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THE INDEPENDENT DRINKS JOURNAL
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Foradori Legacy

WINE FOCUS
by DAVID BROOKES

Top 10 Bars: Milan

TRAVEL
by  Nino Zoccali

In the ’borough

World wine
by DOM SWEENEY

Napa Project

wine Focus
by judy sarris

Peak Perfection

WORLD WINE
by natasha hughes MW

Italian Delights

Panel tasting
by Nick Bulleid MW

New Zealand Winemaker

OF THE YEAR WinnerS 2019

Adelaide Hills

WINE DRIVE
BY TONY LOVE

 A Love of 
Alsace 

TRAVEL
by margaret rand

Super Salads

recipes and wine matches

Cured Fish

what to drink with

Best Buy Wines

Top 100 New Release Wines

Barossa Wine Auction

Don’t miss your chance to expand your cellar with some of the Barossa’s most rare and sought-after wines.
REGULARS

Value Burgundy

For the Burgundy lover there is no greater sorrow than being deprived – as reasonably priced drops are hard to come by. Nick Stock delves into the winemaking world of Domaine Jean Fournier to discover the highest quality and best-value options for the Burgundy drinkers.

Wines of While

After a hiccup at the beginning, Wines of While has swiftly found its footing as one of the premier spaces to indulge in natural wines and locally sourced food.

Quiet Achievers

You may be surprised to see a stalwart producer on these pages, but sometimes it's important to check up on the quiet achievers. Plus, one of the most exciting producers of the moment.

Summer Cocktails

Nothing beats the summer swelter like a cool cocktail. Franz Scheurer talks about the history of spirits, the ‘cocktail craze’, and shares some refreshing drink recipes to stave off the heat.
Anderson has only made two wines under Takapoto Estate - both World’s Best Pinot Noir.

World-class Wine

Another year gone, and another year of amazing wine experiences. Bob Campbell MW shares the highlights of his 2018 wine tasting travels throughout New Zealand.

Fresh Fancies

Seven Old World producers with a definitive focus on freshness have tickled Nick Stock's fancy recently: two from Italy, one from Spain and four from France.

Terroir-stricken

Andrew Caillard MW pays tribute to wine collector Anders Josephson, whose boundless passion for Australian wine gave a huge boost to the domestic industry when it was most needed.

Phoenix Rising

The Port Wine Trade is undergoing a major transformation. While basic Port sales are trending downward, the industry is successfully marketing its premium offerings, boosting overall profits.

Sommelier’s Choice

Sixpenny sommelier Bridget Raffal is a candidate for the NZ Wine Sommit.

Chardonnay

The famous drop has come a long way in Australian winemaking history. Once uncommon, now the most popular white variety, we invite you to raise a glass to chardonnay's journey.

Sweet & Sour

Refining flavour, methods and Old World style, and fashioning a beer to meet Australia’s ever-evolving palate.
Ben Gould wants to see a 100% organic Margaret River.

Organic is the Future

Margaret River shines as an organic-friendly region, but not every winemaker has made the move to certification. Blind Corner’s Ben Gould explains why all wineries should join the trend.

The Chinese DNA

Jeremy Oliver raises a glass to China’s wine drinking culture and invites Australians to embrace an Asian perspective to enjoying the wine lifestyle.

Colonagram

Could a simple colonoscopy be the future best friend of the average wine enthusiast?

Hunter Revealed

Hunter Wine: A History is a riveting read that looks at the shaping of the Hunter Valley wine region. History and heritage – including some surprising revelations – are explored in rich detail. It’s the perfect addition to the wine history buff’s collection.
Gemtree Wines Cellar Door

Travel Log

Three of our must visit destinations both local and abroad.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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JUDY SARRIS

A Dozen Rosés

Forget the flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day – instead, give that special someone a dozen rosés. Here are 12 of our favourites from the past year.

Wine List of the Year 2019

It’s that time of the year again, when GT WINE teams up with The Drinks Association and Riedel to track down the best wine lists through Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.

Get Outta Town

Travelling in style to the Canberra District wine region is now a lot easier, with Canberra Helicopters offering chartered trips from Canberra Airport to Shaw Vineyard Estate's new cellar door, and back. 

Howzat!

Wines with celebrity pairings can often come off as kitsch and uninspired. But legendary English cricketer and commentator Sir Ian Botham has bucked the trend, delivering a range of wines with class, style and ageability.

Gold Standard

Is the western wine judging system throwing off Chinese consumers? That's the question prominent China-based Master of Wine Fongyee Walker is asking wine show judges. 

Top Tourism

Two NSW wineries have been recognised at the NSW Tourism Awards in 2018. 

Brazilian Comes to the Hunter

Since opening its doors at the historic Dalwood Estate on the banks of the picturesque Hunter River earlier this year, Mr Busby’s has become a favourite for diners looking to indulge in the stunning surroundings of the vineyards and enjoy a memorable meal with family and friends.

Wine Export Extraordinaire

Barossa winery Torbreck has been named Australia’s Regional Exporter of the Year at the 56th National Australian Export Awards.

New Vineyards

De Bortoli Wines has expanded its vineyard holdings and operations in Victoria with the purchase of Rutherglen Estate, from the estate’s Hong Kong owner. 

Cellar Door at Home

An Adelaide start-up has trialled a new system of marketing Australian wines to Chinese consumers. 

New Old Vines

The owners of Hunter Valley winery Usher Tinkler, Usher and Ebony Tinkler have bought 25 hectares of the original Lindeman’s Ben Ean property.

From One Gen to the Next

New Zealand’s Family of Twelve has announced the second instalment of their wine tutorial to take place 4-6 August, 2019 at Villa Maria’s Auckland estate. 

Good, Better, Best's

Best’s Wines and the Grampians subregion of Great Western are practically synonymous. It is the largest winery to have the geographical indicator of “Great Western” on its labels, and it has just grown even bigger, recently increasing its vineyard holdings.

Cruising Away

In the October/November 2018 issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE, in partnership with Ponant, we offered readers the chance to win a luxury twelve-day cruise for two, valued at A$17,260. 

Valley of the Gin

There's always room for another gin in the cabinet, especially for one with a provenance like this. Emirates has released 1832 Wolgan Gin, which has been locally distilled in Wolgan Valley, NSW. 

Readers' Choice: You Decide

Which is your favourite wine list in Australia?