GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Rosé 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 […]

Peter Bourne cracks open Grüner Veltliner for Qantas Travel Insider

Peter has a look at this Austrian grape variety and the wine styles it makes in both its homeland and its adopted country, Australia, in Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, November 2019 issue

Fabulous Franc

Cabernet franc is on a high – emerging from its minor role in Right Bank Bordeaux blends to solo superstar status. I’ve been gathering some local francs along with others from around the country for a tasting at Ferment on Monday 28 October. It’ll be in the GT WINE format with a handful of Loire […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – 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 – 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 […]

Feast from the Middle East – Food & Wine Matching

Middle Eastern cuisine makes for perfect spring eating.  Indulge in this not-too heavy, not-too light feast with matched wines and, of course, mint tea for good measure.  Food recipes by Hannah Meppem and wines to match by Peter Bourne, in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue  

What to drink with…Rice

Rice comes in all shapes and sizes, with an amazing range of flavours.  Here are Peter Bourne’s favourtie recipes that use it, and drinks to match, in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

GTW Viticulturalist of the Year 2019 – Nick Dry

It was a love of vines and a touch of serendipity that drove Nick Dry to viticulture, and it is his important work in the field that makes him deserving of this award, writes Peter Bourne in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

White Burgundy – GTW Panel Tasting

In search of worthwhile, moderately priced French chardonnay, the panel, convened by Peter Bourne, tasted wines from one end of Burgundy to the other, discovering some real gems along the way, in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

Spin the Bottle – Central Otago

In a part of New Zealand best know for thrillseeking winemakers are quietly producing premier pinot noir, writes Peter Bourne in Qantas Travel Insider, October 2019 edition