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It's the season for saison beer

Taste of tradition: Costa Nikias from La Sirene makes five kinds of saison beer.

The saison style has been embraced by some of the country's most forward-looking breweries.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Sun Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wine review: Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red McLaren Vale

Some people find the idea of a sparkling red wine strange - but they're missing out.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Nov 21 23:00:00 EST 2014

Lerida Estate wins Chair of Judges award at National Wine Show

Lerida Estate's 2013 shiraz viognier was the only wine from the ACT to take home one of the major awards at the Dan Murphy's National Wine Show.

Drink,Canberra Life,ACT News | Natasha Rudra | Thu Nov 20 23:45:00 EST 2014

Cocktails in the sky: hipsterism reaches new heights

Carry On Cocktail

Every cocktail enthusiast in the world has just been rewarded with the stocking stuffer of the year: the Carry On Cocktail Kit. Here are some recipes to put it to good use.

Drink | Gemima Cody | Wed Nov 19 15:52:47 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews November 19

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews for Food and Wine magazine for November 19.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 18 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Tapping Canberra Beer Week

Organisers of Canberra Beer Week are already planning an even bigger and more varied event next year.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 18 23:45:00 EST 2014

Kyla Kirkpatrick, the Champagne Dame, comes to Canberra

Champagne Dame: Kyla Kirkpatrick conducts courses on champagne history and appreciation.

Former country girl Kyla Kirkpatrick has dedicated her life to the finest fizz, writes Natasha Rudra.

Drink,Canberra Life | Natasha Rudra | Tue Nov 18 23:45:00 EST 2014

Relaxation in a can: the rise of the anti-energy drink

Relaxation drink.

There are drinks that claim to give us energy, improve our health and help us lose weight, and now a growing number of ''functional beverages'' promise to deliver a dose of tranquillity.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Tue Nov 18 14:59:57 EST 2014

Biodynamic wine tasting event Return to Terroir returns to Melbourne


When the world's top biodynamic vignerons meet to exhibit their wines, the event is often limited to invited guests from the trade, but next year's Melbourne tasting will be open to all.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mugshot: Is your barista sexist?


Stop me if you've heard this one before ... A man and a woman walk into a cafe and order a caffe latte and a short black.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

A glimpse into Keith Tulloch's winery in Pokolbin

Wine is a serious matter at Keith Tulloch's Pokolbin winery, which also includes a stylish cellar door and an excellent restaurant.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grange collection on sale for $660,000

Illustration: Simon Bosch.

The most complete collection of Penfolds Grange ever to be retailed is now for sale, and if you have a spare $660,000 (or a house deposit and an understanding spouse), it can be yours.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Wed Nov 12 13:00:10 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews November 12

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food and Wine, The Canberra Times, November 12.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 11 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to make a bottle of vermouth 'americano'

Feel of alchemy: Bryan Martin's Americano uses herbs and spices, flowers and bark.

Make an aromatic botanical-infused bottle of vermouth "Americano".

Drink | Bryan Martin | Tue Nov 11 23:00:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: 'Gypsy' brewers at Sydney Craft Beer Week

Quaffers: Enthusiasts are flocking to Gypsy Brewer Jamboree, revealing a growing passion for craft beers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 11 23:00:00 EST 2014

Road-test: KitchenAid KES 2102 espresso machine

KitchenAid Espresso

Depending on your coffee-making skills, the new KitchenAid KES 2102 can deliver tasty espresso.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

What can wine "legs" tell you about a wine?

Wine legs

After swirling, the wine inside a glass develops rivulets called legs. What do they mean?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Mon Nov 10 10:35:50 EST 2014

Mad Men style appeals to Glenfiddich distiller

Taste over 100 whiskies under one roof at Whisky Live Canberra on Saturday.

The modern generation thinks heritage is cool, so William Grant & Sons is tuning to 1960s style of advertising, writes Stuart Elliot.

Drink | Stuart Elliot | Sun Nov 09 19:25:28 EST 2014

'Hand grenade' potential of beer bottles forces Little Creatures to release saison on tap

The Little Creatures Saison.

The potential for exploding beer bottles means Little Creatures' latest single batch effort will only be available on tap.

Drink | Scott Ellis | Thu Nov 06 17:31:23 EST 2014

Quaffers: Tooheys Old and Kent Old Brown tributes

Two old NSW ales are battling on in the world of lager and can be found on tap.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014