You have free articles remaining this month.
Subscribe now for 50c a week. Subscribe
Login
THE INDEPENDENT DRINKS JOURNAL
SUBSCRIBE

New Pastures

VINEYARD FOCUS
by MAX ALLEN

On Foreign Soil

WORLD WINE
by martin gillam

Weird & Wonderful

wineRY Focus
by Ken gargett

Canberra District

WINE DRIVE
by julian rifkin

Franciacorta

Travel
by Margaret rand

Italy Meets Australia

Panel tasting
by Nick Bulleid MW

Wine List of the Year Awards 2019

Women in Wine Dinner

at THE STAR

The Venue With No Menu

VINEYARD CHEFS
by Judy sarris

Spring Herbs

recipes and wine matches

What to Drink With

Dumplings
BY PETER BOURNE

Best Buy Wines

Top 100 New Release Wines

Winemaker of the Year 2019

FINALISTS
REGULARS

Fine & Prime

There is much to be said for a wine that scarcely hits our shores before it is swept up by the avid wine lover. Nick Stock shares some of his favourites from Baltes, Foillard and Müller.

A World of Difference

There is a contrast in attitudes to the job of sommelier between the developing and developed world, as observed by Jancis Robinson MW, but a new generation seems to be changing that.

A Rare Vintage

As potentially one of the last 2002 vintage Champagnes to hit the market, and with many of the wines from that vintage now difficult to find, Lanson’s Noble Cuvée Brut is a terrific buy.

Destination Cymru

After nearly a century-long hiatus the Welsh spirits scene is back in action, with some excellent examples of whisky from two notable distilleries.

Vested Interest

Andrew Caillard MW says there are no doubt conflicts of interest present in the wine writing industry, but that it’s about “how we manage our own personal conflicts”.

Little Secret

One producer is often forgotten about, and many of its fans would like to keep it that way, the other is sometimes impossible to find. Mike Bennie lets us in on his little secrets.

Under Threat

Australian wine’s position in the Chinese market is in danger of slipping, as new on-premise figures reveal we’re still not where we should be.

Cabernet Sauvignon

An important variety in Bordeaux, cabernet sauvignon has travelled the globe and flourished, most notably in the Australian wine regions of Yarra Valley, Coonawarra and Margaret River.

Local Drop

Julian Tompkin notes a recent brewhaha over local brewpubs and explores the ‘gold rush’ of this craft beer movement.

About Time

Sustainable grape growing in Australia has lagged behind the likes of New Zealand, which has had a credible national initiative since the mid 1990s, but that might be changing.

Sommelier’s Choice

Moving from regional Australia to a major city can be a daunting experience, but when Louella Mathews transplanted herself from the Orange wine region where she grew up to the big smoke of Sydney, she met someone who would inspire her to go on to great things.

Job Seekers

MPs from across the political spectrum got their applications in to join our tasting panel.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

Instagram

#GTWINE

Objects

COMPILED BY
SABINE SCHMITZ

What’s On

TEXT BY
JUDY SARRIS
MILLIE HOSIE

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine and food world.

2019 Australian Vintage Report

Read the latest 2019 vintage reports from New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Mighty McNicol Chalks up 20 Years

Few winemakers in the country can lay claim to bottle ageing their premium wines for 10 years before first release, with Mitchell Wines’ McNicol label almost standing alone in this esteemed category.

Legends in the Valley

In 1985, Greg Silkman arrived in the Hunter Valley and established Tamburlaine Wines, which has since grown into Australia’s largest independent organic wine producer.

Sign me up to the GT WINE Newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.