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WA winemaker buys vineyard through crowdfunding

A passionate organic winemaker has bought a vineyard in Margaret River thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Drink | David Prestipino | Thu May 07 11:59:33 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, May 6

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Riesling 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Wig and Pen Velvet Cream stout, Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier

Chris Shanahan samples a creamy smooth stout and a fresh a zesty Bavarian-style wheat beer.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Pot Belly, Belconnen: New owners focus on craft beers, live music, arts

Kym Wojcik, Callum Copeland-Fleet, Lisa Portolan and Joel Baines enjoy a drink in their newly-acquired pub, Pot Belly, Belconnen.

The Pot Belly pub in Belconnen has new owners and a craft beer focus.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Game of Thrones effect: mead makes a comeback

Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones.

The world's oldest beverage is experiencing a resurgence, thanks to the likes of Game of Thrones.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Tue May 05 15:57:06 EST 2015

Marlborough sauvignon blanc still in top form after 30 years

One name continues to stand out amid the growing number of vineyards in New Zealand's sunny Marlborough.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Good Beer Week 2015: Top festival picks

Guiding tours: Costa Nikias from La Sirene brewery.

Here are some highlights from the festival's "Beer 101" program.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun May 03 00:15:00 EST 2015

An experts' guide to Good Beer Week 2015

Australian Hops 101 at the Ombra Salumi Bar during Good Beer Week 2014.

Anyone can become a beer expert by mastering a few basic pointers.

Drink | Daniel Lewis | Sun May 03 00:15:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Wig and Pen's new brews raise the bar in Canberra

Quaffers: Reviews of Wig and Pen's latest offerings Duck a l'Orange and Backnow Extra Special Bitter.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 29

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Turkey Flat Mataro 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Little Wine and Beer Tours - a clever Canberra business idea

Wine pricing varies widely.

A little Canberra business will organise you a wine or beer tour anywhere in Australia.

Drink | Jil Hogan | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Physicist Dr Gordon Troup on the science of brewing the perfect cup of coffee

A flat white coffee being poured at Strauss in Brisbane.

Some people take their coffee so seriously it becomes a science. Eighty-three-year-old Gordon Troup is one of those people. But don't call him a coffee snob. For him, it's purely professional.

Drink | Bridie Smith | Tue Apr 28 12:04:44 EST 2015

How much does a coffee really cost in Australia?

Espresso love: Melbourne's specialty cafes tend to charge between $3.50 and $4 for high-end espressos.

Caffeine fiends beware: The prices might be consistent but the quality isn't.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 28 11:10:23 EST 2015

Sydney small bars with a difference

Vinyl records alongside craft beer at Mojo.

 Records, a cut-throat shave, homewares, retro video games and tailored shirts are just a few of the side orders in Sydney's bars with benefits.

Drink | Amy Cooper | Tue Apr 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

New 'teabag' lets you customise your beer

Hop Theory's beer teabag.

Can a specialised teabag turn an average brew into a craft beer in under four minutes?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 27 15:56:20 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Top drops for April 26

Chris Shanahan's review of three wines for The Canberra Times' Relax magazine.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 22

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers reviews: Yeastie Boys, Burleigh Brewing

Chris Shanahan reviews Yeastie Boys White Noise White Ale and Burleigh Brewing 28 Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Barhop: Archie Rose Distilling Co

Spirit nerds, listen up and reach for your wallets: Archie Rose Distilling Co has Pappy Van Winkle whiskey, its own, house-distilled range of spirits and knockout booze from around the world.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Apr 21 09:00:00 EST 2015

Quick tips: Six steps to becoming a wine expert

You can teach yourself to become a wine expert.

As long as you have a working nose and mouth, you too can become a wine expert.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 20 10:05:35 EST 2015