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Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Brangayne of Orange Riesling 2014 $22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Zierholz makes brew for King O'Malley's in Canberra

Zierholz makes The King's Pale Ale for popular Civic watering hole King O'Malley's.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, June 10

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Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Pipers Brooke Riesling 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Malamay showcases Canberra wines selected by sommelier Yann Mengneau

sommelier Yann Mengneau at Malamay.

Malamay's new series of wine dinners is focused entirely on the local winemaking scene.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jun 09 16:30:00 EST 2015

Honey-based mead, ripe for revival

Beechworth Honey makes four meads from sweet to dry.

Mead, with its hippy-meets-Viking associations, has suffered bad press. But that's all changing, and the ancient brew is back on the shelves.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue Jun 09 00:15:00 EST 2015

Mugshot: The art of the babycino

Babycino.

Controversy dogs the babycino: Plain milk or chocolate? Pink marshmallow or white? To charge or not to charge?

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 09 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Penfolds Grange winemaker calls for higher taxes on cheap wine

The man who makes Australia's most famous wine is backing tax changes that would slug cheaper wines with higher taxes.

Drink | Simon Evans | Fri Jun 05 09:33:33 EST 2015

Melbourne coffee roaster takes out the first Golden Bean Roasters Cup

Marichi Clarke of Port Melbourne roaster Red Star Coffee has been busy turning green (coffee) beans into gold.

Drink | Matt Holden | Thu Jun 04 11:50:21 EST 2015

Quaffers: BentSpoke celebrates first birthday on June 6

Chris Shanahan reviews BentSpoke's Grainy, and Larken's Brown. The Canberra brewery marks its first birthday in June.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews cheap wines that are very drinkable for Canberrans

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Chris Shanahan reviews the low-cost, hot stuff for this week's wine reviews beginning June 3. His wine of the week is Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Morning or afternoon? The best time to drink a cup of coffee

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 04:  A fresh cappuccino sits on a table at Bonanza Coffee cafe in Prenzlauer Berg district on May 4, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is among Europe's most popular urban tourist destinations and the city offers a rich cafe and coffee culture.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The best time to drink a cup of coffee? Not first thing in the morning.

Drink | Roberto A. Ferdman | Tue Jun 02 08:15:31 EST 2015

Mugshot road-tests the Lavazza Fantasia capsule coffee machine

Matt Holden puts Lavazza's latest pod coffee machine through its paces.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 02 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Heartland Langhorne Creek Dolcetto and Lagrein 2013 $20–$22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

BentSpoke brewpub in Canberra celebrates first birthday with four new beers

BentSpoke is turning one on the June long weekend with a big, four-day celebration of beer.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

International Wine Challenge trophy for Lerida Estate shiraz viognier 2013

IWC award winner: Lerida Estate owner Jim Lumbers.

Lerida Estate has won a gold medal and trophy for its shiraz viognier 2013 at the International Wine Challenge in London, one of the biggest wine shows in the world.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer Company founder Kevin Hingston to launch Canberra's newest brew label

Success story: Canberra brewer Kevin Hingston is to launch his Pact Beer Company on June 4 at Transit Bar.

The capital's champion home brewer is turning his talents to local commercial beers.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Six wine varieties you've probably never tasted in Canberra

Chris Shanahan reveals six wine varieties, which have six different winemakers and are from five different regions for this week's wine reviews beginning May 27.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Killer Sprocket and Holgate Brewhouse brews

Chris Shanahan's beer news, and reviews of Killer Sprocket's Hey Juniper and Holgate Brewhouse's Nut Brown Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Brandy ready for a comeback

Brandy is an excellent friend of cocktails, such as this one containing rockmelon juice.

Wrap your hands around wood-aged, refined and complex brandy this winter.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 26 12:45:00 EST 2015