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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

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, April 1

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Yalumba The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2009.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Australian International Beer Awards winners unite to make one brew

The "collaboration beer", to be called Girt by Three, will combine traditional and modern brewing approaches.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

DIY vino revolution: making wine in a bucket

Harvesting black grapes.

With wine now being made in buckets and inner-city warehouses, is the next logical step our bathtubs and backyard sheds?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Mar 30 17:25:21 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Kaiora Bay Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $14.99

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

Wine writer Fergus McGhie reviews Voyager Estate 2014 Chenin Blanc Margaret River

Chenin blanc can make some great wines and the Voyager Estate is a fine example of the variety.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Mar 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Queensland wine writer Tyson Stelzer wins international award

Award-winner Tyson Stelzer.

Former science teacher is now a world authority on champagne.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Fri Mar 27 11:00:15 EST 2015

Canberra wine vintage report 2015: Winemakers tip 'fantastic' results

Workers harvested about 20 tonnes of grapes at Four Winds Vineyard.

In what was one of the district's earliest harvests, local winemakers are now hopeful of outstanding vintages for this year.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Mar 25 16:37:40 EST 2015

Canberra: A city of coffee snobs, survey finds

Caity Reynolds, head barista at The Cupping Room in Civic, tastes coffee for flavour.

Survey finds Canberrans are more likely to choose beans over instant coffee and more likely to go to a cafe to get our fix than any other major capital.

Drink | Primrose Riordan | Wed Mar 25 12:41:34 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, March 25

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Peter Lehmann H&V Eden Valley Riesling 2014.

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

Quaffers: Sydney brews up fifth year of beer week

Sydney brews up craft beer week.

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

Australia's coffee capital is ...

Coffee Alchemy, Marrickville.

Rise and grind Australia. A recent poll has reignited the coffee wars of the land down under

Drink | Lucy Cormack | Tue Mar 24 17:55:11 EST 2015

Low-alcohol wine on its way

A Forrest winery in New Zealand.

A New Zealand winemaker turns over an old leaf and finds the answer.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews

Chris Shanahan tastes a sagniovese, a shiraz and a riesling.

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