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Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

The light Miss Harry is winning friends, even among the hairy-chested.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Oct 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Pewsey Vale Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Rise of Stone and Wood

News of the brews and reviews of Riders XPA Strong Pale Ale and Little Creatures Dog Days Summer Beer

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

Rosé's popularity on the rise with men

Drink pink: The quality of Australian rosé has surged, as has the wine's popularity.

Rosé is having a moment. Why? Because it's fun, grown-up, warm-weather drinking - and also because "brosé" (yes, really) has become a Thing.

Drink | Michael Harden & Callan Boys | Tue Oct 20 00:15:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

The best wines to wet your whistle.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Oct 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

Winner announced for Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2015

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Drink | Natasha Rudra | Fri Oct 16 20:45:48 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Simao and Co Vintage Fortified 2014 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Simao and Co Vintage Fortified 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Canberra brewers spring into action

News of the brews and reviews of Greene King Abbot Ale and Konig Ludwig Weissbier.

Drink | | Tue Oct 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Wine Guide

Under $20

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2015

World's 50 Best Bar Awards: Sydney's Baxter Inn and Melbourne's Black Pearl make top 10

Cocktails at Artesian Bar at London's Langham Hotel. The Artesian was voted the World's Best Bar by industry experts in a worldwide survey for Drinks International magazine.

New York and London are still the place to be if you like your drinks delicious, absurdly creative and massively expensive.

Drink | Nick Miller | Fri Oct 09 08:38:05 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Vintner's Daughter Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Vintner's Daughter Riesling 2015 from Murrumbateman.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

Your guide to the Penfolds 2015 wine release

Penfolds Grange.

The much-anticipated Penfolds new wine release is upon us. But what to buy? Chris Shanahan offers a bottle-by-bottle guide.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Oct 06 19:59:19 EST 2015

Three Lads wine: Canberra trio launch new label for ACT region

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It took two childhood buddies and one experienced winemaker to create Canberra's newest wine label, the eponymous Three Lads.

Drink | Alexandra Back | Tue Oct 06 11:00:00 EST 2015

Is instant coffee the next big thing?

Is instant coffee making a comeback?

You might not need that fancy coffee machine much longer. 'Soluble' coffee is set to make a comeback.

Drink | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Oct 01 09:00:19 EST 2015

Quaffers: All set for Canberra's Beer Day Out

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Tickets are out for Beer Day Out and reviews of 4 Pines West Coast Red Rye IPA and Bright Brewery Hellfire Amber Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Sep 30 14:32:59 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews: Vickery Watervale Riesling 2015 is wine of the week

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Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Vickery Watervale Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Sep 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Mugshot: Glass half full moments

Awkward cafe moments: The latte in a glass conundrum.

Awkward cafe moment #27, the latest in a series: a customer of a certain age at an inner-north warehouse cafe has poured her caffe latte, served in a cappuccino-style tulip cup, into a water glass,...

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Sep 29 17:08:00 EST 2015

Clonakilla the big winner at Canberra Wine Show 2015

Clonakilla put shiraz viognier on the map for Canberra but that wasn't the wine that brought home four trophies at this year's Canberra and Region Wine Show.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Sun Sep 27 18:42:07 EST 2015

Australia and New Zealand culinary war in new front over flat white inventor

Flat white coffee.

Alan Preston claims his Sydney cafe's role in naming and popularising beverage is being airbrushed from history by a New Zealander.

Drink | James Robertson | Sun Sep 27 00:15:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan's wine reviews including Bremerton Special Release Langhorne Creek Mourvedre

A mourvedre gem for $24, a full-bore pinot grigio and a richly flavoured tempranillo.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Sep 26 23:45:00 EST 2015