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Vintage Dom raises a glass to class

Taste test: Master blender Richard Geoffroy is maintaining the traditions of his Benedictine forebear Brother Pierre Perignon.

Champagne flutes are pushed aside as a legendary winemaker uncorks his latest 'harmonious' vintage.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tastings

Red wine.

The Coravin is an invention that enables you to taste a wine without actually opening the bottle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... For Father's Day

For such a special occassion, it's worth opening something frothy, bubbly, special or just very drinkable.

For such a special occasion, it's worth opening something frothy, bubbly, special or just very drinkable.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tahbilk goes carbon-neutral

Tahbilk winery

Only seven wineries worldwide have declared themselves carbon-neutral, according to the website Mother Nature Network (or mnn.com).

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

When splitting the bill, be subtle rather than sorry

food wine glasses

When the bill comes at the end of the evening, It's hard to be forceful with friends who indulge when ordering.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... with seafood

Flathead in Cooper's batter, chips and tartare sauce.

Australia has some great whites, so take your pick from Margaret River across to the Hunter Valley.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Same class, different glass

Richard Geoffrey dom perignon

Releasing the 2004 Dom Perignon, the winemaker tells Jeni Port why champagne shouldn't be drunk in flutes.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Aug 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

A fine first draught

James Squire the Chancer Golden Ale

Sales of Lion's Tap King home draught beer dispenser got off to a roaring start.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Aug 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

Grand display

Wine.

Lerida Estate holds a wine dinner at Pistachio at the Torres shops on Friday.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Aug 20 14:16:14 EST 2013

Wining cricketers

Cricket Training - Greg Chappell in 2010.

Heading inland for a celebrity lunch, cricketer Greg Chappell speaks at the annual sportsman’s lunch at Burnbrae Winery and Vineyard.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Aug 20 14:16:02 EST 2013

Doing things by halves has its perks

Michael Dhillon

Had enough of chancing wine by the glass in restaurants? Tired of finding stale wine in your glass, poured from a bottle opened three days ago? Or maybe you don't even get that far, because there's...

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

Raising a glass to work lunches

Red wine in a glass.

In many companies, a little wine with lunch is still the civilised norm. In others, it's about as acceptable as lap-dancing, writes our Wine Agony Aunt.

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 20 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink ... McLaren Vale Wines

McLaren Vale.

PAXTON SHIRAZ ROSE 2013 $19

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Aug 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Australian boffins brew up a hydrating beer

Please find attached pic to run with Ballarat Beer Festival giveaway scheduled to run on Dec 2.Thyank youKS

Quenching a hard earned thirst with a big cold beer just got better for you - thanks to the work of some clever Queensland scientists.

Drink | Christopher Talbot | Fri Aug 16 17:40:50 EST 2013

Winter whiskey

26TH SEPTEMBER- 2012 -FOOD AND WINE -STORY- KIRSTEN LAWSON- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS. 
Brendan Smyth with single-malt whiskies. Brendan is a member of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society.

Knightsbridge has started a a "Whiskey 101" lesson every month.

Drink | | Wed Aug 14 12:11:55 EST 2013

Eco cocktails

Private Capital. At the National Gallery of Australia, sculpture garden restaurant. The Green Fairy cocktail. January 17th. 2013 Pic. Graham Tidy The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Environment Centre wants your eco-themed cocktail ideas.

Drink | | Wed Aug 14 12:11:56 EST 2013

New beer

News. 
A group of craft breweries are organising a beer festival in Canberra. Christoph Zierholz at Zierholz Brewery in Fyshwick. 
15 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Christoph Zierholz of the eponymous microbrewery has launched a new beer.

Drink | | Wed Aug 14 12:11:56 EST 2013

Watermelon man

Watermelon jelly shots

While checking out cocktail recipes online we came across this cute recipe for watermelon slice jelly shots.

Drink | | Wed Aug 14 12:11:55 EST 2013

That cosmo feeling

Polit Bar, Manuka.

Cool bars add fizz to Canberra's drinking scene, writes Hamish Boland-Rudder.

Drink | Hamish Boland-Rudder | Wed Aug 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Splashing out on a drop

Loaf of bread with caution tape

A documentary shows how a Chinese passion for French wine has changed the global market, writes Jeni Port.

Drink | | Wed Aug 14 03:00:00 EST 2013