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Huon Hooke: wine guide

Warm seasons have produced some rich and satisfying wines.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 08 11:09:07 EST 2015

Matching wines to food on Christmas Day

Festive flair: The right wine lifts the meal.

No one follows traditional rules of wine matching these days, but there are a few tricks to picking a top tipple for the Christmas table.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Dec 08 09:00:00 EST 2015

Which Australian wines match a Christmas meal of seafood with pavlova dessert?

English friends are coming for Christmas lunch. Do we raise the Republican wine flag? And what should we drink?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Tue Dec 08 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling 2015 $7.85–$12

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Dec 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Where is the cheapest and most expensive coffee in Melbourne?

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Reverends Fine Coffee, on Brunswick Street, in Fortitude Valley on Saturday March 21, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Michelle Smith/Fairfax Media)

Is $4 too much for a coffee? It depends on where you buy it.

Drink,Victoria | Marissa Calligeros | Fri Dec 04 10:23:19 EST 2015

Canberra's beer scene: Why 2015 is one of the best years for craft brewing

Kevin Hingston helped set the stage for Pact Beer Co.

The capital's beer world had a lot of movers and shakers this year, and perhaps the best is yet to come as it will have plenty of wind in its sails for 2016.

Drink,Top 10 Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra wine region: 2015 tipped to be one of the best vintages in decades

Nick O'Leary produced two top reislings at his Murrumbateman winery.

Some of the district's first 2015 rieslings are already proving to be the best since 1971. Winemakers are hoping their shirazes, other reds and whites will follow suit.

Top 10 Drink,Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Dec 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan's top wine picks

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Nov 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine review: Freeman Hilltops Prosecco $23

A wine ... for lazy mornings

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Fri Nov 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine agony aunt: The ins and outs of decanters

To decant or not; that is the question.

Is it really necessary to own a wine decanter, or is it about as essential as a fish fork?

Drink | Wine agony aunt | Wed Nov 25 00:15:00 EST 2015

Why Nick O'Leary's riesling joins other world-class wines from Canberra District

Chris Shanahan reviews NSW’s best wine - Nick O'Leary shiraz - and a selection of Canberra’s great rieslings and shirazes.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Is self-serve beer coming to a bar near you in Canberra?

Chris Shanahan reveals the self-serve beer revolution and reviews a pair of top brews.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Nov 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Best bubbly for the festive season 2015

Champagne.

It's party season and the champagne corks are popping. Here's our list of best French and Aussie fizz to set you on a festive summer course.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 24 00:15:00 EST 2015

Party-starter cocktails: Easy, one-jug drinks for the whole crew

Nothing shouts "party" quite as loudly as these big jugs of summery fun. No special equipment needed, and no special knowledge – just a few easy-to-find ingredients and a commitment to getting...

Drink | Fred Siggins | Tue Nov 24 00:15:00 EST 2015

Time to sparkle: Best Australian and French bubbles for the festive season

Champagne cork popping

It’s party season and champagne corks are a’poppin’. Here’s our list of best French and Aussie fizz to set you on a festive summer course.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Nov 23 16:43:46 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wine reviews

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

Wine review of Holm Oak Tasmania Arneis 2015

Chris Shanahan, phone 0402 614 639

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