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 […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – 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 […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Rose Champagne

Rosé in all its guises is top of the pops with a blushing wave surging through our bars, restaurants and our homes. When the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel selected Rosé Champagne as the theme for the December/January issue, there were shouts of excitement. We tasted 55 wines on the day with an amazing range […]

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 […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Tassie Pinot Noir

It’s been a long time since the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel have looked at Tasmanian Pinot Noir exclusively. Since 2011 in fact. And how the wine region has grown! There are now some 230 vineyards in Tasmania. There were many old favourites like Moorilla and Freycinet and some newer faces like Dawson James. This […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – 2017 Hunter Shiraz

The theme is 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz and a cracking line-up. It’s the first time the GTW tasting panel have looked at Hunter Valley shiraz as a single category – odd that’s it’s taken 20 years to do so. 2017 was a fabulous year – read warm, dry and no sub-tropical storms.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – 2017 Hunter Shiraz

The theme is 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz and a cracking line-up. It’s the first time the GTW tasting panel have looked at Hunter Valley shiraz as a single category – odd that’s it’s taken 20 years to do so. 2017 was a fabulous year – read warm, dry and no sub-tropical storms.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Australian Sparkling

The focus is top end Australia with Tasmania leading the charge – think Arras, Clover Hill, Stefano Lubiana et al. However there were many highlights from the mainland – but you’ll have to wait for you December/January issue of GT WINE Magazine. It’s always a fun night and books out quickly. Oyster will be served!