The Canberran

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Slip-sliding Away on Australia Day

by The Editor

Slip 'n' Slide 1

Australia Day, Invasion Day, Hottest 100 Day. Call it what you will, regardless it’s a great day to get a few friends together, crack some beers and tunes and have a bit of fun.

We found some enterprising locals down near the lake, who had undertaken quite an endeavor in order to put on a party. Read the rest of this entry »

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LikeCanberra – Entries Closing Soon

by The Editor

Like Canberra Logo-BLACK600 If you’ve been anywhere near social media lately, particularly if you follow us on Twitter, you may have come across the Centenary of Canberra‘s LikeCanberra campaign. Needless to say, it’s been a resounding success.  On Saturday, The Canberra Times reported there have been over 12,000 submissions to the website, and entries are closing very soon.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2009 Yarrh Cabernet Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

Yaaaarrh! You scurvy dog!

Ok, we got that out of our system. Even a Canberran can’t escape the need to talk like a pirate whilst drinking Yarrh Vineyard wines. However to have their wines known purely for a painfully obvious pirate-reference would be a damn shame.

Based just outside Murrumbateman, Yarrh are single vineyard, individual and really doing their own thing. Yarrh wines are an honest representation of their vineyard, year in and year out. Visiting their unique cellar-door is a great opportunity to taste wines that don’t taste like anything else. Yarrh isn’t trying to be like any other vineyard, follow trends or dumb things down for us… let’s check it out.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2008 Brindabella Hills Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

Hello all, it’s that time again… where we dedicate ourselvesd to trying, testing, deciphering and lusting after more of the produce from our local vineyards.  On this occassion we are in the Hall region of Canberra at Brindabella Hills; and it’s Shiraz we are after.

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On the honey: life’s sweet at ONA Manuka

by TheEA

North side or South side?  Daily, Canberrans wrestle with some difficult choices.  The lake-shaped mental block shapes where one lives, eats,  shops and drinks coffee.  Luckily, The Canberran is not partisan, and Barrister Barista accepts all briefs.  This week, we followed the bean train back South, disembarking in the first home of Canberra’s ONA Coffee, on the Lawns in Manuka.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2010 Mount Majura Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

Seeing as the highest temperature in our Nation’s Capital this week has been 13 degrees, we’re still in red country. Don’t worry, we also love the whites of the Canberra region – we’ll have some coming up over the next few Tipples.

But for now, let us say “We love you… Shiraz.”

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ANZAC Day and the Ex-Servicemen’s Club

by The Editor

Today is ANZAC Day.  Many Canberrans rose to participate in the dawn service while others  indulged in a sleep-in, missing both the early morning tribute and the march.  Should you fall in to either category, there is a great opportunity to redeem yourself and give something back to those who have served.

interestingly, the opportunity lies in Manuka or, at least, it used to.

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The Thursday Tipple: 2010 Bourke Street Shiraz

by The Editor

2010 Bourke Street Shiraz

We are holding our own well in the Canberra region. Very well indeed, as evidenced by the high-profile exhibitors at this year’s Harvest Festival. While Shiraz in Australia is inevery way a big, generous and hearty varietal,  Canberra is giving Shiraz-lovers something different – a difference evident in the 2010 Bourke Street Shiraz.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2010 Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier

by The Editor

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of regional wine reviews.  Each fortnight we’ll sample a local drop and let you know where you can track it down in restaurants or for home. 

Cheers!

So. Here we are again, Shiraz Viognier. You… me… and my inability to pronounce your name correctly. I don’t care. I read on the interwebs that the 2009 Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier was awarded Champion Wine of Show at the recent ActewAGL Canberra Regional Wine Show. So I’m exploring your younger sibling (the 2010) to see what all the fuss was about.
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Update: What’s Happening in East Row?

by The Editor

In late October we asked what was happening in the Saraton Bulding at the top of City Walk in the bus interchange. Fences had been erected, workers were feverishly nailing various objects together, and the site gave every indication a highly organised fit-out taking place. So, what the Hell was it?

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