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Bundaberg Blenders Edition named world's best rum

Bundaberg Distilling Company's Blenders Edition was named the world's best rum.

You know the name, but you probably haven't tried the winning drop.

Drink | Steve Colquhoun | Tue Mar 22 16:41:54 EST 2016

Pinot gris is now the hot new white wine

Winemaker Larry Cherubino

Pinot gris is reinventing itself as the white wine of the moment. Here are some of our favourites.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 22 09:00:00 EST 2016

Wine guide: Freeman Altura shiraz has intensity, fine tannins, spice and ripeness


The terrific Freeman Altura Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops 2013 scores 95 and is just $27 a bottle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 22 00:00:00 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Maisel's Dunkel Hefeweissbier; Wychwood Brewery Pile Drive Ale

New season hops.

BentSpoke brewer Richard Watkins received a consignment of hop flowers, and will use them in his beers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Mar 21 16:24:00 EST 2016

Canberra's Hugh Kelly wins Australia Barista Championship 2016

Australia's best barista, Hugh Kelly.

The title of Australia's best barista will stay in Canberra after ONA Coffee's Hugh Kelly claimed the 2016 crown.

Drink | Alexandra Back and Natasha Rudra | Mon Mar 21 14:13:04 EST 2016

Melbourne's Bar Ampere on Russell Place has cosy lane-side al fresco nook

Full portion meals and share plates are available at Bar Ampere. To wash it down, try one of the bar's European wines or Bavarian beers.

Take an al fresco nook and watch Russell Place pass by.

Drink | Erin Munro | Sun Mar 20 00:15:00 EST 2016

Whiskey cocktail recipes for St Patrick's Day

The Souring Inferno whiskey cocktail.

Not a fan of Guinness? That's OK. There are other ways to get your Irish on this St Patrick's Day.

Drink | | Mon Mar 14 09:46:22 EST 2016

High Country Hops Festival celebrates 2016 hop harvest

New season hops.

Beechworth's Bridge Road Brewery is pouring a brew made with freshly picked hops at this year's harvest festival.

Drink | Richard Cornish | Mon Mar 14 09:37:50 EST 2016

Five great (not green) drinks for St Patrick's Day

Slainte: Toast St Patrick's Day with an Irish drop.

Slainte! We look at some smooth, mellow drops to toast St Paddy's Day.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Mar 14 00:00:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Pick of the bunch

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Mar 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

New York's Bluestone Lane hunts Melbourne baristas for Big Apple brewing

Ex-Melbourne resident Nick Stone and business partner Alexandra Knight own Bluestone Lane cafe in New York.

Are Melbourne's baristas the best in the world? Nick Stone certainly thinks so, and he's in town this  week hoping to recruit some crack local coffee people to work at his chain of...

Drink | Matt Holden | Fri Mar 11 17:46:08 EST 2016

Australia is importing a record-breaking amount of champagne

Australian sales of champagne have surged.

Australians have a lot to celebrate - we're buying more bubbly than ever.

Drink | Lee Tran Lam | Thu Mar 10 15:16:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Saltram The Journal Old Vine Shiraz 2010

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 14:37:15 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Rabbit & Spaghetti The Fox Hop & Rye lager; 4 Pines Pale Ale

A lager with a full, malty flavour vies with a rich, sweet ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 12:12:35 EST 2016

Murrumbateman's getting a new brewpub from Graeme Shaw

A glass of beer sits on a table near wooden vats at the Pilsner Urquell brewery, operated by SABMiller Plc, in Plzen, Czech Republic, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Carrying the Czech Beer label requires the use of specific types of Czech-grown barley and hops that give the domestic brew its characteristic bitterness, aroma and drinkability, said Vladimir Balach, the head of the Czech Beer and Malt Association in a 2014 interview. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

A new brewery is coming to Canberra's north.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 11:31:41 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Hahn Ultra, 4 Pines Imperial IPA

Success or not of Lion's decision to cut the alcohol content of three of its beers will ultimately be decided by beer drinkers.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 08 17:20:00 EST 2016

Store your rare vintages at Jim Murphy's new Canberra wine cellaring business

The minimum is one case and there's room for 7000 cases in the cellar.

Got a rare wine or a prized vintage? In Canberra, Robert O'Dea's happy to look after it for you.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Mar 08 14:53:19 EST 2016

How does Noma do Australian coffee?

Noma's barista Sophia Burger.

We've read about Noma's abalone schniztel and edible ants, but how has the world-renowned restaurant - currently popping up in Sydney - interpreted Australia's coffee scene?

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon Mar 07 09:02:02 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Mar 05 23:45:00 EST 2016

Just Open: The Duck's Nuts pub in Dickson

Food and Wine: Ducks Nuts Bar and Grill CBR in Dickson. 29th February 2016. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

A new pub opens in Dickson with a very cheeky name and a ballsy logo.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Thu Mar 03 20:32:31 EST 2016