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Get Around Gisborne

Travel
by Simone Madden-Grey

Bundaberg

Travel
BY JOsh Martin

Top 10 Bars: Vancouver

travel
by nina caplan
FEATURES

Great Whites

Regional focus - Central Otago
by daniel honan

Barossa Grenache

Wine focus
by tony Love

Sustainable Ways

vineyard focus
by dom sweeney

Vintage Port

world wine
by ken gargett

Taste of Tenerife

World wine
by tim Atkin mw

Australia Shines

Wine Event - TASTING AUSTRALIA
by Judy Sarris

Balance in Wine

Negociants’ Working with Wine award
BY William Schibeci

The Hunt for Gather

VINEYARD CHEF - Tom Tilbury
by millie hosie

New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2020

WINNERS
FOOD

Pickle Your Fancy - Pickled, Cured and Fermented

recipes and wine matches

What to Drink with Chicken

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

A Dozen Rosés

Tasting
BY DOM SWEENEY & JULIAN RIFKIN

Sauvignon Blanc

Panel Tasting
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

100 Top New Release Wines

REGULARS

Points of Difference

Small and laser-focused offerings from three producers bring a point of difference to three well-known Australian wine regions.

Organic Love

Tamburlaine Wines holds a special place in Max Allen’s heart, and not just because it’s one of Australia’s biggest players in organic wine.

Cheers to Tiers

Two years spent in Northern California during the ’70s was all it took for Brian and Ann Croser to act on their new-found love of chardonnay – they planted it back home.

Gewürztraminer

Since its arrival to Australia’s shores, through to its early popularity in the ’70s and now with new-generation drinking, the spice-filled gewürztraminer grape variety has indeed made its mark.

Cutlass Act

Quality craft beer is a staple in Adelaide, but a few brewers have gone above and beyond to offer class-act styles.

Martini Magic

An icon of mixology, the martini is still an enigma to many. From its inception in the late 19th century to modern day interpretations, the search for perfection continues.

Tom McHugo’s

Tasmania’s guilty of a great many glorious feats – from enviable winemaking and brewing to fresh, elegant cuisine. Put them all together and you get Tom McHugo’s.

Luxury Shangri-La

Bordeaux grape varieties are thriving in China’s Dêqên County, from where reds of elegance and opulence are making a name for themselves.

Clone Wars

Andrew Caillard MW sees no evidence contrary to his suggestion that Margaret River produces the nation’s finest chardonnay, no doubt helped along by its long history with the Gingin clone.

Wine Wars

Can Australia maintain its excellence and keep visiting wine enthusiasts interested?

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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What’s On

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AMY NORTHCOTT

Off The Press

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

Château Tanunda Turns 130

A major tasting of Château Tanunda’s 130th anniversary range showed the impressive quality and value of the Grand Barossa Shiraz and Cabernet (A$25) – the former with its floral notes, plush blackberry pastille flavours and balanced silky tannins.

On Our Bookshelf

Check out the books on our reading list including the latest edition of Tyson Stelzer's Champagne Guide, David Box's Australian Gin and Julian Tompkin's expert guide Wanderlust in Berlin.

More Than a Lifetime’s Work

Last year Clare Valley masters Jim Barry chalked up 60 years in style, winning a swag of awards and continuing to dominate wine shows. But it’s their celebratory book, More Than a Lifetime’s Work, that piques interest – a must for any Jim Barry fan or those interested in the Clare Valley. Printed in large hardback format, the book can be personally signed upon request.

Wine Producers Count the Cost

Australia is experiencing what has been described as an unprecedented bushfire season, and it’s far from over. Since September 2019, an estimated 6 million hectares of land has burned.

Sparkking Conversation

If you’re looking for a conversation starter, the Sparkke Change Beverage Company has launched five new social messaging labels on its 100% naturally brewed alcoholic drinks range.

Wine List of the Year 2020

Gourmet Traveller WINE is again teaming up with Tucker Seabrook, The Drinks Association, Vintec and Riedel to recognise and reward Australia’s best wine lists and the talented sommeliers from around Australia who are responsible for them.

Readers’ Choice Award

Gourmet Traveller WINE is delighted to invite our valued readers to nominate the venue with the wine list that they feel should be recognised as Australia’s best.

Test Your Knowledge

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

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