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Chris Shanahan reviews: Jim Barry Veto Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan wine of the week is Jim Barry Veto Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Goulburn's Bradley Grange brewery produces pair of fine brews

Chris Shanahan reviews of Goulburn Gold and Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter brews.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Sydney Tea Festival 2015 returns to Carriageworks

Sampling a brew.

If you know your Earl Grey from your English breakfast, an upcoming Sydney festival will be just your cup of tea.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Aug 03 11:53:36 EST 2015

Victorian wines shine at 2015 Halliday awards

Winning winemaker and Black Saturday survivor Tom Carson.

Victorian winemaker Tom Carson of Serrat has been awarded for a drop that may have saved his life.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Jul 29 14:05:04 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Why Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay is luscious

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week, Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay 2012, earns five stars.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September

Rising to the challenge: Pact Beer founder Kevin Hingston plans to introduce bottled beer into Canberra by September.

Reviews of Canberra Pact Beer's Mt Tennent Pale Ale and Brickworks Brown Ale..

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Is Australia better than Burgundy?

The vines of Coldstream Hills Winery in the Yarra Valley.

The New World leads the way in a tasting of the classic Burgundian varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay, opening the door to golden opportunities.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

Gin's popularity on the rise in Australia: poll

A traditional gin and tonic.

Gin is shaking off its reputation as a grandma's drink and quickly growing to rival vodka as one of the most popular white spirits in Australia, according to research.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Jul 27 16:02:17 EST 2015

Women take to whisky as drink of choice

Nant Whisky Bar manager Evelyn Liong says whisky's appeal cuts across gender -

Whisky – once reserved for old men and even older gentlemen's clubs – is finding fresh popularity among females fed up with being patronised with colourful cocktails and...

Drink | Georgina Safe, Marc Moncrief | Mon Jul 27 08:45:23 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Torbreck The Struie Shiraz 2013.

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

Quaffers: CUB's Lazy Yak targets craft beef market

Chris Shanahan reviews Rye River Brewing Co McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale, and Hawthorn Brewing Co Pilsner.

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

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Leo Buring DWR18 Leonay Watervale Riesling 2014 $33–$40

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 21 12:04:46 EST 2015

Melbourne's Black Pearl named world's best high-volume cocktail bar at Spirited Awards 2015

A Brunswick Street cocktail bar has taken out an international cocktail industry award in New Orleans.

Drink | Annabel Smith | Tue Jul 21 11:23:27 EST 2015

Last chance to taste $10,000 bottle of whisky in Melbourne

Glenrothes 1968 Single Cask is one of 145 in the world.

For most alcohol aficionados, tasting a $10,000 bottle of whisky is the stuff of dreams.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Jul 20 12:31:25 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan recommends a wine to accompany seafood

A wine for ... seafood

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Thu Jul 16 09:44:25 EST 2015

A rustic chianti to try and two other great wines

The Corte Carista savoury sangiovese is full of flavour, writes Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Jul 15 13:24:54 EST 2015

Quaffers: 5 stars for Small Acres Cyder's The Cat's Pyjamas 2013

Chris Shanahan reviews of The Cat's Pyjamas, and Pile Driver Classic English Ale.

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

Chris Shanahan wine of the week: Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Shiraz 2013.

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

Warming climate helps ripen Geelong shiraz

Advanced pick: More mature vines and higher average temperatures have brought forward vintage at Scotchmans Hill Winery.

Factors have aligned for grapes in a southern region to be picked a month early.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jul 14 00:00:00 EST 2015

Three of the best wines

Three great wines for cellaring or drinking right now, reviewed by Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jul 11 23:45:00 EST 2015