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

Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards 2020

The Gourmet Traveller WINE Store

GT WINE Reader Survey 2020

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

50 Wine Experiences for 2021

Wine & Bikes: Guide to the 2021 Santos Festival of Cycling

FEATURES

Happy in Harmony: Box Grove's Sarah Gough

by Brendan Black

The Magic of Seppelt's Drumborg Vineyard

by toni paterson mw

New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2021

FINALISTS

A Tribute to Taras Ochota

BY Nick Stock

New Wine Writer Award: The Characters

BY Zachary Phillips

PepperGreen Estate's James Thompson & Mark Chance

VINEYARD CHEF Q&A
BY MILLIE HOSIE

The Festive Gin Guide

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION
FOOD

Easy Entertaining Recipes for Summer

new season recipes and wine matches

What to Drink with Festive Ham

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

Meunier Landing

12 of the best meunier-based champagnes
BY DOM SWEENEY

Blanc de Noirs & Sparkling Shiraz

Panel Tasting
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

REGULARS

The Distillers Putting Martinborough Gin on the Map

The Wairarapa is renowned for its pinot but has recently put forward a strong case for gin, too.

Battery Not Included

Sustainability and a smaller carbon footprint are hard enough for smaller wineries to achieve, so how are the big guys doing it?

Gris Grows Up

Pinot gris is a tricky grape that has found a home in cooler New Zealand but has struggled for support in Australia. It’s time to change that.

Victorian Wine's Italian Connection

Fleeing strife in their homelands, immigrants have brought so much to Australia – not least their winemaking passion and prowess.

Smooth Sailing

It’s been choppy waters for WA brewery Gage Roads, but a recent buyback has seen it wrest control from the big boys.

24 Must-Have Wines from the Loire Valley

Angus Hughson reviews sensational drops from the Garden of France.

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine world, including new cellar door openings in SA, results from the inaugural Chenin Blanc Challenge and new releases from Printhie Wines, Chateau Tanunda and Voyager Estate.

Great-full

Will the world – and wine industry – ever recover from Trump taint?

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

Instagram

#GTWINE

Objects

COMPILED BY
SABINE SCHMITZ

What’s On

TEXT BY
AMY NORTHCOTT

Sommelier's Choice

While studying for a geology degree, James Boden was dining out when he was approached by a sommelier who had overheard him explaining how rosé was made. Fast-forward a week and James was all suited up, ready to work as a sommelier at Rockpool Bar & Grill – and he hasn’t looked back since.

Q&A with Michael Andrewartha of East End Cellars

East End Cellars is an Adelaide institution, its astute wine selection capturing the interest of palates worldwide. Toni Paterson MW speaks with proprietor Michael Andrewartha.

Meet the Makers – Kyle Ford & Georgia Conn of Finders Distillery

Some may say it’s crazy to start a brand in 2020, but Georgia Conn and Kyle Ford have done exactly that – and it’s doing well, too. The duo launched Finders Distillery in Sydney in March, with an Australian dry gin and more recently added an Australian vodka to their portfolio.

The Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial 2020

It’s time to pop the bubbles here at GT WINE HQ, with our very own Digital Editor Dom Sweeney selected as one of 12 successful applicants to attend New Zealand’s prestigious Family of Twelve Tutorial for 2020.

Write On – New Wine Writer Award 2020

We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the standard and number of entries for this year’s GT WINE/WCA New Wine Writer Award. Congratulations to all our finalists and our winner Zachary Phillips, with his article 'The Characters'.

Organic Awards

Sponsored by Gourmet Traveller WINE, the Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020 has been designed to celebrate the finest drops from Australia’s best certified organic and biodynamic winemakers.

On Our Bookshelf

Check out the latest books on our shelf for summer, including On Bordeaux and Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World by Adrienne Stillman.

Test Your Knowledge

Think you know your wine? Take our GT WINE Quiz to see how you shape up!