Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

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

Top shiraz: Six of the best from Australia's hottest regions

Chris Shanahan shifts his focus on the six faces of Australian shiraz, the nation's great red specialty.

Food News | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Has craft beer had its day?

Chris Shanahan reviews South East Brewing Behemoth Black Ale and St Louis Kriek Lambic.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 30 23:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan: Top drops for under $15

There's much to like about these three wines which all retail for no more than $15.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, June 24

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ross Hill Pinnacle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Judas the Dark seduces, but Full Metal Anorak thrills

Judas the Dark gives a timeless villain an Aussie twist, while BrewCult intrigues with its a dark-brown IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wolf Blass Original Collection McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013 $20

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 15:04:58 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Torbreck Barossa Valley Cuvee Juveniles 2013 $25

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Australian International Beer Awards lure record crowd

Thatchers Gold English Cider and Badlands Darkness Porter are among the best.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews a top selection of Canberra and district wines

Chris Shanahan reviews a range of wines from Canberra and surrounding districts.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Brangayne of Orange Riesling 2014 $22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Zierholz makes brew for King O'Malley's in Canberra

Zierholz makes The King's Pale Ale for popular Civic watering hole King O'Malley's.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, June 10

<i></i>

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Pipers Brooke Riesling 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews cheap wines that are very drinkable for Canberrans

<i></i>

Chris Shanahan reviews the low-cost, hot stuff for this week's wine reviews beginning June 3. His wine of the week is Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: BentSpoke celebrates first birthday on June 6

Chris Shanahan reviews BentSpoke's Grainy, and Larken's Brown. The Canberra brewery marks its first birthday in June.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Heartland Langhorne Creek Dolcetto and Lagrein 2013 $20–$22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Killer Sprocket and Holgate Brewhouse brews

Chris Shanahan's beer news, and reviews of Killer Sprocket's Hey Juniper and Holgate Brewhouse's Nut Brown Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Six wine varieties you've probably never tasted in Canberra

Chris Shanahan reveals six wine varieties, which have six different winemakers and are from five different regions for this week's wine reviews beginning May 27.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan - Bowen Estate, Zeppelin and Heartland

Bowen Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $28.49-$35

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, May 20

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ross Hill Pinnacle Series Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015