption has fallen to levels not seen since the post-war "six o'clock swill".

Drink | Rachel Olding | Fri Apr 04 17:42:40 EST 2014

Little spots for a drop of liquor


He used to rattle the cocktail shakers at Melbourne's most prestigious cocktail bar Black Pearl but Tim Philips has a shock statement to make.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Small bars add twist to city cocktail

Kingston Public Bar and Dining

It was a good vintage for the Mornington Peninsula chardonnay but an even better one for the people drinking it.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Sat Jan 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sydney's hottest new bars


Rachel Olding's picks of the city's newest bars. They'll have you hot-footing this summer from Cronulla to Palm Beach via Bondi, Neutral Bay and the seedy belly of the inner west.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Dec 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

The Hunter

Mosman Mojito

It's good to see the small-bar love spreading further along Military Road from Cremorne and Neutral Bay into the heart of Mosman village.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Wed Aug 21 09:42:55 EST 2013

The Courtyard Bar


There's mutton dressed up as lamb and then there's a booty club dressed up as a boutique bar.

Drink,Food News | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: The Old Growler

The Old Growler on William Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

The Old Growler is certainly an old gambler. What a spot he's picked.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: Black Penny

Black Penny bar in Surry Hills.

Cheers! A friendly, little corner bar nails the Surry Hills vibe.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: Bulletin Place

The Bulletin Bar at Circular Quay, Sydney.

Some excellent bars have sprung up in Circular Quay recently.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Mar 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar hop: Brklyn

Bryklyn - Basement bar at the Sugar Lounge, Manly.

A late-night venue where the vibe is just right.

Drink | Rachel Olding | Mon Feb 11 23:59:51 EST 2013

The craze for artisan-made alcohol

A Mezcal based cocktail.

He has laid his hands on every obscure ingredient from spicy cod roe harvested off the Tokyo coastline to vinegar made with New York apples, but it's lemon, pickles, salt and rye whiskey that's...

Drink | Rachel Olding | Tue Nov 27 03:00:00 EST 2012