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A history of brewing in Canberra

Joh Bjelke Bitter beer label

Historian Dr Brett Stubbs has written a brief history of brewing in Canberra, marking the capital's centenary.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 30 03:00:00 EST 2013

Best Australian sparkling wines

Let the party season begin.

This list of the best Australian sparkling wines makes for essential drinking.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Reputation and scarcity keep prices up

Wine Agony Aunt dinkus for Epicure.

The pricing of really expensive wines is based on what the market is prepared to cop.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Roadtesting the EspressGo portable car coffee machine

Lavazza EspressGo.

Plug the EspressGo into the cigarette lighter, press the 'on' button and it starts to brew.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Oct 29 03:00:00 EST 2013

Calls to tax wine by alcohol content, not value

Alcohol taxation: A system of taxing wine according to its alcohol content has been recommended.

Health taskforce and tax review recommend wine be taxed in the same way that beer and spirits are.

Drink | Dan Harrison | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Grange book for ACT collectors

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A Year in the Life of Grange, which celebrates Australia’s greatest wine.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Oct 23 08:59:46 EST 2013

Hingston crowned ACT's champion brewer

Kevin Hingston has been named champion brewer at the 2013 ACT Amateur Brewing Championships.

Drink | Morsels | Wed Oct 23 08:59:50 EST 2013

Mount Majura holds wine blending session

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Winemaker Frank van de Loo at Mount Majura is offering you a chance to blend your own TSG on Saturday, October 26.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 23 08:59:57 EST 2013

Our backyard is a growing cider territory

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Canberra could become the centre of Australia's newest alcohol industry, writes Hamish Boland-Rudder.

Drink | Hamish Boland-Rudder | Wed Oct 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintages stand the test of time

Yeringberg vineyards

Don’t think of Yeringberg wines as just conservative, think of them as classic.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 21 23:59:37 EST 2013

Brew and improved

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Only in America: a machine that "almost completely automates the process of producing beer".

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tempranillo the one to watch

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The potential for this Spanish grape in Australia is huge, Chris Shanahan writes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Thrills aplenty

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Matthew Jukes doesn't hold back in a tasting of Canberra wines, and for the most past he's entranced, Kirsten Lawson writes.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Champagne tour de force

Cork taint in Dom Perignon was 'alarming' in recent years.

It might just be the most useful book ever written on France's prestige sparkling wine, Champagne.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to serve chilled red wine

The varying climates around the world make serving wine at room temperature complicated.

I have always served reds at room temperature but now I'm told some reds should be refrigerated too?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Oct 15 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tavern in the town

Chicken parmas are a mainstay of the pub menu.

It's changed a bit over the years, but the local pub is still the heart of many a community.

Drink | Daniel Lewis and Adam Curley | Sun Oct 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... when celebrating

Raise a toast to Jane Faulkner's final column.

There are plenty of impressive wines with which to raise a toast on those special occasions.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Oct 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

It's $100 a jar but no grounds for complaint

Story by: Matt Holden
Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 3rd October 2013 The Sunday Age. News 
Campos coffee in Carlton
Matt Dessaix conducts a cupping featuring

Some customers have called the price outrageous, but to Campos Coffee, selling a 150-gram jar of Ironman Geisha roasted coffee beans for $100 is fair and square.

Food News,Drink | Esther Han, Matt Holden | Fri Oct 11 03:00:00 EST 2013

The great white hope

Judging at the Canberra Regional Wine Show, Exhibition Park.

Shiraz and riesling once again seized the glory at this year's Canberra and Region Wine Show.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Oct 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

Canberra wine trade stages centenary tasting

The Canberra wine industry is holding a tasting of more than 100 local wines.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Oct 08 16:00:38 EST 2013