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Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

De Bortoli Vinoque Yarra Valley Sangiovese 2013

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Six String Brewing Co nails it


Reviews of Six String Brewing Co Pale Ale and Dark Red IPA.

Drink | | Tue Jan 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews: summer picks for every palate

Chris Shanahan samples barbecue-friendly reds, whites and bubblies from near and far.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

What's in a coffee name - gesha or geisha?

Coffee geeks have named beans grown in Panama the world's best coffee. But even the experts can't agree on how to spell the name.

Drink | Matt Holden | Mon Jan 12 23:30:00 EST 2015

Best rose wines for 2015

Jeni Port shares her top rose picks.

Get in the pink with Jeni Port's picks.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Jan 12 23:12:15 EST 2015

How to make a mojito

A Mojito from The Cuban Place.

Learn how to wow your dinner party guests with a homemade mojito.

Drink | Mary Ward | Mon Jan 12 11:03:08 EST 2015

New controversy brews over 'offensive' Brookvale Union ginger beer label

The new, redesigned logo.

A brewery on Sydney's northern beaches is facing renewed criticism from some Hindus that the company reneged on an agreement to remove an insensitive design from the label of its ginger beer.

Drink | Declan Gooch | Mon Jan 12 10:33:15 EST 2015

Santolin a new name, but a rising star

Santolin 2013 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, $45

Drink | | Fri Jan 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Australia's top 5 coffee gifts to the world

Baristas' choice ... The piccolo latte.

With a combination of solid Italian espresso culture, Anglo-Saxon tastebuds and a pinch of New World iconoclasm, Australians have become coffee innovators.

Drink | Matt Holden | Thu Jan 08 10:15:30 EST 2015

What you'll be sipping this summer


Here's the lowdown on key trends determining what's in our glasses this sweaty season.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Tue Jan 06 15:10:00 EST 2015

Joseph Kromy 2013 SGR Delikat Riesling

Joseph Kromy 2013 SGR Delikat Riesling is well-suited to Australian dishes and conditions.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Jan 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Bubbly with a twist: champagne cocktail recipes

Champagne cocktail

Simple ways to add a splash of colour or a burst of flavour to tonight's bubbly.

Drink,Celebration | Ruby Lohman | Sun Dec 28 15:46:55 EST 2014

Drink Dom Perignon to celebrate in style

It's time to celebrate the end of one year and new beginnings in the next, and you want to do it in style?

Drink | Reviewer: Fergus McGhie | Fri Dec 26 23:45:00 EST 2014

The $100 beer - Crown Ambassador is Australia's most expensive home-grown brew

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18:  Simon Gaudry and Ben Davies enjoy some craft beer at the Local Taphouse on December 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

How much are beer aficionados prepared to pay for the ultimate drop? A lot, writes Eamonn Duff.

Drink | Eamonn Duff | Sun Dec 21 00:30:00 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan's Christmas drinking picks

Chris Shanahan reviews Grosset Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay, Perrier Jouet Grand Vintage Champagne NV Brut, and Hewitson Ned and Henry Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 20 23:45:00 EST 2014

Quaffers: Canberra brewers get into the spirit of Christmas

BentSpoke and Zierholz have some great Christmas take-home brews.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, December 17

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food and Wine magazine, December 17.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 16 23:00:00 EST 2014

Best beers for summer


Summer is the time of year when brewers make an impassioned bid for your beer dollar.

Drink | Will Hawkes | Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 EST 2014

Summer is the season of sangria

Sangria from Pope Joan.

Delicious, fruity and refreshing, to many it's the taste of Spain.

Drink | Leanne Clancey | Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne's best sangrias

Sangria is undeniably a party drink.

Delicious, fruity and refreshing, to many it's the taste of Spain. Here are six places to try it.

Drink | Leanne Clancy | Mon Dec 15 22:30:00 EST 2014