Spin the bottle – Waiheke Island

New Zealand’s “isle of wine” may be tiny but its temperate microclimate and passionate producers have put it firmly on the global map, writes Peter Bourne & Emma Mulholland

What to Drink with …Winter Vegies

As the mercury drops, it’s time to fill up the freezer with homemade stock, and bust out the classic winter warmers with perfect wines to match writes Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WineJune/July 2018

Smoke & Fire – Food & Wine Matching

Put your smoking skills to the test with recipes for quail, trout, pork, cauliflower and beets, then finish with a flambéed baked Alaska, all with wines to match selected by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WineJune/July 2018

Anna & Matthew Pooley are GTW Winemaker of the Year (2018) Finalists

This brother and sister have joined forces at their family vineyard, elevating the wines in terms of both quality and finesse.  Peter Bourne tells the background story on why they have been selected as finalists for the prestigious GTW Winemaker of the Year Award, in

Gourmet Traveller WineJune/July 2018

Barossa Shiraz Shines – GTW Panel Tasting

Barossa shiraz is in the spotlight with the panel, convened by Peter Bourne, turning it’s attention to differences between single sites and subregions, in

Gourmet Traveller WineJune/July 2018

Spin the Bottle – Clare Valley

Just under 2 hours’ drive from Adelaide, this famed South Australian valley might be further out than the likes of the Barossa but rustic charm and riesling in abundance make it well worth your while, writes Peter Bourne and Jo McKay, in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine June 2018

Spin the Bottle – Rioja

Raise a glass of red to the Spanish wine region where fantastical hotels and modern cellar doors are right at home with medieval cobblestone towns, writes Peter Bourne & Lee Marshall, in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine May 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