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Chivas Regal unveil $4576 bottle of whisky worth $131 per sip

On its way to Australia: Chivas Regal's new whisky blend, The Icon, on the Dubai skyline.

After its big reveal in Dubai, this decadent drop will soon be on its way to Australia.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Fri Jul 03 09:31:38 EST 2015

Quaffers: Has craft beer had its day?

Chris Shanahan reviews South East Brewing Behemoth Black Ale and St Louis Kriek Lambic.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 30 23:00:00 EST 2015

Cup o' glow: meet the wellness latte

The $8 golden latte served at Serotonin Dealer in Melbourne.

Swap your caffeine kick for a healthy buzz. Superfood lattes are the hot new drink for the wellness set.

Drink | Katie Falkiner | Tue Jun 30 16:43:50 EST 2015

Why can't I keep my bottle of wine on my table?

Is there really an issue with leaving a bottle of wine on the table?

A restaurant won't allow customers to keep an open bottle of wine on their table. What's going on?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Jun 30 08:15:00 EST 2015

Tulloch Wines back in cracking form

Tulloch Wines has been reborn.

A family touch has put things back on track at the reborn company.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wineries turning up the heat on tourism ventures

Beyond the bottle: Fly-fishing is on the wine list at Josef Chromy Wines in Tasmania.

Ambitious wineries are ramping up tasting session add-ons and revamping their cellar doors.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Sampling Australian-grown coffee

Despite being a nation of coffee-drinkers, Australia grows only a small amount of coffee.

Most of the small crop of coffee grown in Australia comes from the Atherton tablelands, west of Cairns.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan: Top drops for under $15

There's much to like about these three wines which all retail for no more than $15.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, June 24

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ross Hill Pinnacle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Judas the Dark seduces, but Full Metal Anorak thrills

Judas the Dark gives a timeless villain an Aussie twist, while BrewCult intrigues with its a dark-brown IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Poor Toms Gin: Canberrans Griffin Blumer, Jesse Kennedy start Sydney distillery

A bottle of Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin.

It started with two Canberra lads and a mutual love of gin. Now Jesse Kennedy and Griffin Blumer have turned that love into a crowdfunded microdistillery - Poor Toms Gin.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jun 23 16:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wolf Blass Original Collection McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013 $20

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 15:04:58 EST 2015

Top five specialty coffee spots in Sydney

Edition Coffee Roasters

You don't have to look far for great, full-bodied coffee in Sydney. Here are some standouts.

Drink | Myffy Rigby | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Torbreck Barossa Valley Cuvee Juveniles 2013 $25

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

How much sugar is in your favourite cocktail?

A few cocktails can have the same amount of sugar as a packet of Tim Tams. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Each time you hit the town for a couple of cocktails you could be consuming a Tim Tam packet's worth of sugar.

Drink | Callan Boys | Thu Jun 18 16:07:24 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews a top selection of Canberra and district wines

Chris Shanahan reviews a range of wines from Canberra and surrounding districts.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Australian International Beer Awards lure record crowd

Thatchers Gold English Cider and Badlands Darkness Porter are among the best.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine lists at Sydney and Melbourne restaurants among world's best

Australian restaurants have a lot to toast about after being showered with tributes in the annual "World's best wine lists" awards.

Drink | Loren Smith | Tue Jun 16 16:44:24 EST 2015

Where have all the cappuccinos gone?

Is the 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, 1/3 foam ratio on the way out?

Is the 'frothy bubble bath' of yesteryear destined for extinction?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 16 00:45:00 EST 2015

Wine in the movies: Raising a glass to the big screen

Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant check out the cellar in 'Notorious'.

Wine has played a role in movies great and small.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 16 00:00:00 EST 2015