Introductory Wine Appreciation in Orange – 30 March & 6 April

This two-night course is perfectly pitched to newcomers to wine and great for those who ‘know what they like’ but not why.  The first night is all about the ‘nuts & bolts’; the second night will showcase a roll-call of classic Australian wines. I’ll sort some decent cheeses and good bread to stave off the […]

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

Peter cracks open a few bottles of the pink-tinted tipple in Qantas Travel Insider

Unlike the simple lollyish versions of yesteryear, modern rosés are crisp and dry.  Peter looks at what food rosé pairs with and reviews a few of his current favourites, in Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, February 2020 issue

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

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