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THE INDEPENDENT DRINKS JOURNAL
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Bordeaux 2018

World wine
by Daniel Airoldi

Perfect Pair

vineyard focus - WINDOWS ESTATE
by Josh Martin

Lebanon

wine Focus
by natasha hughes mw

Maynard J. Keenan

vineyard focus
by Max Brearley

New Wave Shoalhaven

Wine Drive
by Amy Northcott

Beechworth

WINE DRIVE
by Daniel Honan

All Roads Lead to Barolo

Travel
by Margaret rand

Best in the Business

Wine LIST OF THE YEAR
by  AMY NORTHCOTT

White Burgundy

Panel Tasting
Nick Bulleid MW

Getting to the Point

VINEYARD CHEFS - PT LEO ESTATE
by millie hosie

Feast from the Middle East

recipes and wine matches

What to Drink with Rice

BY PETER BOURNE

Best Buy Wines

100 Top New Release Wines

The Best Wine Brand You've Never Heard Of

Winemaker of the Year 2019

WINNERS
Jim Chatto
Winemaker of the year
Jonny Hughes
Young Winemaker of the year
Nick Dry
Viticulturist of the year
Franck Moreau MS
Len Evans Award
REGULARS

New Drops

New releases from two Australian producers – one in Margaret River, the other in Victoria’s Gippsland region – have Mike Bennie excited.

World’s Best?

From the same people who brought you The World’s 50 Best Restaurants comes the World’s Best Vineyards, a concept which has Jancis Robinson MW questioning its validity.

Doctor’s Orders

Huon Hooke has noticed unbalanced coverage in the media when it comes to wine, where it’s often portrayed negatively, but rarely looked at for its studied medical benefits – something documented extensively in a new book.

Get Ginspired

Great things are happening in the New Zealand craft gin scene with distillers taking out award after award and it will only get better, writes Phillip A. Jones.

Consistent Coonawarra

A new vintage of Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon prompts Andrew Caillard MW to explore the region’s fascinating history.

The George Hotel

Revamping an old pub isn’t easy, but the team behind The George make it look effortless. Wines, tacos, lively ambience – they’ve hit the trifecta.

Japanese Story

Though the Japanese wine-drinking market is on the rise, only a small proportion of our wine gets to their shores – and therein lies great concern, yet potential, for Australian exporters.

Fiano

The love for fiano began in ancient times and its modern resurgence from the brink of extinction can be attributed to a great many passionate winemakers, particularly those from Australia.

Beyond the Pale

Traditional brewing and innovative craft  methods keep Coopers alive in Australia, but will they be enough?

What is Natural?

At what point can a wine be labelled as ‘natural’? Max Allen investigates a new label from the sustainability-focused, central Victorian winery Tahbilk.

Travel Log

Three of our must-visit destinations both local and abroad.

Bright Side

As wines get “brighter” is the rest of the world going in the opposite direction?

Sommelier’s Choice

This edition's Sommelier's Choice features Stuart Knox owner of Sydney's Fix Wine Bar.

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine and food world.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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What’s On

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MILLIE HOSIE

Trial & Error

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are trialling a range of drought-resistant Cypriot varieties, presenting new options for viticulturists.

Balgownie’s 50th

Bendigo winery Balgownie Estate is celebrating 50 years since its first commercial vineyards were planted in the spring of 1969.

Vale Dr Tony Jordan OAM

We’re saddened by the news that Dr Tony Jordan OAM has passed away at the age of 75.

50 Years of Coriole

As has pretty much always been the case, Coriole has done things differently to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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