GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Nebbiolo

We tasted both Australian examples and varietal nebbs from Piedmont. The results were astounding. This tasting is a must.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Sauvignon Blanc

This tasting showed our traditional market leaders still holding their heads high with an increasing number of uber-complex styles adding pizazz. The contenders came from Australia, New Zealand and France – mainly the Loire. Yes, there were a slew of Marlborough sauvignons in the mix (which performed well) but a number of wines from Martinborough […]

Pickle Your Fancy – Food & Wine Pairing

The end of summer calls for the start of something special.  Pickled, cured and fermented dishes are the perfect way to bring out your creative side in 2020.  Food by Hannah Meppem and wines to match by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, February/March 2020 issue

What to Drink with…Chicken

A regular on many Australian family dinner tables, chicken has a multitude of uses.  Here are some of Peter Bourne’s absolute favourites, in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, February/March 2020 issue  

Top 100 Dinner Brisbane hosted by Peter Bourne

Each issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE, Huon Hooke and Bob Campbell MW rate and review 100 New Release Wines from Australia and New Zealand respectively. They’ve pulled together 14 absolute favourites from 2019 for this very special dinner in Brisbane hosted by Peter Bourne, for Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, February/March 2020 issue

Sauvignon Blanc – GTW Panel Tasting

It gets a bad rap, sauvignon blanc, but the times they are a-changin’.  The GTW tasting panel, convened by Peter Bourne and panel member, thought it time to reacquaint with this oft-derided variety, in Gourmet Traveller Wine February/March 2020 issue

Let’s Go Outside – Food & Wine Matching

The summer months call for outdoor celebrations.  This deliciously fresh alfresco feast served with matching wines has you covered.  Food recipes by Hannah Meppem and wines to match by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2019/January 2020

What to Drink with…Caviar & Roe

From Russia to the Mediterranean to Japan, caviar and fish roe are consumed in cuisines the world over, with appropriate drinks to match selected by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

Rosé Champagne – GTW Panel Tasting

Rosé continues to grow in demand; naturally, rosé Champagne is following suit.  Here are the best from the Gourmet Traveller Wine Panel Tasting convened by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2019/January 2020  

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – French Chardonnay

For the latest issue, the GT WINE tasting panel explored French chardonnays with a cap at $80 retail per bottle. It was fantastic tasting with Chablis to the fore and many under screwcap – hurray! A number of Bourgogne Blancs showed well as did the Maconnais offerings – Pouilly Fuissé and St Veran. See you […]