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New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2021

MEET THE WINNERS

Introducing Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

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Meet the Bear Grylls of Georgian Wine

BY Marcus best

Uncovering Victoria’s Hidden Gems

BY Brendan Black

Barossa's Bright Side

BY AMY NORTHCOTT

The Timelessness of Tulloch Wines

by josh martin

Garden of Eden: Poonawatta

by toni paterson mw

Nick Stock: Tasting Australia 2021

BY Judy sarris

Muse's Troy Rhoades-Brown

VINEYARD CHEF Q&A
BY MILLIE HOSIE

The Magic of McLaren Vale

BY Paula rose Castronova

Must-Visit Wineries in the Hunter Valley

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Two Days in the Yarra Valley

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FOOD

Barbeques Galore

SEASONAL recipes and wine matches

What to Drink with Summer Herbs

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

Single-Site Marlborough Sav Blanc

staff picks
BY DOM SWEENEY

A Taste of Rhône

Panel Tasting
BY Nick Bulleid MW

The Best Rosé Dozen for 2021

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Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

Must-Buy Hunter & Yarra Valley Wines

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REGULARS

Modern Times

There are only so many gins the Australian market can sustain, so local distillers are coming up with wild and wonderful liqueurs that stand out from the crowd.

Hard Borders

When it comes to protecting Australian grapes from nasty pests, even Border Force has a role to play.

Prized Pinot

Silky, perfumed pinot noir is the winemakers’ grape, due in no small part to its many challenges and potential rewards.

King of Cool

It produces top-quality wines prized by consumers while the location suggests it’s bullet-proof when it comes to climate change. Tasmania has got it all going on.

The Mid Field

With the alcohol level in many craft beers skyrocketing ever higher, the mid-strength contingent is finally coming of age.

Must-Try Wines from Northern Italy

From the delicate and aromatic wines of the Italian Alps to high-quality sparkling and ageworthy reds, Northern Italy is home to many wines that are well worth exploring. Angus Hughson reviews his favourites.

Off the Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine world, including venue openings in SA, Qld and Vic along with new releases from Smith & Sheth CRU, Lyre's and Sparkke.

Smash Hits

The vinous vernacular delivers a lesson in linguistic complexity.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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SABINE SCHMITZ

What’s On

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AMY NORTHCOTT

Sommelier's Choice

Sarah Atkinson had a background in hospitality when she left Canada, but it was here in Australia that a spark was ignited, launching her career as a sommelier.

Meet the Maker – Rory Lane of The Story Wines

Inspired by the urban craft beer scene in Portland, Rory Lane started The Story Wines in Melbourne in his early twenties. Now, Rory is crafting wines from the Grampians and Henty, along with his own The Story Wines Gin.

Cullen’s New Wine Room

Ushering in a new era for Cullen Wines, the vineyard, winery and restaurant have been transformed into a unified space.

Keeping Cool

LG Electronics Australia has added the 430l Wine Cellar (RRP A$8,999) to its Signature range, an initiative for which they originally collaborated with Danish industrial designer Torsten Valeur.

Test Your Knowledge

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