Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

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

Wine review: Zind-Humbrecht Terroirs d'Alsace Riesling 2011

Zind-Humbrecht Terroirs d'Alsace Riesling 2011 $35-$46

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 21 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Mount Trio Porongurup Shiraz

Mount Trio Porongurup Shiraz 2014, $22.

Mount Trio Porongurup Shiraz 2014 $22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 21 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa Red Blend 2013

Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa Red Blend 2013 $11-$15

Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa Red Blend 2013 $11-$15

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 21 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: d'Arenberg McLaren Vale Footbolt Shiraz 2013

d'Arenberg McLaren Vale Footbolt Shiraz 2013 $14-$18

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 14 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Wily Trout Vineyard Canberra District Pinot Noir 2015

Wily Trout Vineyard Canberra District Pinot Noir 2015 $30

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 14 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Mount Trio Porongurup Riesling 2015

Mount Trio Porongurup Riesling 2015 $22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 14 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Coppabella The Crest Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013

A zesty, mouth-watering fruit flavour.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 07 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine review: Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2014

Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Pinot Noir 2014 $26–$36

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 07 23:45:00 EST 2016

Beer Reviews: Petrus Dubbel Bruin; Pikes Oakbank Sparkling Ale

My Sydney beer spy, Mr Malty, notes a trend among the city's manliest drinkers away from hops and bitterness towards mouth-puckering sour beers, such as Boon Marriage Parfait.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 03 18:05:59 EST 2016

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