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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

When cellaring, it's better to be safe than sorry


If my cellaring conditions are less than perfect, should I aim for the lower end of the suggested cellaring time?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Aug 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

What to drink with ... lamb

Lamb calls for a bottle that's subtly spicy.

For that perfect match at your next dinner party, what you need is a mix of subtle spice and cool precision.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Thu Aug 08 23:59:30 EST 2013

Lonsdale Street, the Hague

1 August 2011 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Jacqueline Williams. Civic development by QIC and its likely effect on traders in Lonsdale Street Braddon. Owner of Lonsdale Street Roasters, Alastair Evans, in his coffee shop. SPECIAL 111

When we say Lonsdale Street Roasters are expanding, it’s pretty much an understatement.

Drink | | Wed Aug 07 09:38:43 EST 2013

Head for the Hills

Lobethal Hefeweizen 330ml 
Lobethal Bierhaus Red Truck Porter 330ml 
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Lobethal Bierhaus Porter.jpg

The lovely village of Lobethal delivers fine beer in the Adelaide Hills.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Aug 07 03:00:00 EST 2013

Drinking vessels: Is it important to have both white and red glasses?

Wine glasses with nice highlights on a festive purple background of sparkling lights.

My niece is getting married and I plan to buy her a dozen wine glasses. She has listed two styles (same brand, one each for white and red) on her registry.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Aug 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Red means go in the Vale

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is alive with a new surge of vitality. It may not be the newest or sexiest wine region in the country, but it has a new lease of life and is making superb wine. Mainly red wine.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bold, beautiful barolo steals hearts

Lady in red: Chiara Boschis and her majestic barolo.

In a male-dominated industry, one determined Italian woman is letting her artisan vintages do the talking.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Mon Aug 05 15:04:50 EST 2013

Grapes of wrath

Chill out: La Goya Manzanilla, best served cold.

An Angry Mr T puts on quite a performance for Tony Lee.

Drink | Tony Lee | Mon Aug 05 14:55:50 EST 2013

What to drink ... with pasta

Pappardelle with rabbit ragu.

Wines shouldn't overpower the food when matched with Italian cuisine.

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

Glass half full: How does your wine measure up?


It is a busy Wednesday lunchtime at city eatery Cookie when a pretty waitress walks to the table with a bottle of Dragonfly Willow Bridge shiraz.

Drink | Rachel Wells | Fri Aug 02 12:12:20 EST 2013

Robert De Niro's Tribeca nod to Aussie film Red Obsession

Warwick Ross of Portsea Estate.

As cinematic adventure stories go, this one has the lot. Russell Crowe, Robert De Niro, and an idea sparked on a flight from Sydney to London which led to a 14-month project across two continents.

Drink | Jeni Port | Thu Aug 01 15:58:00 EST 2013

A healing brew

Beef tea.

This week I have had the flu. I have not felt as sick for 20 years, and I have not been interested in eating anything.

Drink | Robbie Howard | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Side by side


What to do about wine when truffles are on the menu? Chris Shanahan chooses wines that just might stand their ground.

Drink,Food News | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Back on top

Clonakilla winemaker Tim Kirk.

Canberra's flagship winery, Clonakilla, celebrated a return to the very top ranks last week.

Drink | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2013

Parlour won’t stay bare

Parlour Wine Room interior. SPECIAL 211109

Ross Sydney hopes to start the fit-out at Parlour Wine Room in August, with a plan to open at the beginning of October.

Drink,Eat Out | | Tue Jul 30 14:51:23 EST 2013

Shady operators triumph in the heat

Winegrowers are seeing some of the hottest growing conditions in memory.

Mornington Peninsula winegrowers are turning over a new leaf - literally - as they face up to global warming.

Drink,Good Food | Jeni Port | Mon Jul 29 16:25:30 EST 2013

What to drink ... Italian wines

Italian wine.

Italy has an array of diverse wine styles, from savoury whites to expressive reds.

Drink | Jane Faulkner | Sat Jul 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

Learn it through the grape vine

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Gaye Burrows

David Lowe’s Wine School classes kicked off last Friday.

Drink | | Wed Jul 24 10:08:31 EST 2013