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Bordeaux En Primeur 2020

BY Daniel Airoldi DipWSET

Meet the Winemakers Spearheading a Turkish Renaissance

BY Marcus best

Winemaker of the Year 2021

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ENTER the NEW WINE WRITER AWARD

How an Aussie Ended Up in the Umbrian Wine Business

BY dom sweeney

Sacred Sites: Hill of Grace

BY Toni Paterson MW

The Science Behind
Whole-Bunch Wines

BY Daniel Honan

Matt Adams of Timbre Kitchen

VINEYARD CHEF Q&A
BY MILLIE HOSIE

Sake-curious? Here's the Best Place to Start

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION
TRAVEL

Wine Drive: Best of Orange in 3 Days

BY AMY NORTHCOTT

Your Guide to Beechworth’s Appointment-only Wineries

BY MARCUS BEST

A Weekend in the Barossa

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Explore the Rutherglen and King Valley

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FOOD

Winter Fare: Pies &
Slow-Cooked Recipes

SEASONAL recipes and wine matches

What to Drink with Minced Meat

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

12 Top Wines from Tumbarumba

STYLE GUIDE
BY DOM SWEENEY

44 Top Rated South Island Pinot Noirs

Panel Tasting: PART TWO NEW ZEALAND PINOT
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

Take a Trip to the Colour City

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION

Must-Buy Rutherglen and King Valley Wines

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REGULARS

How Your Wine Consumption Can Help Save the Planet

Dru Reschke is leading by example with Koonara, the first winery in Coonawarra certified organic.

Take a Bow, Sangiovese

The Italian grape is best known for its role in wines from Tuscany, but Australian winemakers are finding ways to make it a star on these shores.

The Top Sommelier Brewing Sake in the Drink's Heartland

Served hot or cold, Japan's national drink is taking off around the globe.

US Craft Beers are Making a Comeback

Arguably the birthplace of the craft beer renaissance, US brews haven’t interested Aussies. That’s about to change.

How Will our Trade Tussle with China Impact the Wine Industry?

Our wine industry has always been at the mercy of the broader geopolitical environment, and recent trade spats with China are no exception.

Imports: 12 Beautiful Expressions from the Chablis Region

There are precious few other places in the world where small changes in terroir are so evident as they are in the captivating region of Chablis.

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine world, including cellar door openings in the Adelaide Hills and Canberra District, as well as new releases from Sirromet.

An Ode to the Humble Mateus Rosé

The iconic Portuguese wine that launched a thousand palates.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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Sommelier's Choice – Kara Maisano

Every sommelier has that ‘ah-ha’ bottle that sparks a career in wine; for Kara Maisano it was a bottle of Warrenmang Black Puma Shiraz. She met winemaker Luigi Bazzani at a wine show and was captivated by the shiraz.

Meet the Maker – Josephine Perry

Meet Josephine (or you might know her as Jo) Perry who is behind the fresh and unconventional Dormilona Wines in Western Australia’s Margaret River.

Chris Hatcher on the 2021 Wolf Blass Luxury Collection

Released in April, the 2021 Wolf Blass Luxury Collection comprises some of the brand’s most exceptional wines to date. Dom Sweeney spoke with chief winemaker Chris Hatcher about the new releases, among other things.

Mike Bennie to Chair 2021 Australian Organic Wine Awards

Now part of the annual wine show calendar, Australian Organic are delighted announce wine legend Mike Bennie will be chair of judges for the 2021 Australian Organic Wine Awards.

Winter Sake

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 the first of her regular columns to feature in GT WINE. Kampai!

2021 Vintage Reports

Read 2021 Vintage Reports from wineries in Orange, Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Granite Belt, Rutherglen, Macedon Ranges and Swan Valley.

Test Your Knowledge

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