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Quaffers: Growing appeal of Sully's cider

Chris Shanahan reviews Murray's Rude Boy Pilsner and 4 Pines Citrus IPA for Food & Wine magazine.

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

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, February 25

De Bortoli Melba Lucia 2012
Yarra Valley, Victoria.

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food & Wine magazine, February 25.

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

Mugshot: Roya, ojo de gallo and other diseases drive up specialty coffee prices

Coffee

A fungus outbreak has hit Central American and Mexican coffee farmers hard.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Vermouth rides a new wave

Negroni

Joining the party in the recent resurgence of aperitif-style drinking, and making a play for this summer's drink du jour, vermouth is proving that it's now good for a whole lot more than just rinsing...

Drink | Leanne Clancey | Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Huon Hooke's top 12 Tasmanian wine producers

The Tasmanian climate suits pinot noir grapes.

Judging from this year's Tasmanian Wine Show, offerings from the south are like liquid gold.

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

Adrienne and Lester Jesberg wine course at East Hotel, Canberra

Beaujolais can be a hard style to get right.

Wine experts Lester & Adrienne Jesberg are running a five-night wine appreciation course at the East Hotel in Kingston.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Mon Feb 23 15:39:17 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Hewitson Gun Metal Eden Valley Riesling 2014 $25–$28A. C. Byrnes Le Premier Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 $12.99Hesketh Barossa Valley Tempranillo 2013 $25

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

Has the craft beer machine reached saturation point?

Craft beer is a fast-growing category in Australia.

Not so long ago it was the beer revolution we'd been waiting for. Now though Callan Boys ponders whether his money could be better spent.

Drink | Callan Boys | Fri Feb 20 09:29:20 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, February 18, for Food & Wine magazine.

Drink | | Tue Feb 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Bridge Road Brewers' stout beers

Quaffers: Chris Shanahan reviews Bridge Road Brewers Enigma Pilsner and Bridge Road Brewers Brew 1000 Imperial Stout.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Melbourne's best cold coffee creations

Chill out: The Saigon cold coffee served at Nora Cafe.

Had enough cold-drip, Melbourne? As summer ends with a February meltdown, check these chilled coffee innovations.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Seeking love at first sip: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Perfect Match

The Acqua Panna Perfect Match events are a series of lively discussions about food and wine matching.

Indian food has only one true liquid love, and its name is beer - right? Wrong, say winemaker Shashi Singh and restaurateur Adam D'Sylva.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Beer battle 'priority' as watchdog puts heat on brewing giants over exclusive tap deals

An investigation into the country's two big beer giants, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, has been elevated to a 'priority matter' for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

An investigation into the country’s two big beer giants, Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, has been elevated to a 'priority matter' for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Drink | Adele Ferguson | Mon Feb 16 15:38:03 EST 2015

Fergus McGhie review: Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Barwang Tumbarumba Chardonnay is a gorgeous wine – the fact that it sells for a touch under $20 is amazing.

Drink | Fergus McGhie | Fri Feb 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Local craft beers 'bullied' out of pubs by foreign brewing giants

Melbourne's Thunder Road says an investigation into the big brewers' practices is overdue.

Australian craft beer makers are being locked out of pubs as a result of anti-competitive practices by a foreign brewing giant, consumer group Choice alleges.

Food News,Drink | Deborah Gough | Wed Feb 11 09:00:44 EST 2015

Quaffers: Flying Brick Cider House's wholesome all-fruit cider

Bold: Chris Shanahan reviews Flying Brick Original Cider and Flying Brick Pear Cider.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews: February 11

Chris Shanahan wine reviews for Food & Wine magazine issue February 11.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

Does size matter when it comes to wine bottles?

Upsize: A magnum of Dom Perignon at Bondy's Bar in Sydney.

I am thinking of buying a magnum, or even something bigger, for a dinner I am hosting. However, I’ve been told that the quality of wine is not the same as in a normal-sized bottle.

Drink | Cathy Gowdie | Tue Feb 10 14:34:38 EST 2015

Wine in a box: the cask turns 50

Happy 50th birthday cask wine.

The chateau cardboard hits a half-century this year, but is it still relevant?

Drink | Ruby Lohman | Mon Feb 09 14:52:33 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan, phone 0402 614 639

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 07 23:45:00 EST 2015