Peter samples a Spanish white with an exciting local future in Qantas Travel Insider

Why is everyone taking about Albarino?  It’s fresh and bright and the perfect aperitif on a hot day.  Peter looks at which ones to drink now plus the why, where and what Albarino is all about in Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, January 2020 issue

Peter Bourne pops the cork on Blanc de blancs for Qantas Travel Insider

What does Blanc de blanc mean?  “White of whites” in French, the name denotes a sparkling wine made with chardonnay grapes. Peter pops the cork on a few bottles of this bubbly chardonnay, in Qantas Travel Insider magazine, December 2019 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  

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 […]

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