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Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2015

World's 50 Best Bar Awards: Sydney's Baxter Inn and Melbourne's Black Pearl make top 10

Cocktails at Artesian Bar at London's Langham Hotel. The Artesian was voted the World's Best Bar by industry experts in a worldwide survey for Drinks International magazine.

New York and London are still the place to be if you like your drinks delicious, absurdly creative and massively expensive.

Drink | Nick Miller | Fri Oct 09 08:38:05 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Vintner's Daughter Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Vintner's Daughter Riesling 2015 from Murrumbateman.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Your guide to the Penfolds 2015 wine release

Penfolds Grange.

The much-anticipated Penfolds new wine release is upon us. But what to buy? Chris Shanahan offers a bottle-by-bottle guide.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 06 19:59:19 EST 2015

Three Lads wine: Canberra trio launch new label for ACT region


It took two childhood buddies and one experienced winemaker to create Canberra's newest wine label, the eponymous Three Lads.

Drink | Alexandra Back | Tue Oct 06 11:00:00 EST 2015

Is instant coffee the next big thing?

Is instant coffee making a comeback?

You might not need that fancy coffee machine much longer. 'Soluble' coffee is set to make a comeback.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Oct 01 09:00:19 EST 2015

Quaffers: All set for Canberra's Beer Day Out


Tickets are out for Beer Day Out and reviews of 4 Pines West Coast Red Rye IPA and Bright Brewery Hellfire Amber Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Sep 30 14:32:59 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Vickery Watervale Riesling 2015 is wine of the week


Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Vickery Watervale Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Mugshot: Glass half full moments

Awkward cafe moments: The latte in a glass conundrum.

Awkward cafe moment #27, the latest in a series: a customer of a certain age at an inner-north warehouse cafe has poured her caffe latte, served in a cappuccino-style tulip cup, into a water glass,...

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 29 17:08:00 EST 2015

Clonakilla the big winner at Canberra Wine Show 2015

Clonakilla put shiraz viognier on the map for Canberra but that wasn't the wine that brought home four trophies at this year's Canberra and Region Wine Show.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Sun Sep 27 18:42:07 EST 2015

Australia and New Zealand culinary war in new front over flat white inventor

Flat white coffee.

Alan Preston claims his Sydney cafe's role in naming and popularising beverage is being airbrushed from history by a New Zealander.

Drink | James Robertson | Sun Sep 27 00:15:00 EST 2015

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?


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