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THE INDEPENDENT DRINKS JOURNAL
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Together Again

World wine
by Martin Gillam

Forging Ahead

wine Focus
by Julian Tompkin

Sicily Sip by Sip

Travel
by Natasha hughes mw

Going Strong

wine Focus
by peter forrestal

Rosé on Pour

Panel tasting
by Nick Bulleid MW

Granite Belt

wine drive
by ken gargett

150 Years of Henschke

wine focus
by nick stock

Sommeliers Shine

wine event
by JULIAN RIFKIN

Spring Chicken

recipes and wine matches

Beef

what to drink with

Best Buy Wines

Top 100 New Release Wines

Yarra Yering

Est. 1969

Winemaker of the Year 2018

MEET THE WINNERS
Janice McDonald
Winemaker of the year
Owen Latta
Young Winemaker of the year
Fred Peacock
Viticulturist of the year
Judi Cullam
Len Evans Award
REGULARS

2005 Burgundy

Nick Stock counts himself lucky to attend a tasting of the 1er Cru and Grand Cru reds from Burgundy’s 2005 vintage, alongside some fresh-picked porcini mushrooms from Adelaide Hills.

Real Characters

Mike Bennie fills his glass with new wines from three edgy producers: an early minimal interventionist; an industry couple’s dream; and the side project of a noted Barossan winemaker.

Stockholm

Bella Sarris heads out on the National Day of Sweden to road-test the wine bars of Stockholm. With the help of some local wine-loving friends, her challenge was to share one bottle and some snacks at each bar to determine the top 10 bars in the Swedish capital.

Hellbound

Hellbound exploded on to the Adelaide bar scene earlier this year, and Mike Bennie now counts it among one of the best wine bars in the country, a must-visit for anyone going to the South Australian capital.

Age Game

Gourmet Traveller WINE’s New Zealand editor poses the question does Kiwi red wine – syrah, cabernet blends and their famed pinot noirs – age well?

Invention Test

Single malt Scotch whisky producer Glenfiddich continues to push the boundaries with Winter Storm – the latest release in its Experimental Series – made using Icewine barrels.

All Class

With the seventh Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine released in September, Andrew Caillard MW reflects on the history of the Classification system and its rise to prominence.

One Size Fits All

With different glasses for different wines becoming standard in bars and restaurants across the world, Jancis Robinson MW set out to create a one-size-fits-all with designer Richard Brendon.

Playing for Keeps

An unfashionable grape variety grown in an unfashionable region from a little-known label has been scooping up awards while offering great value for money.

Grenache

After falling from favour across the globe around the turn of the century, grenache is back with a vengeance – and with plenty of restraint and character, too.

Nelson Brews

The hop capital of New Zealand, Nelson has a long history of brewing and produces some standout beers to this day.

Organic All The Way

Two Languedoc winemakers committed to organics are going against the norm in a region known for conventional farming.

Wine in Taiwan

Australia’s hold on Taiwanese wine drinkers is slipping away. It’s time for the wine industry to turn its attention to what could be a very important market.

Hammered

The noise from a construction site brings back memories of wine auctions past.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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JULIAN RIFKIN

Penfolds releases 2018 collection

Penfolds has launched their annual collection of wines, including the much-anticipated 2014 Grange (A$900) – its 64th consecutive release.

Winemaker’s Recipe

Mike De Iuliis of De Iuliis in the Hunter Valley shares his award-winning pulled pork recipe.

Sommelier’s Choice

Rajat Parr is known all over the world as a respected winemaker, wine expert and sommelier. How many sommeliers can claim their own Wikipedia page?

Spanish Stylings

MoVida’s online store, Alimentaria, now has a physical presence at Bar Tini.

At the Apex

The inaugural wines under Nepenthe’s new premium Apex range were released in August. Comprised of two single-vineyard wines.

Fresh Graduates

Five students graduated, receiving the title of Advanced Sommelier.

First Release

Long-time Fleurieu Peninsula grape growers Rebekah and Mark Shaw have turned their hands to winemaking, releasing their first wine under new label Beklyn.

Brew Your Own

As more and more microbrewing kits hit the market and quality hops become accessible to consumers, brewing your own beer at home has never been easier.

Easy Money

There’s never been a better time to invest in whisky as prices for collectors’ items continue to rise.

Performance

Riedel has released a new range of glasses called Performance, all with longer stems, larger bases and a new optic feature around the rims.

A Noble Cause

A new wine bar in Adelaide’s Topham Mall is changing the game for South Australia's boutique wineries, acting as a pseudo-cellar door for those that might not have one.

New Icons

Discover three new release icon wines from Australia.

Fresh Fizz

Arras has released its vintage collection, including some very special large formats.

101 Wines

GT WINE contributor Margaret Rand has compiled her favourite 101 wines in to a handy little tome that’s a must-read.