Chardonnay The Conquerer – GTW Panel Tasting

This beloved grape has found a happy home in the cooler Tasmanian climate. As a result, the Apple Isle produces some of the best examples of chardonnay in Australia. Our expert panel, convened by Peter Bourne, tastes and rates 30 of the best, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue

Magic from Miguel – Food and Wine Pairing

We’re fortunate at GT WINE to have had the chance for a chat with chef Miguel Maestre, who has also shared recipes from his book, Feast. Miguel says “that now more than ever, we need things to entertain and inspire us, so I hope a little piece of my family and a generous slice of the Maestre life can make people smile and inspire them to have a good time in the kitchen. A little bit of love, cooking, fun, salt and a smile to take us away from all that’s going on.” Recipes by Miguel Maestre and wine pairings to suit by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue

GTW Young Winemaker of the Year Will Gilbert

In 2016 and only in his 20s, Will Gilbert took over the family brand – a task that might have felt daunting for some, but not our Young Winemaker of the Year. Will Gilbert was destined to be a winemaker – the sixth-generation grape-grower in his family. Not that there was any pressure from his father Simon, just his innate desire to “mess with grapes”. Gilbert has done more than that, taking Gilbert Family Wines in a new direction than was set by his more traditional father. Peter Bourne chats with Will who, at 32, is at the threshold of his vinous journey, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue

Sparkling and Champagne Dinners Sydney and Brisbane – hosted by Peter Bourne

With the weather warming up and the festive season just around the corner, there’s no better time to join us for a night of indulgence with our selection of top sparkling and champagne. From elegant expressions from Champagne and Vouvray to modern, vibrant sparkling from Italy, Orange, Mudgee and Tasmania – it’s a line-up not to be missed by any fan of the bubbly kind. Join Peter Bourne at Sydney’s Chiswick in Woollahra on December 8 and Brisbane’s Otto on December 1, for a night of celebration.

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What to Drink With Wild Meat

If you’re game for eating our wild meats, you’re not alone as they are exported globally. We rarely eat our native meats, which is a shame. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, but padded paws have less impact on our environment. Kangaroo and wallaby meat is lean, and high in protein and iron. Cooking it can be tricky: the tip is to either serve it rare or as a slow-cooked dish so it doesn’t end up tough and dry. We should also eat more venison. Deer is an introduced animal with cloven feet and maundering herds can damage our fragile environment. Eating more venison could help reduce this impact. And game animals make marvellous charcuterie, too. Peter Bourne finds the perfect accompaniments to match, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue

Best Buy Wines Australian and Imports from less than $20 up

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2021 Yalumba Y Series Pinot Noir, South Australia, A$15
2021 First Ridge Fiano, Mudgee, A$28
2019 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, A$45
2019 L’Artisan Le Grenache Noir, Languedoc, France, A$20
2016 Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain, A$53
2019 Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah, Canberra District, A$110

Gourmet Traveller Wine October/November 2021 issue

Best of the West – GTW Panel Tasting

Cabernet sauvignon can be a difficult grape, picky about where it’s grown, but these offerings from West Australia found favour among our panel of experts, convened by Peter Bourne, for

Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2021 issue

2021 GTW Winemaker of the Year Finalist Matt Burton

Only 10 years into his career, Matt Burton took a leap of faith and established his own label, Gundog Estate. He’s been reaping the rewards ever since. It was a serendipitous family connection that saw Matt Burton seduced into the world of wine, as Peter Bourne discovers when he speaks with Matt, starting with a stint as a cellar hand and leading to being selected as a finalist in the prestigious GTW Winemaker of the Year finalist, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2021 issue

Entertain with Bar Snacks – Food & Wine Pairing

In uncertain times – or even at the best of times – what’s better than entertaining at home? Try these six superior starters, including Tuna Empanadas, Onion and Anchovy Tart, and delicious others, from Andy Harris and Hannah Meppem with wines matched by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2021 issue

What to Drink with Tinned Fish

Frenchman Nicolas Appert figured that the process used to preserve wine might also work for storing food. In 1795, he was the first person to test the theory – with fish.
Peter Bourne is a lover of canned fish in all its guises, even right down to the pictorial labels – who knew! Here’s his pick of beverages to enjoy with tuna, sardines, anchovies and others, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2021 issue

Best Buy Wines Australian and Imports from less than $20 up

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2019 Innocent Bystander Tempranillo, Victoria, A$25
2017 Hardys HRB Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Pyrenees and Clare Valley, A$35
2020 Gemtree Small Batch Grenache SBE, McLaren Vale, A$50
2019 La Noblesse Cabernet Franc, Loire Valley, France, A$22
2017 Tenuta Aglaea Etna Rosso Thalia, Sicily, Italy, A$53
2019 Seppelt St. Peters Grampians Shiraz, Grampians, A$80

Gourmet Traveller Wine August/September 2021 issue

Pinot Partners – GTW Panel Tasting

The success of New Zealand’s Wairarapa pinot noir is well documented, while expressions from Marlborough no longer play second fiddle to its premier grape, sauvignon blanc. Our panel, convened by and including Peter Bourne, puts wines from both regions to the test, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

What to Drink with..Brassicas

Who would have thought the mighty Brassicas would be enjoying a renaissance after years of being boiled to death i their own juices? Peter Bourne explores what to pair with – love ’em or hate ’em – Brussels Sprouts, Sauerkraut, Gai Lan, Broccoli, Cavolo Nero, and Cauliflower, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

Rustic Feast – Food & Wine Pairing

With a hint of sadness we bid a fond farewell to summer – such as it’s been – but as the poet says, nothing gold can stay. Warm your heart with these simple dishes from Andy Harris, perfectly paired with delicious wines selected by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards

It’s the Gourmet Traveller WINE’s 10th annual Best Cellar Door Awards

Now more than ever, we need to support our wine producers and their cellar doors, so Peter Bourne scoured New South Wales as part of GTW’s quest to find the best of the best in every region of Australia. Peter writes about the star performers, including the outstanding wines from each winning Cellar Door, from Canberra District, Hilltops, Mudgee, Orange, and Southern Highlands, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue