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THE INDEPENDENT DRINKS JOURNAL
by Daniel Airoldi
vineyard focus - WINDOWS ESTATE
by Josh Martin
by natasha hughes mw
Maynard J. Keenan
by Max Brearley
New Wave Shoalhaven
by Amy Northcott
by Daniel Honan
All Roads Lead to Barolo
by Margaret rand
Best in the Business
Wine LIST OF THE YEAR
by AMY NORTHCOTT
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
Winemaker of the year
Young Winemaker of the year
Viticulturist of the year
Franck Moreau MS
Len Evans Award
WINES TO WATCH | Mike Bennie
New releases from two Australian producers – one in Margaret River, the other in Victoria’s Gippsland region – have Mike Bennie excited.
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE | JANCIS ROBINSON MW
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.
TASTING WINE | HUON HOOKE
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.
SPIRIT GUIDE | phillip A. jones
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.
OBSERVATIONS | ANDREW CAILLARD MW
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
Bennie's Bars| MIKE BENNIE
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.
ASIA PERSPECTIVE | JEREMY OLIVER
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.
VARIETY SPOTLIGHT | MAX ALLEN
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
CRAFT BEER | JULIAN TOMPKIN
Traditional brewing and innovative craft methods keep Coopers alive in Australia, but will they be enough?
What is Natural?
GREEN GAUGE | MAX ALLEN
At what point can a wine be labelled as ‘natural’? Max Allen investigates a new label from the sustainability-focused, central Victorian winery Tahbilk.
Three of our must-visit destinations both local and abroad.
LAST WORD | MORRIS GLEITZMAN
As wines get “brighter” is the rest of the world going in the opposite direction?
This edition's Sommelier's Choice features Stuart Knox owner of Sydney's Fix Wine Bar.
Off The Press
COMPILED BY Amy Northcott, Dom Sweeney, Ellis van der Wulp AND MILLIE HOSIE
Catch up on all the latest news in the wine and food world.
Q&A | JANE SKILTON
Trial & Error
OFF THE PRESS | AMY NORTHCOTT
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are trialling a range of drought-resistant Cypriot varieties, presenting new options for viticulturists.
OFF THE PRESS | AMY NORTHCOTT
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
OFF THE PRESS | ELLIS VAN DER WULP
We’re saddened by the news that Dr Tony Jordan OAM has passed away at the age of 75.
50 Years of Coriole
OFF THE PRESS | PETER FORRESTAL
As has pretty much always been the case, Coriole has done things differently to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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