GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – WA Cabernets

Wow, this was a ripper tasting. It’s hard to imagine that it’s only 50 years ago that the pioneering winegrowers of the Great Southern and Margaret River planted the Bordeaux varieties – cabernet sauvignon and malbec initially – and later merlot cabernet franc and petit verdot. There is no doubt that as a state, Western […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – WA Cabernets

Wow, this was a ripper tasting. It’s hard to imagine that it’s only 50 years ago that the pioneering winegrowers of the Great Southern and Margaret River planted the Bordeaux varieties – cabernet sauvignon and malbec initially – and later merlot cabernet franc and petit verdot. There is no doubt that as a state, Western […]

Spin the Bottle – McLaren Vale

Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry is easy to get to but much harder to leave writes Peter Bourne & Jo McKay, in Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine April, 2018

Western Stars – GTW Panel Tasting

Cabernet Sauvignon and blends are what Western Australia is renowned for and the GT WINE tasting panel, convened by Peter Bourne, found some stellar examples, in Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

Harvest Feast – Food & Wine Matching

Days and nights spent picking grapes and getting wines into barrel call for a hearty feast to mark the end of vintage.  Game Pie, duck, porchetta and plum cake with matching wines by Peter Bourne of course, fit the bill in Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018  

What to Drink With…Pulses

Pulses are nutrient-dense and increasingly taking centrestage in main and side dishes.  Here, Peter Bourne selects wine matches for his favourites, in Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

GTW Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards

The county’s leading wine writers have scoured every region in search of star wineries, top tasting experiences and places that serve first class food, and here are those in New South Wales as chosen by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018    

Mighty Malbec

April 17 is World Malbec Day, however as I’ll be sipping a nero d’Avola in Sicily on the day, please join me for a Malbec inspired preview on 28 March. This is an informal tasting in the style of the fun and friendly GT WINE Magazine Star Performers nights. I’ll round up a bunch of […]

Mighty Malbec at Ferment

April 17 is World Malbec Day, however as I’ll be sipping a nero d’Avola in Sicily on the day, please join me for a Malbec inspired preview on 26 March. This is an informal tasting in the style of the fun and friendly GT WINE Magazine Star Performers nights. I’ll round up a bunch of […]

Spin the bottle – Tuscany

Chianti might be the local hero in this thriving Italian wine region but there are plenty of other stellar reds to discover – and some great places to eat and stay, as Peter Bourne discovers in Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine March 2018