Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

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

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Three wines to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 06 23:45:00 EST 2016

McWilliam's Appellation Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is fragrant cabernet, featuring red-berry varietal flavour and mid-palate flesh, but with an appropriate bite of fine tannins and an elegant structure.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:50:40 EST 2016

Tscharke Girl Talk Savagnin 2014

A soft, juicy and smooth textured dry white with a pleasant savouriness setting it apart from, say, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:49:54 EST 2016

Moppity Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Barrel fermentation and maturation contributed smooth texture and a "funky" character that seasons the grapefruit- and nectarine-like varietal flavours.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:47:47 EST 2016

Lark Hill Shiraz Viognier 2014

The deliciously fragrant, fruity combination of shiraz and viognier soared through the ever-changing palette of spices.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:47:12 EST 2016

Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2013

In good years like 2013, Coonawarra shiraz lifts to a higher level, retaining its elegance but with greater flavour intensity.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 09:22:23 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

The days of Brown's Hilltops chardonnay are numbered.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 30 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: US beer suits reveals paradox

News of the brews and reviews of Brewcult Imperial Milk Stout and 4 Pines Brewing Co India Summer Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan: Canberra link to McWilliams' Appellation Series Syrah 2014

McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

A top shiraz, chardonnay and pinot noir to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 23 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan reviews: Bay of Fires Riesling 2015 is gloriously fresh

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Bay of Fires Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: Why the IPA keg keeps on rolling

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News of the brews, and reviews of 2 Brothers Kung Foo Rice Lager and Prancing Pony Hopwork Orange IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2015 $13–$18

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

Chris Shanahan: Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014 is great example

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: How America is driving the IPA frenzy in Australia

News of the brews, and reviews of Feral Brewing War Hog American IPA and Pirate Life Imperial IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

A wine for ... when it's hot: De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco

A wine for ... when it's hot

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Jan 01 23:45:00 EST 2016

A beer for ... watching cricket

A beer for ... watching cricket

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Dec 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan's top 15 wines under $15

Australia's more than 2400 vignerons make for greater diversity and higher quality wine than ever before in a wine history dating from the first fleet.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's National Wine Show of Australia 2015: Reviews of gold medal winners

Chris Shanahan reviews gold medal and trophy winners from the Canberra's National Wine Show of Australia 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Why hops do not matter in brewing

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News of the brews, and reviews of Little Creatures Original Pilsner and Big Shed Brewing Co Kol Schisel German Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015