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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

Is beer better with food than wine?

Cured ham, beer and whiskey at Boilermaker House on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Should you be pairing your steak with craft beer instead of cabernet?

Drink | Sarah Knapton | Thu Jul 09 16:47:01 EST 2015

Rockpool bartenders will help Qantas select the perfect drop

Mixing it up: (from left) Bon Klaus Kuil, Matt Langdon, Neil Perry and Ryan Gavin.

A team of beverage experts from Neil Perry's Rockpool will match lounge and premium cabin food offerings with the right cocktail, spirit, champagne or wine.

Drink | Jamie Freed | Thu Jul 09 12:37:17 EST 2015

Quaffers: 5 stars for Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale 2015

Reviews of Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale 2015 and Matso's Lychee Beer.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews: Sangreal By Farr is pick of the bunch

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Sangreal By Farr pinot noir, Farr Sangreal vineyard, Bannockburn.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Pizzini King Valley Rosetta Sangiovese Rosé 2014 $17-$19. A light and refreshing expression of the sangiovese grape.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jul 07 13:01:07 EST 2015

Approval set for new outdoor bars in Canberra

Canberra could be about to see a boom in new outdoor bars as the ACT government moves to allow restaurants and live venues to serve drinks outside as part of changes to regulation.

Drink,Food News | Rebecca Colquhoun and Tom McIlroy | Mon Jul 06 15:01:25 EST 2015

Have you made a wine faux pas? Don't worry, they're more common than you think

Common crimes: Shaking wine, serving it in a tumbler and pronouncing the 't' in merlot.

If you've pronounced the 't' in merlot or gulped wine instead of savouring every sip, you're not alone.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Mon Jul 06 14:48:08 EST 2015

Is coffee good for you?

'Something beneficial may be hiding within your daily brew.'

Evidence is mounting that moderate coffee intake may protect us from a range of diseases, and even increase life span. So is it OK to be addicted to coffee? Andrew Masterson reports.

Drink | Andrew Masterson | Mon Jul 06 10:22:30 EST 2015

Chivas Regal unveil $4576 bottle of whisky worth $131 per sip

On its way to Australia: Chivas Regal's new whisky blend, The Icon, on the Dubai skyline.

After its big reveal in Dubai, this decadent drop will soon be on its way to Australia.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Fri Jul 03 09:31:38 EST 2015

Quaffers: Has craft beer had its day?

Chris Shanahan reviews South East Brewing Behemoth Black Ale and St Louis Kriek Lambic.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 30 23:00:00 EST 2015

Cup o' glow: meet the wellness latte

The $8 golden latte served at Serotonin Dealer in Melbourne.

Swap your caffeine kick for a healthy buzz. Superfood lattes are the hot new drink for the wellness set.

Drink | Katie Falkiner | Tue Jun 30 16:43:50 EST 2015

Why can't I keep my bottle of wine on my table?

Is there really an issue with leaving a bottle of wine on the table?

A restaurant won't allow customers to keep an open bottle of wine on their table. What's going on?

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Jun 30 08:15:00 EST 2015

Tulloch Wines back in cracking form

Tulloch Wines has been reborn.

A family touch has put things back on track at the reborn company.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wineries turning up the heat on tourism ventures

Beyond the bottle: Fly-fishing is on the wine list at Josef Chromy Wines in Tasmania.

Ambitious wineries are ramping up tasting session add-ons and revamping their cellar doors.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Sampling Australian-grown coffee

Despite being a nation of coffee-drinkers, Australia grows only a small amount of coffee.

Most of the small crop of coffee grown in Australia comes from the Atherton tablelands, west of Cairns.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 30 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan: Top drops for under $15

There's much to like about these three wines which all retail for no more than $15.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, June 24

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ross Hill Pinnacle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 23:45:00 EST 2015