Spin the bottle – Mudgee

People once travelled to this NSW region in search of gold.  Now they find it in cool climate wines and exceptional food, writes Peter Bourne and Alison Boleyn in Qantas Travel Insider September 2018

Advanced Workshop – More Pinot Please

My cellar is loaded  with top end Australian pinots – often from individual vineyard plots in the Burgundian mould. Think Hurley, Ten Minutes by Tractor, By Farr, Stonier, Montalto, Giant Steps and Oakridge. We’ll taste five brackets of three wines with a trio of masked pinots to finish – just to see if you’ve been […]

Where to spend a Wine Weekend on the Mornington Peninsula

Known for producing fine pinot noirs and chardonnays, the Victorian region has added stellar hotels and art to its drawcards.  The road to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is paved with surprises, writes Peter Bourne and Akash Arora in Qantas Travel Insider August 2018  

Leading Reds – GTW Panel Tasting

The Limestone Coast is going from strength to strength as it focuses on red wines crafted from cabernet, shiraz and merlot, finds the expert panel of tasters convened by Peter Bourne for Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2018

Lucy Maddox & Chris Derez are Winemaker of the Year (2018) Finalists

Lucy Maddox and Chris Derez are the names behind some of the best wines coming out of Orange, Hilltops and Central Ranges via their discreet winemaking company – worthy finalists indeed, writes Peter Bourne in Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2018

GTW Wine List of the Year Readers’ Choice Award

Peter Bourne had the decided pleasure of being on the panel of expert judges to study lists from all over the country to determine the most exciting collections of wines, spirits and beers.  He explains why Charred Kitchen & Bar in Orange NSW was clearly the winner for the Readers’ Choice category, in Gourmet Traveller […]

What to Drink with…Pasta

With a multitude of pastas to choose from and as many sauces to have with them, Peter Bourne narrows down his favourites with wines to match, in Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2018

Native Ingredients – Food & Wine Matching

Branch out and try cooking dishes that feature indigenous Australian ingredients, such as marron with finger limes and lemon myrtle cake with wines to match selected by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2018

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Limestone Coast Reds

The Star Performers tasting in the August/September issue of GT WINE Magazine features the wonderfully wintry reds of South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The hub of the region in Coonawarra, its cabernet sauvignons representing the Australian varietal benchmark. But to add flesh to the frame, there’s some shiraz, merlot and some new wave reds from Coonawarra, […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Limestone Coast Reds

The Star Performers tasting in the August/September issue of GT WINE Magazine features the wonderfully wintry reds of South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The hub of the region in Coonawarra, its cabernet sauvignons representing the Australian varietal benchmark. But to add flesh to the frame, there’s some shiraz, merlot and some new wave reds from Coonawarra, […]