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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

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

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

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

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

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

Quaffers: Judas the Dark seduces, but Full Metal Anorak thrills

Judas the Dark gives a timeless villain an Aussie twist, while BrewCult intrigues with its a dark-brown IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 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

Poor Toms Gin: Canberrans Griffin Blumer, Jesse Kennedy start Sydney distillery

A bottle of Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin.

It started with two Canberra lads and a mutual love of gin. Now Jesse Kennedy and Griffin Blumer have turned that love into a crowdfunded microdistillery - Poor Toms Gin.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue Jun 23 16:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Wolf Blass Original Collection McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013 $20

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 23 15:04:58 EST 2015

Top five specialty coffee spots in Sydney

Edition Coffee Roasters

You don't have to look far for great, full-bodied coffee in Sydney. Here are some standouts.

Drink | Myffy Rigby | Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Torbreck Barossa Valley Cuvee Juveniles 2013 $25

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jun 20 23:45:00 EST 2015