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Quaffers: BentSpoke celebrates first birthday on June 6

Chris Shanahan reviews BentSpoke's Grainy, and Larken's Brown. The Canberra brewery marks its first birthday in June.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan reviews cheap wines that are very drinkable for Canberrans

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Chris Shanahan reviews the low-cost, hot stuff for this week's wine reviews beginning June 3. His wine of the week is Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2012.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Morning or afternoon? The best time to drink a cup of coffee

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 04:  A fresh cappuccino sits on a table at Bonanza Coffee cafe in Prenzlauer Berg district on May 4, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is among Europe's most popular urban tourist destinations and the city offers a rich cafe and coffee culture.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The best time to drink a cup of coffee? Not first thing in the morning.

Drink | Roberto A. Ferdman | Tue Jun 02 08:15:31 EST 2015

Mugshot road-tests the Lavazza Fantasia capsule coffee machine

Matt Holden puts Lavazza's latest pod coffee machine through its paces.

Drink | Matt Holden | Tue Jun 02 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Heartland Langhorne Creek Dolcetto and Lagrein 2013 $20–$22

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

BentSpoke brewpub in Canberra celebrates first birthday with four new beers

BentSpoke is turning one on the June long weekend with a big, four-day celebration of beer.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

International Wine Challenge trophy for Lerida Estate shiraz viognier 2013

IWC award winner: Lerida Estate owner Jim Lumbers.

Lerida Estate has won a gold medal and trophy for its shiraz viognier 2013 at the International Wine Challenge in London, one of the biggest wine shows in the world.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer Company founder Kevin Hingston to launch Canberra's newest brew label

Success story: Canberra brewer Kevin Hingston is to launch his Pact Beer Company on June 4 at Transit Bar.

The capital's champion home brewer is turning his talents to local commercial beers.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan: Six wine varieties you've probably never tasted in Canberra

Chris Shanahan reveals six wine varieties, which have six different winemakers and are from five different regions for this week's wine reviews beginning May 27.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Killer Sprocket and Holgate Brewhouse brews

Chris Shanahan's beer news, and reviews of Killer Sprocket's Hey Juniper and Holgate Brewhouse's Nut Brown Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Brandy ready for a comeback

Brandy is an excellent friend of cocktails, such as this one containing rockmelon juice.

Wrap your hands around wood-aged, refined and complex brandy this winter.

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 26 12:45:00 EST 2015

Can wine really be worth $700 a bottle?

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Wealthy wine-buyers are pushing prices up at the sharp end.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue May 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan - Bowen Estate, Zeppelin and Heartland

Bowen Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $28.49-$35

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 23 23:45:00 EST 2015

Chris Shanahan wine reviews, May 20

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Ross Hill Pinnacle Series Shiraz 2013.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Whisky Live 2015 in Canberra: writer Martine Nouet shares food matching tips

Dark chocolate and whisky are a great food match.

Is it possible to become a whisky foodie? Martine Nouet certainly believes so and she offers a range of choices for those keen to try.

Drink,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Quaffers: Reviews of Stone Beer, Return of the Dread

Chris Shanahan's beer news, and reviews of Stone and Wood's Limited Release Stone Beer, and Little Creatures Return of the Dread Domestic Stout.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Australian red wine in running to be world's best

Michael Hill Smith (left) and Martin Shaw of Tasmanian winery Tolpuddle Vineyard.

A Tasmanian winery has been named as Australia's best for red wine and is in the running to be named best in the world.

Drink | Georgina Mitchell | Tue May 19 13:03:17 EST 2015

Bar hop: Bar Clarine

EPICURE – BAR HOP

Drink | Michael Harden | Tue May 19 00:00:00 EST 2015

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Coriole McLaren Vale Sangiovese 2013 $22–$25

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat May 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Canberra winery Eden Road hosts vertical riesling tasting at Ainslie Cellars

Ainslie Cellars will host a vertical riesling tasting from Eden Road wines to celebrate the 2015 vintage.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Fri May 15 19:55:54 EST 2015