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New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2022

MEET THE WINNERS

Wines of Galicia: Godello & Mencía

BY TOM KLINE

Tasting Australia 2022

Q&A WITH DRINKS CURATOR NICK STOCK
BY AMY NORTHCOTT

Between Two Worlds: Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills

BY AMY NORTHCOTT

Bird On A Wire’s Caroline Mooney

BY Brendan Black

Q&A with Andy Crestani of Pipeclay Pumphouse

BY MILLIE HOSIE

Sacred Sites: Braemore Vineyard

BY toni paterson mw
TRAVEL

Wine Drive: Hawke’s Bay

BY Simone Madden-Grey

Curating the Canberra District

BY MARCUS BEST

48 Hours in Launceston

BY cassandra charlick

A Weekend in the Yarra Valley

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION
FOOD

A Taste Of The Barrio

SEASONAL recipes FROM BYRON BAY'S BARRIO EATERY + BAR
wine matches FROM PETER BOURNE

What to Drink With Soya Beans

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

Top 12 Grüner Veltliners

STYLE GUIDE
BY DOM SWEENEY & CSILLA SWAIN

Riesling Round-up

Panel Tasting: EDEN VALLEY & GREAT SOUTHERN RIESLING
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

REGULARS

Skin In The Game

It might seem like a bold move to switch off the synthetics, but Angus Vinden and others like him with an eye on the future are fortifying Australia’s winemaking for years to come.

Drawing a Blanc

Spare a thought for poor old sauvignon blanc, whipping boy for wine enthusiasts who dismiss the grape’s merits and ignore premium examples made here and overseas.

Best of Baijiu

This ancient clear spirit from China is big business and, with ABV levels reaching 65%, a big drink. Here’s a discerning guide.

Burgundy & Beyond

The future looks bright for lovers all of things Burgundy, Barolo and Champagne.

Grassy Notes

Notoriously hard to get right, these hemp-based beers were two years in development. Prepare to have your mind altered.

Imports: Spain

There’s more to Spain than Rioja and Sherry, with a number of wine regions rediscovering indigenous grapes, many of which were thought lost to history.

The Tail End

Forget the naysayers, the story of Casella’s extraordinarily successful Yellow Tail label is ripe for retelling in a canon of Australian wine.

Fake Fanta

Can Trumpian taste buds determine the real flavour of anything anymore?

Ellie Ash of Lagoon Dining & Gospel Distillery

As a child it wasn’t the presents that got Ellie Ash excited about her birthday, but the restaurant where she’d end up celebrating it – so you could say it was clear a career in wine and food was on the cards. 

Off The Press

Find out the latest in the wine and food world, including openings in Tasmania, McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Hunter Valley and Sydney along with new releases from Lyre's and Brookie's.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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What’s On

BY AMY NORTHCOTT

Meet the Maker – Courtney Sang of Obsidian Wines

GT WINE spoke with Courtney Sang, Assistant Winemaker and Vineyard Supervisor at Obsidian Wines in New Zealand's Waiheke.

From Refugee to Sommelier

Follow the true story of Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team with the new documentary Blind Ambition. We spoke exclusively with the directors and cast.

Food And Sake – The Perfect Union

With interest in sake increasing around the country, we’ve called on renowned sake expert Yukino Ochiai of Deja Vu Sake to help us understand this beverage in all its guises. Here is her regular column to feature in GT WINE. Kampai!

Lake George Winery Pays Homage To Dr Edgar Riek 

Canberra District’s Lake George Winery has released a special fortified called Edgar’s Press, in honour of Canberra pioneering vigneron, the late Dr Edgar Riek. 

Test Your Knowledge

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