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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

What we're drinking: Alcohol trends of 2015

Trendy tanks: Winemaker Scott Ireland ferments wine in egg-shaped concrete tanks.

Gin's stocks are rising, beer is waning and shiraz and sauvignon blanc are stronger than ever. Huon Hooke casts an eye over the year's drink trends.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 08 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Wine of the week is Parker Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Joint venture has high hopes for Yenda craft beer range


Rise of Yenda craft beer and reviews of Anchor Brewing Co Liberty Ale and Southern Bay Australian Lager.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to recycle coffee grounds in the garden

Using coffee grounds as garden compost.

The coffee bean delivers more than a caffeine hit in the garden and household.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 01 09:00:00 EST 2015

Are Australians getting sick of beer? Summer peak beer consumption is on the slide

As summer rolls around, Australians naturally drink more beer. But each yearly peak in consumption is on the decline, study finds.

Drink | Esther Han | Mon Aug 31 09:24:03 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Josef   Chromy Tasmanian Cuvee NV $25.50–$30

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Lion adds bite to beer labels

Brews news and reviews of Sunner Kolsch and Cavalier Courage.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Why Penfolds' The Max Schubert Cabernet Shiraz 2012 is worth five stars

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is the Penfolds The Max Schubert Cabernet Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

This week's pick of top Australian wines: a riesling, shiraz and cabernet franc

Angoves Long Row Shiraz 2014, $9-$11.

These three wines will put a smile on your dial without straining your hip pocket.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Aug 24 14:01:21 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014 $18.10-$22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Craft whisky in vogue as Australian distillers prepare to box their first bottles

Across the country, a new breed of local artisan whiskies is in bloom.

Drink | Michael Koziol | Sat Aug 22 00:15:00 EST 2015

Cold brew in a cask? Convenience coffee put to the test

Coffee convenience ... Cold brew in a cask.

Need a coffee on the run and no cafe in sight? Matt Holden road tests the latest in convenience coffee.

Drink | Matt Holden | Thu Aug 20 11:28:39 EST 2015