Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

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

Quaffers: Lion adds bite to beer labels

Brews news and reviews of Sunner Kolsch and Cavalier Courage.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Why Penfolds' The Max Schubert Cabernet Shiraz 2012 is worth five stars

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is the Penfolds The Max Schubert Cabernet Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

This week's pick of top Australian wines: a riesling, shiraz and cabernet franc

These three wines will put a smile on your dial without straining your hip pocket.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Mon Aug 24 14:01:21 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Oakridge Over the Shoulder Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014 $18.10-$22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra District's acclaimed 2015 vintage: Six wines offer plenty of promise

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ravensworth Charlie Foxtrot Gamay Noir 2014. He also tastes four ripper rieslings and one pinot gris.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: 30 breweries sign up for Canberra Beer Week

Quaffers: Reviews of Southern Bay Requiem Uber Pale Pilsner and Jennings Brewery Cumberland Deep Golden Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews by Chris Shanahan

Clonakilla Canberra District Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 $22–$25

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Will the Clonakilla Riesling 2015 be the 'finest made in 40 vintages'?

Due for release on September 1, the Canberra District Clonakilla riesling has the potential to earn a five-star rating as it matures.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Few are better than the Bitter Phew bar

Chris Shanahan pops into Bitter Phew and reviews Castlemaine XXXX Gold Australian Pale Ale and Woolshed Brewery Amazon Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan: Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre, Clonakilla Viognier Nouveau, Peter Mertes Mosel Riesling

Chris Shanahan reviews Hewitson Old Garden Barossa Valley Mourvedre 2012, Clonakilla Canberra District Viognier Nouveau 2015 and Peter Mertes Mosel Riesling 2013

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 08 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Jim Barry Veto Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan wine of the week is Jim Barry Veto Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Goulburn's Bradley Grange brewery produces pair of fine brews

Chris Shanahan reviews of Goulburn Gold and Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter brews.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Why Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay is luscious

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week, Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay 2012, earns five stars.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September

Rising to the challenge: Pact Beer founder Kevin Hingston plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September.

Reviews of Canberra Pact Beer's Mt Tennent Pale Ale and Brickworks Brown Ale..

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: CUB's Lazy Yak targets craft beef market

Chris Shanahan reviews Rye River Brewing Co McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale, and Hawthorn Brewing Co Pilsner.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Leo Buring DWR18 Leonay Watervale Riesling 2014 $33–$40

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 12:04:46 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan recommends a wine to accompany seafood

A wine for ... seafood

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu Jul 16 09:44:25 EST 2015

A rustic chianti to try and two other great wines

The Corte Carista savoury sangiovese is full of flavour, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 15 13:24:54 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine of the week: Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015