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Victorian wines shine at 2015 Halliday awards

Winning winemaker and Black Saturday survivor Tom Carson.

Victorian winemaker Tom Carson of Serrat has been awarded for a drop that may have saved his life.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Jul 29 14:05:04 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Why Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay is luscious

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week, Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay 2012, earns five stars.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September

Rising to the challenge: Pact Beer founder Kevin Hingston plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September.

Reviews of Canberra Pact Beer's Mt Tennent Pale Ale and Brickworks Brown Ale..

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to pick a perfect long black

Quality brew: Crema is a sign of a good long black.

It's possible that no brew is so misunderstood as the long black.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

Is Australia better than Burgundy?

The vines of Coldstream Hills Winery in the Yarra Valley.

The New World leads the way in a tasting of the classic Burgundian varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay, opening the door to golden opportunities.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

Women take to whisky as drink of choice

Nant Whisky Bar manager Evelyn Liong says whisky's appeal cuts across gender -

Whisky – once reserved for old men and even older gentlemen's clubs – is finding fresh popularity among females fed up with being patronised with colourful cocktails and...

Drink | Georgina Safe, Marc Moncrief | Mon Jul 27 08:45:23 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: CUB's Lazy Yak targets craft beef market

Chris Shanahan reviews Rye River Brewing Co McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale, and Hawthorn Brewing Co Pilsner.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Leo Buring DWR18 Leonay Watervale Riesling 2014 $33–$40

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 12:04:46 EST 2015

Melbourne's Black Pearl named world's best high-volume cocktail bar at Spirited Awards 2015

A Brunswick Street cocktail bar has taken out an international cocktail industry award in New Orleans.

Drink | Annabel Smith | Tue Jul 21 11:23:27 EST 2015

Last chance to taste $10,000 bottle of whisky in Melbourne

Glenrothes 1968 Single Cask is one of 145 in the world.

For most alcohol aficionados, tasting a $10,000 bottle of whisky is the stuff of dreams.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Jul 20 12:31:25 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan recommends a wine to accompany seafood

A wine for ... seafood

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu Jul 16 09:44:25 EST 2015

A rustic chianti to try and two other great wines

The Corte Carista savoury sangiovese is full of flavour, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 15 13:24:54 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine of the week: Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: 5 stars for Small Acres Cyder's The Cat's Pyjamas 2013

Chris Shanahan reviews of The Cat's Pyjamas, and Pile Driver Classic English Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Warming climate helps ripen Geelong shiraz

Advanced pick: More mature vines and higher average temperatures have brought forward vintage at Scotchmans Hill Winery.

Factors have aligned for grapes in a southern region to be picked a month early.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 14 00:00:00 EST 2015

Three of the best wines

Three great wines for cellaring or drinking right now, reviewed by Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jul 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Is beer better with food than wine?

Cured ham, beer and whiskey at Boilermaker House on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Should you be pairing your steak with craft beer instead of cabernet?

Drink | Sarah Knapton | Thu Jul 09 16:47:01 EST 2015

Rockpool bartenders will help Qantas select the perfect drop

Mixing it up: (from left) Bon Klaus Kuil, Matt Langdon, Neil Perry and Ryan Gavin.

A team of beverage experts from Neil Perry's Rockpool will match lounge and premium cabin food offerings with the right cocktail, spirit, champagne or wine.

Drink | Jamie Freed | Thu Jul 09 12:37:17 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews: Sangreal By Farr is pick of the bunch

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Sangreal By Farr pinot noir, Farr Sangreal vineyard, Bannockburn.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015