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Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan opens three bottles of wine for review.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra's world champion barista Sasa Sestic to quit day job

Sasa Sestic won the World Barista Championships in  Seattle.

It's a dream come true for Canberran to win the World Barista Championships.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Fri Apr 17 09:05:47 EST 2015

Canberra coffee lovers flock to ONA, Cupping Room after Sasa Sestic's World Barista Championship win

Sasa Sestic, who has founded several coffee houses around Canberra, is officially the world's best barista.

Sasa Sestic's World Barista Championship win on Monday immediately sent ripples through the Canberra coffee community. 

Drink,Food News | Georgina Connery and Emma Kelly | Tue Apr 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 15

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Mitchell McNicol Shiraz 2006.

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

Young Henrys release ANZAC biscuit beer

If you're looking for something to wash down those ANZAC biscuits later this month, Young Henrys has something for you: an ANZAC biscuit-inspired ale created in honour of a Sydney war memorial.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 13 16:33:09 EST 2015

The Fix's cold-pressed juice vending machine comes to Canberra Centre

The new The Fix cold pressed juice vending machine in the Canberra Centre.

Healthy food just got a little bit more convenient - you can now get cold-pressed juice from local company The Fix at the press of a button in Civic.

Drink | Jil Hogan | Mon Apr 13 16:20:44 EST 2015

Quaffers: Murrays Punch and Judy Ale, Cavalier Courage Blonde Ale

Cavalier Courage Blonde Ale.

Chris Shanahan reviews Murrays Punch & Judy Ale and Cavalier Courage Blonde Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu Apr 09 16:05:42 EST 2015

Custom ceramics for quality coffee

A Melbourne cafe serves their brews in specially designed crockery.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Apr 07 09:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Aldi) $7.99

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Beers of the Earth impress

Mash Brewing Grass Cutter Summer Ale.

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan is impressed by Stone and Wood Brewing Company's latest offering.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu Apr 02 02:03:41 EST 2015

Good to the last drop

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2013
Coonawarra, South Australia

Chris Shanahan’s wine of the week is Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 01 15:26:42 EST 2015

French champagne makers showcase bubbly in Sydney

Rare visit: French winemakers recently visited Australia.

A small taste of France’s most famous export is brought to Sydney and blended with Indigenous art.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Wed Apr 01 12:51:59 EST 2015

Wine reviews: a shiraz, riesling and chardonnay make for fine drinking

The latest release Australian wines reviewed by the Canberra Times' Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Apr 01 10:38:05 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Voyager Estate Girt by Sea 2012 Cabernet Merlot,

Sometimes two is better than one when it comes to blended wines.

First rate result from second tier release.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Wed Apr 01 09:00:10 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 1

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Yalumba The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2009.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Australian International Beer Awards winners unite to make one brew

The "collaboration beer", to be called Girt by Three, will combine traditional and modern brewing approaches.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

DIY vino revolution: making wine in a bucket

Harvesting black grapes.

With wine now being made in buckets and inner-city warehouses, is the next logical step our bathtubs and backyard sheds?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Mar 30 17:25:21 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Kaiora Bay Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $14.99

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Mar 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine writer Fergus McGhie reviews Voyager Estate 2014 Chenin Blanc Margaret River

Chenin blanc can make some great wines and the Voyager Estate is a fine example of the variety.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Mar 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Queensland wine writer Tyson Stelzer wins international award

Award-winner Tyson Stelzer.

Former science teacher is now a world authority on champagne.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Mar 27 11:00:15 EST 2015