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Chris Shanahan: Wine of the week is Parker Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Joint venture has high hopes for Yenda craft beer range

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Rise of Yenda craft beer and reviews of Anchor Brewing Co Liberty Ale and Southern Bay Australian Lager.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to recycle coffee grounds in the garden

Using coffee grounds as garden compost.

The coffee bean delivers more than a caffeine hit in the garden and household.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 01 09:00:00 EST 2015

Are Australians getting sick of beer? Summer peak beer consumption is on the slide

As summer rolls around, Australians naturally drink more beer. But each yearly peak in consumption is on the decline, study finds.

Drink | Esther Han | Mon Aug 31 09:24:03 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Josef   Chromy Tasmanian Cuvee NV $25.50–$30

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Aug 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

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

Angoves Long Row Shiraz 2014, $9-$11.

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

Craft whisky in vogue as Australian distillers prepare to box their first bottles

Across the country, a new breed of local artisan whiskies is in bloom.

Drink | Michael Koziol | Sat Aug 22 00:15:00 EST 2015

Cold brew in a cask? Convenience coffee put to the test

Coffee convenience ... Cold brew in a cask.

Need a coffee on the run and no cafe in sight? Matt Holden road tests the latest in convenience coffee.

Drink | Matt Holden | Thu Aug 20 11:28:39 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

'Gateway' brands mark a crafty new chapter in Melbourne's beer wars

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The theory of gateway drugs is that "soft" such as marijuana can lead to "hard" such as heroin. But what about gateway beers?

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

A brief history of Melbourne's love affair with beer

Abbotsford Invalid Stout was spruiked as having medical benefits.

The key turning point in beer's epic history in Melbourne came with the arrival of Belgian chemist Auguste de Bavay in 1884. Beer had been brewed commercially before, but de Bavay changed the game.

Drink | Chris Johnston | 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

Road-testing the Jura F9 automatic espresso machine

The Jura F9.

If your coffee mantra is "easy does it" you'll want to know how an automatic espresso machine shapes up in comparison to capsule coffee. We road test the Jura F9.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Aug 11 09:00:00 EST 2015

Can pears stop hangovers? The CSIRO is on the case

The solution to your hangover woes could cost as little as $7 a kilo.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Aug 10 14:07:58 EST 2015