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How to make a latte

How to make the perfect latte.

Craig Simon is a two-time Australian Barista Champion (2014 and 2012) and the head of Research, Development and Innovation Veneziano Coffee Roasters in Melbourne.

Drink | Jane Holroyd | Mon May 02 06:06:00 EST 2016

Top places for a craft beer

After an artisan brew? Head to these great Sydney drinking holes.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Apr 26 00:00:00 EST 2016

The Wine Crowd to launch in Canberra

Scott Jetson and James Sharp, the duo behind The Wine Crowd. 

Photo: Jil Hogan

The Canberra wine scene continues to grow in bounds, and new local company The Wine Crowd hopes to boost it even more.

Drink | Jil Hogan | Fri Apr 22 10:04:26 EST 2016

Iconic Melbourne cafe Marios turns 30

The Marios at the 10-year anniversary in 1996.

Brunswick Street cafe which famously earned the ire of comedian Jerry Sienfeld, marks it's 30th birthday this month. Waiter Massimo Di Sora has been a fixture for much of that time

Drink | Chris Johnston | Mon Apr 18 07:15:09 EST 2016

Wine reviews

A detailed look at three great wines.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 16 23:45:00 EST 2016

'A Currant Affair': There's a new Canberra beer named after Tracy Grimshaw

Kevin Hingston, Frazer Brown and Alan Ball with their new brew.

Two Canberra brewers have found unusual inspiration for their newest beer.

Drink | Katie Burgess | Thu Apr 14 11:43:03 EST 2016

Canberra's wine harvest vintage report 2016

Canberra vignerons rarely see two consecutive high-quantity, high-quality vintages as they have in 2015 and 2016.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 12 17:41:00 EST 2016

Capital Brewing Co is Canberra's newest craft beer company

A new brewer is coming to town.

A southern California flair is coming to Canberra's craft beer scene.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 12 16:28:38 EST 2016

Victorian whisky Starward strikes gold at Global Spirits Competition

David Vitale of Starward Whisky in Essendon.

Melbourne whisky label Starward is lapping up praise after winning Best Craft Distiller Whiskey at the recent San Francisco Global Spirits Competition for its wine cask matured single malt.

Drink | Peter Barrett | Mon Apr 11 08:59:03 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan reviews wines by Mr Riggs, Mount Majura and Tower Estate

Mr Riggs "The Truant" McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014 is a sturdy, satisfying, drink-now dry red.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 09 23:45:00 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Fullers 1845 Ale; Graf Arco pilsener

Fullers 1845 Ale is a warming cold-weather beer.

Craft brewing numbers swell as wineries decline.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 05 17:55:00 EST 2016

Can you become a wine expert in 24 hours?

Sommelier and patrons at Marque restaurant.

A new handbook promises to make you a wine expert in just 24 hours. Andrew P. Street takes the challenge.

Drink | Andrew P. Street | Tue Apr 05 00:15:00 EST 2016

Learning the (wine) lingo

<i>The 24 Hour Wine Expert</i> by Jancis Robinson.

Among the most useful features of The 24-Hour Wine Expert are Jancis Robinson's no-nonsense, no-jargon guides to wine language.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Apr 05 00:15:00 EST 2016

The Tea Garden subscription service sends tea to your door in Canberra

The Tea Garden sends out monthly or quarterly boxes filled with a variety of blended teas.

A new Canberra-based subscription tea service aims to keep you well stocked for that 3pm cuppa.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Mon Apr 04 18:12:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

We review Tim Adams Clare Valley Semillon 2012, Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013 and West Cape Howe Frankland River Malbec 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 02 23:45:00 EST 2016

Canberra's Cosmorex wins coffee roaster award in Melbourne

An espresso at Cosmorex.

If you are always on the hunt for the best brew, Canberra just found it in the humble suburb of Fyshwick.

Drink | Amanda Copp | Wed Mar 30 16:19:49 EST 2016

Turning Japanese: New bar Suke Suke opening in Civic

Ben Ilic pours a drink inside new Japanese-inspired bar Suke Suke in Civic.

You won't need to go far to get a taste of Tokyo nightlife soon with Japanese-inspired bar Suke Suke opening in Civic.

Drink | Jil Hogan | Tue Mar 29 23:45:00 EST 2016

Fine wines and an Irish whiskey to tempt the palate

A bottle of fine, elegant and subtly aromatic Yarra Valley chardonnay can empty in a flash.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Mar 29 00:00:00 EST 2016

8 things to do and eat during Canberra District Wine Week 2016

The wine harvest festival has had a makeover. Say hello to the Canberra District Wine Week.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Mar 22 17:37:28 EST 2016

Australia's Four Pillars scores world championship gin win ... again

The winning Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin.

Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition is awarded to a spirit that receives a gold medal from every judge in its the class.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Mar 22 17:12:58 EST 2016