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New 'teabag' lets you customise your beer

Hop Theory's beer teabag.

Can a specialised teabag turn an average brew into a craft beer in under four minutes?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 27 15:56:20 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Top drops for April 26

Chris Shanahan's review of three wines for The Canberra Times' Relax magazine.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Apr 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 22

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers reviews: Yeastie Boys, Burleigh Brewing

Chris Shanahan reviews Yeastie Boys White Noise White Ale and Burleigh Brewing 28 Pale Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Barhop: Archie Rose Distilling Co

Spirit nerds, listen up and reach for your wallets: Archie Rose Distilling Co has Pappy Van Winkle whiskey, its own, house-distilled range of spirits and knockout booze from around the world.

Drink | Callan Boys | Tue Apr 21 09:00:00 EST 2015

Quick tips: Six steps to becoming a wine expert

You can teach yourself to become a wine expert.

As long as you have a working nose and mouth, you too can become a wine expert.

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Apr 20 10:05:35 EST 2015

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