Wine review – McCrae Mist Pinot Noir

McCrae Mist Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015 Dan Murphy’s currently lists this little-known Mornington pinot at $17.99 a bottle, or $17.09 as part of a six-bottle buy – though the vintage isn’t stated online. Our bottle remained on the tasting bench for four days and it impressed without degradation throughout. We gained the impression of […]

Black day for Canberra’s Wig and Pen

Dark solace for winter solstice June 21 marked a black day for the Wig and Pen, Canberra’s oldest brewpub. “We’re launching a huge dark fest, featuring 10 dark beers”, says brewer Frazer Brown. The exotic line up of malty winter warmers comprises four existing Wig and Pen favourites and six new brews, including a Pact […]

Beer review – Six Point Brewery, Fuller’s

Six Point Brewery Bengali (NY, USA) 355ml $4.80 Six Point Bengali appeals for it glowing golden colour, dense, white head and inviting citrusy, hoppy aroma. The syrupy rich, 6.5-per-cent-alcohol palate provides the body and malt sweetness to arm-wrestle the extraordinary thrust and bitterness of the hops which, in the end, win the struggle to give […]

Five new Canberra beers for winter

Canberra, look out for a slew of new winter beers from our local breweries. One of the beers is an election special from Pact Beer Co – it surely had to happen and it could only happen in Canberra. Brewer Kevin Hingston created this beer just for the election and called it the Double Dissolution Disillusion Double Bitter. Try saying that […]