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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

Welcome to Clonakilla's brand new cellar door outside Canberra

Clonakilla's chief winemaker Tim Kirk with shiraz viognier.

Clonakilla opens a brand new wine tasting room and complex.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Thu Mar 03 18:18:40 EST 2016

Four of a kind: Sydney craft beer events in March 2016

Silvereye Dining Room

If you like your beer a little bit craftier and served in a nice glass, you'll feel very at home in Sydney.

Drink | Madeleine Wedesweiler | Tue Mar 01 15:31:57 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Anchor Brewing Co Liberty Ale, Katoomba Brewing Co Great White Fleet

Anchor Brewing Co Liberty Ale.

Nothing quenches the thirst better than ultra-fresh ale brewed at the new Katoomba Brewing Company.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 01 11:22:00 EST 2016

Is Australian craft beer worth the money?

Is craft beer worth the money?

Why people are paying $40 for a beer.

Drink | James Smith | Tue Mar 01 06:01:25 EST 2016

Organic and biodynamic wine claims questioned

Sour grapes: Wines being misrepresented as organic and biodynamic, when they’re not, is becoming a major issue for certified winemakers.

Certified producers say some winemakers and sellers are playing fast and loose with their claims of sustainability.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 01 00:15:00 EST 2016

Craft beer boom means heady days for Victorian hop growers

The Galaxy Hops.

 Thanks to the global rise of craft beers, Victorian hop growers are experiencing a boom of their own.

Drink,The Economy,Business,National | Peter Barrett | Wed Feb 24 15:35:16 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Cupitt IPA from Ulladulla and San Francisco's Anchor Porter are malty joys

Anchor Porter is warm, buoyant and luxurious.

Ulladulla's little Cupitt brewery produces a full-bore IPA in a true west-coast style.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 23 19:01:00 EST 2016

Wine Guide

How we choose: All drinks reviewed on this page are independently chosen and tasted by our expert wine writers.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 23 11:35:39 EST 2016