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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

Chris Shanahan wine reviews

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food and Wine, November 26.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 25 23:45:00 EST 2014

Canberra winemaker Nick O'Leary in vintage form for 2014

He's won a haul of trophies, but Nick O'Leary is proudest of the community's support, writes Natasha Rudra.

Drink,Canberra Life | Natasha Rudra | Tue Nov 25 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Don't miss Great Australian Beer Festival

Great Australian Beer Festival is tipped to offer more than 200 craft beers and ciders, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 25 23:00:00 EST 2014

A look back at Canberra's beer, brewers and bars in 2014

Canberra's embrace of the global craft-beer phenomenon tightened during 2014.

Drink,Canberra Life | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 25 19:18:35 EST 2014

Top 10 new bars in Melbourne 2014

White Oaks Saloon

Melbourne's bar scene never stands still and this has been a bumper year for new boozers. Here are 10 new (or newish) bars that have recently thrown their hat into the ring.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

A guide to sake from five breweries in Honshu, Japan

Sake bars are everywhere these days, but who are the importers behind this growing trend?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 25 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

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

Mugshot: Is your barista sexist?

Baristas.

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

Biodynamic wine tasting event Return to Terroir returns to Melbourne

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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

Can a scientific formula be used to brew the perfect beer?

Two people holding a beer glass beer and cheers

Physicists and amateur beer brewers Scott Brownless and Chad Husko are using their science training to give their ale an edge over other brews.

Drink | Nicky Phillips | Sun Nov 16 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