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Chris Shanahan's wine reviews including Bremerton Special Release Langhorne Creek Mourvedre

A mourvedre gem for $24, a full-bore pinot grigio and a richly flavoured tempranillo.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Sep 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Melbourne's drinking trends of 2015

Heartbreaker Bar in Melbourne.

This year's drinking trends are proving that we can have nice things and good times.

Drink | Gemima Cody | Thu Sep 24 12:50:12 EST 2015

Quaffers: Will Anheuser-Busch InBev merger build world's biggest brewer?

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Brews news and reviews of 4 Pines Oaked Baltic Porter and Bright Brewery Staircase Porter.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Sep 23 15:11:35 EST 2015

Brisbane's The Gresham wins nation's best bar award

The Gresham, winner of the Australian Bartender Magazine Bar of the Year award in 2015.

A Brisbane CBD venue boasting more than 200 whiskies has picked up the gong for the Bar of the Year.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Wed Sep 23 14:07:15 EST 2015

Quaffers: Anthony Albanese and the launch of the 'Albo bender'

Brews news, and reviews of Willie the Boatman Brewery Albo Corn Ale and Bright Brewery Fainters Dubbel.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Freeman Nebbiolo 2013 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of week is a fruity and robust Freeman Nebbiolo 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Baristas help design almond and soy milk that won't split

 An almond milk latte at Patch cafe.

It's the coffee issue that has plagued baristas the world over – how to make a soy or almond milk latte without having the milk split and curdle into an unpalatable mess.

Drink | Mark Hawthorne | Mon Sep 21 06:38:35 EST 2015

Top drops: Chris Shanahan reviews wines by Angove, Xanadu and Mount Langi Ghiran

Chris Shanahan finds a good value riesling, high quality cabernet sauvignon and good drinking shiraz.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Sep 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Martyn Cornell's Strange Tales of Ale and reviews of two Bright Brewery beers

Brews news, and reviews of Bright Brewery's Smoko Rauchbier and Alpine Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2015 earns five-star rating

Wine of the week is Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

How much coffee is too much?

How many coffees do you have a day?

Are you up to number three already? What is a reasonable number of coffees per day?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 15 10:00:00 EST 2015

Frank Green reusable takeaway smart cup is coming to a Melbourne cafe near you

Takeaway coffee.

A clever chip is the key to this reusable takeaway cup.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 15 08:44:00 EST 2015

Drinks trends: Cocktail makers look to garden for fresh and seasonal ingredients

Spring fling: Give a classic mojito (pictured) a twist with some strawberry and Thai basil.

Australia's top cocktail makers are now growing their own ingredients.

Drink | Fred Siggins | Tue Sep 15 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews: Byrne and Co shiraz, Crozes-Hermitage Guigal and Paringa chardonnay

Chris Shanahan samples some great value wines.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Sep 12 23:45:00 EST 2015

Anthony Albanese corn ale beer launched in Canberra

Anthony Albanese holding a bottle of the beer that was named after him.

The Boatman's Albo Corn Ale Beer is a real "albo-bender", as they say.

Drink | Alexandra Back | Wed Sep 09 13:22:06 EST 2015

The world's best wine from the 1970s is ... Penfolds Grange

Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1971.

The vintage Max Schubert declared his greatest triumph voted one of the all-time greats.

Drink | Mark Hawthorne | Wed Sep 09 11:13:32 EST 2015

'Live' kombucha tea falls foul of Victoria's soft drink alcohol limit

It's adored by hipsters and health nuts, but now regulators are cracking down on kombucha.

Drink | Patrick Hatch | Wed Sep 09 08:54:10 EST 2015

Phil Sexton tribute ale by Stone and Wood is a five-star winner

Brew news, and reviews of Stone and Wood Forefathers Phil Sexton English Brown Ale and Lobethal Bierhaus Bohemian Pilsner.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 08 23:45:00 EST 2015

Six top tempranillos: Mount Majura's 2014 helps lead the variety's charge in Australia

Chris Shanahan reviews a snapshot of Australian tempranillo being promoted by a group of winemakers under a "tempra neo" banner that includes the ACT's Mount Majura Vineyard.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 08 23:45:00 EST 2015

Nescafé Cafe Menu recipe change brews social media outrage

Nescafe's Cafe Menu range.

Nescafé blocks angry customers from its Facebook page after being inundated with complaints about the new taste of its popular coffee sachets.

Drink | Patrick Hatch | Tue Sep 08 13:44:56 EST 2015