Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

Chris Shanahan is a wine and beer judge, former liquor retailer and freelance writer. chrisshanahan.com

Wine reviews

A detailed look at three great wines.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 16 23:45:00 EST 2016

Canberra's wine harvest vintage report 2016

Canberra vignerons rarely see two consecutive high-quantity, high-quality vintages as they have in 2015 and 2016.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 12 17:41:00 EST 2016

Capital Brewing Co is Canberra's newest craft beer company

A new brewer is coming to town.

A southern California flair is coming to Canberra's craft beer scene.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 12 16:28:38 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan reviews wines by Mr Riggs, Mount Majura and Tower Estate

Mr Riggs "The Truant" McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014 is a sturdy, satisfying, drink-now dry red.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 09 23:45:00 EST 2016

Beer reviews: Fullers 1845 Ale; Graf Arco pilsener

Fullers 1845 Ale is a warming cold-weather beer.

Craft brewing numbers swell as wineries decline.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 05 17:55:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

We review Tim Adams Clare Valley Semillon 2012, Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013 and West Cape Howe Frankland River Malbec 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 02 23:45:00 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

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Pick of the bunch

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

Wine review: Saltram The Journal Old Vine Shiraz 2010



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

Toppers Mountain gerwurztraminer 2015

Toppers Mountain Gewurztraminer 2015 is a gewurztraminer of the highest order – a wine to admire, but probably not drink much of.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 13:38:58 EST 2016

Pike and Joyce Separe gruner veltliner 2015

The Clare-based Pike family have sourced Austria's national white variety, gruner veltliner, from Lenswood for this four-star tipple.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 13:36:27 EST 2016

Hay Shed Hill Shiraz Tempranillo 2013

A solid, loveable blend.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 13:32:53 EST 2016

Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten Chardonnay 2014

Tom Ward's Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten chardonnay seduces with ripe, nectarine-like varietal flavour and refreshing, brisk acidity.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 13:30:22 EST 2016

McKellar Ridge Shiraz Viognier 2015

mckellar ridge

This shiraz-viognier shows the exceptional fruity depth of Canberra's 2015 vintage.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 09 13:03:23 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

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews

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

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