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Young Winemaker of the year
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Viticulturist of the year
Dr Mary Retallack
Len Evans Award for leadership
FEATURES

In Our Hands: Australia's Next Gen Winemakers

by JUDY SARRIS

The Man Putting Gippsland Back On The Map

by Christina Kaigg

Is this the Barossa's Greatest Grenache Vineyard?

by Toni paterson mw

Sicily's Cult Grape has Arrived in Australia

BY andrew graham

Hentley Farm's Clare Falzon

Vineyard chef q&a
by Millie Hosie
TRAVEL
FOOD

Asian Flavours

new season recipes and wine matches

Goat, Sheep & Buffalo: What to Drink
with Other Cheeses

BY PETER BOURNE
TASTINGS

Fiano il Grande

12 of australia's most mouthwatering fianos
BY DOM SWEENEY

The Best of Australia's Alt-style Rieslings

Panel Tasting
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

REGULARS

New Vintage from Dom Perignon

Two small passion projects are producing wines worth the hunt, while a familiar label has battled the odds to make a super fresh Champagne.

Parched Future

The wine trade is uniquely susceptible to the impacts of a hotter, drier climate, so what can the industry do to mitigate its effects?

Simply Semillon

Often used in Australia to bulk up a blend, the humble semillon grape is undergoing a metamorphosis.

Burgundy's François Millet Has His Own Wine

Some big names in pinot noir, both here and overseas, are making a few changes to the way they do business.

Grape Expectations

Born from tragedy, St Hugo Wines is not shy about its gold medal-winning wines but surprisingly quiet on where the fruit is from.

Imports

Angus Hughson reviews rosé imports, alongside wines from Beaujolais and Rioja.

Is This Spirit Making a Rumback?

Will a rum renaissance follow the current gin boom? A small group of Australian distillers are banking on it – just don’t mention the B-word.

Walk the Talk

The major retail chains have found an avenue to exploit our interest in craft beer and what they’re making is intriguing.

Fair Not

Recent moves in China to challenge Australian dominance of its wine market have many alarmed – but what’s really behind the acrimony?

Dear Dad

To the man who opened the bottle that set me on a lifetime of wine adoration.

Sommelier’s Choice

From wines that make you visualise David Hasselhoff singing at the Berlin Wall, to what to drink with popcorn – meet Andy Tyson, sommelier at two of Sydney’s much-loved venues, Restaurant Hubert and Alberto’s Lounge.

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the food and wine world, including the latest releases from Aphelion, Auld Family Wines and Unico Zelo along with news on the opening of City Winery's second cellar door in Brisbane.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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AMY NORTHCOTT

Ponting’s Punt

How does a former captain of the Australian men’s cricket team find himself launching a wine label? Ricky Ponting spoke to Dom Sweeney about his new collaboration with winemaker Ben Riggs.

Q&A with Ian Cook of Five Way Cellars

Thirty-three years at Five Way Cellars has given proprietor Ian Cook a comprehensive perspective on wine that few other retailers have, writes Toni Paterson.

Meet the Makers – Troy Jones and Behn Payten of Payten & Jones

When visiting the Yarra Valley, there’s no way you will miss the Payten & Jones cellar door. Troy and Behn spoke with Amy Northcott about all things Payten & Jones, Covid-19 and their new release wine.

De Bortoli Goes Green

De Bortoli have launched their latest brand 17 Trees, a range of vegan and eco-friendly, easy drinking wines with a purpose.

Heusgen & Margan

The Hunter Valley's Margan Wines have released a scintillating riesling – from Mosel, Germany.

On Our Bookshelf

Check out the latest books on our shelf for spring, including The Goode Guide to Wine, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2021 and Imagining Coonawarra by Andrew Caillard.

Test Your Knowledge

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