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Wine review of Holm Oak Tasmania Arneis 2015

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Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: BentSpoke to open new outlet and packaging hall

News of the brews and reviews of Moo Brew Belgo and Eighty Eight Robust Porter.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Lark Hill Gruner Veltliner 2015 review: Tingles and thrills with sensuous palate

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Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Lark Hill Gruner Veltliner 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Sydney's best pubs and clubs for craft beer

Quality on tap: Very drinkable beers are available from the microbrewery at Otis Bar and Grill in the Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Even bowling clubs are coming around to flavoursome offerings from boutique brewers.

Drink | Joel Beerden | Tue Nov 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Nick O'Leary wins NSW Wine of the Year for the second time

 Back-to-back wins came as a "huge surprise" to the boutique winemaker.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine review: Vintner's Daughter Canberra District Riesling 2015

A wine for .... lemons

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Nov 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Why two Hurley Vineyard 2013 pinot noirs are top drops

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Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is actually two Hurley Vineyard 2013 pinot noirs from Mornington Peninsula.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers reviews: Hop Dog Beer Works Cosmic Way, Cavalier Brewing Baltic Porter

News of the brews and reviews of Hop Dog Beer Works Cosmic Way and Cavalier Brewing Baltic Porter.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Drink up - it looks like beer is good for you

Research suggests the amber nectar could be beneficial, in moderation.

It seems moderate beer consumption can protect against problems including heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis.

Drink | Andrew Masterson | Mon Nov 09 07:07:16 EST 2015

Two Birds Brewing wins best beer at Wetherspoon's Real Ale festival

Jayne Lewis from Two Birds Brewing holds a glass of the award-winning Sunset Ale.

Spotswood craft brewer takes out the best beer award at the Wetherspoon's Real Ale Festival in Britain beating 50 other beers from around the world.

Drink | Cara Waters | Mon Nov 09 06:37:39 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Bay of Fires Tasmania Chardonnay 2014 $33.25–$42

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine review: A wine for sweets – Freeman Hilltops Dolcino 2013

A wine for ... sweets 

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Nov 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Phew, they're taking the fish guts out of Guinness

The fish guts is coming out of Guinness  in Ireland, but in Australia it's already gone.

You might want to toast a vegan next time you lift your arm to down the the dark, thick syrupy brew known as Guinness. Thanks to them, the fish guts is being removed.

Drink,World | Catherine Armitage | Thu Nov 05 08:45:53 EST 2015

Quaffers: Beck's beer label furore shows consumers are given mixed messages

News of the brews and reviews of Mornington Pale 330ml and Sint Canarus Tripel.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Greywacke Pinot Noir 2013 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Greywacke Pinot Noir 2013, which is just shy of five stars.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 03 23:45:00 EST 2015

Decaf coffee shop pops up in New York City

D is for decaf: a decaffeinated coffee shop has popped up in New York.

In New York, the city that never sleeps, a well-caffeinated diet seems par for the course. But this Swiss Water pop-up shop is daring to sell decaf coffee only.

Drink | Yanan Wang | Tue Nov 03 11:27:22 EST 2015

Wine reviews: Enjoy Heggies' delicate riesling now

Three impressive wines to try, recommended by Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Oct 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Reviews of Brewcult Spoiler Alert Pale Lager, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest lager

News of the brews and reviews of Brewcult Spoiler Alert Pale Lager and Sierra Nevada 2015 Oktoberfest Festival Lager.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine of the week: Balnaves The Tally cabernet sauvignon 2010

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Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Balnaves "The Tally" Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 27 23:45:00 EST 2015