Words on Wine

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

Peter Bourne does the hard work of finding wines he’s happy to recommend at prices and styles to suit everyone. In this issue he shares his tasting notes for:

2017 Fowles Wine Are You Game? Pinot Noir, Strathbogie Ranges, A$20
2018 Tellurian Nero d’Avola, Heathcote, A$28
2019 O’Leary Walker Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, A$35
2016 Roberto Sarotto Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Piedmont, Italy A$26
2015 Guimaro Finca Meixeman Mencia, Ribeira Sacra, Spain, A$79
2016 Holyman Project X Pinor Noir, Tasmania, A$90

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2020 issue

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

Peter Bourne does the hard work of finding wines he’s happy to recommend at prices and styles to suit everyone. In this issue he shares his tasting notes for:

NV Hesketh The Black Cuvée Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley, A$20
2019 Rikard Riesling, Orange, A$30
2017 Springs Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Kangaroo Island, A$40
2016 Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz Senorio de Valdehermoso Joven, Ribera del Buero, Spain, A$23
2015 Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain, A$289
2010 Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Shiraz, McLaren Vale, A$225

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2020 issue

Best of Comfort Food – Food and Wine Pairing

Winter and a global pandemic seem like good reasons to stay home. These recipes will help while away the hours and help warm the soul. Wines selected by Peter Bourne to complement the food by Andy Harris, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2020 issue

What to drink with…fresh sausages

Pairing the right wine with the humble snag brings out the best of both. Here’s Peter Bourne’s six examples that do just that – perfectly timed for winter, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2020 issue

Trina Smith – GTW Winemaker of the Year 2020 Finalist

Peter Bourne interviews Trina who has been chosen as one of four finalists for Gourmet Traveller WINE’s annual Winemaker of the Year Award. Trina, winemaker of the whites at Jacob’s Creek, started out with a simple wine appreciation course to break up the drudgery of accounting.

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2020 issue

Shiraz from Victoria – GTW Panel Tasting

The judging panel, convened by Peter Bourne, found that with more regions than even South Australia, these wines from Victoria beautifully reflect the wide variety of their respective environments, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2020 issue

The Good Life

Peter Bourne leads intimate and exclusive tours for Renaissance Tours on a regular basis. Jane Nicholls was a guest of Renaissance Tours late last year for the cruise portion of the “Art, Wine and Music of Southern France” tour and wrote of her idyll in The Weekend Australian. Peter was, of course, the wine expert on this tour.

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

Peter Bourne does the hard work of finding wines he’s happy to recommend at prices and styles to suit everyone. In this issue he shares his tasting notes for:

2017 Fowles Wine Are You Game? Pinot Noir, Strathbogie Ranges, A$20
2018 Tellurian Nero d’Avola, Heathcote, A$28
2019 O’Leary Walker Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, A$35
2016 Roberto Sarotto Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Piedmont, Italy A$26
2015 Guimaro Finca Meixeman Mencia, Ribeira Sacra, Spain, A$79
2016 Holyman Project X Pinor Noir, Tasmania, A$90

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2020 issue

Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards

More than ever, we need to support our wine producers and their cellar doors, so GTW asked Peter Bourne to scour Cowra, Hilltops/Tumbarumba, Mudgee and Orange for his picks for the 10th Annual Best Cellar Door Awards in

Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine April/May 2020 issue

Sri Lankan Supreme – Food and Wine Pairing

With its rich cultural influences, this island nation’s cuisine is super hot right now. Peter Bourne provides a guide to some of the wines that work well with the strong flavoured recipes by Hannah Meppem in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2020 issue

What to drink with … Autumn Fruits

Warm days, cool nights and plump purple fruits. It’s a combination that inspires creativity in the kitchen and equally creative wines to match writes Peter Bourne in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2020 issue

Quality Nebbiolo – GTW Panel Tasting

The judging panel, convened by Peter Bourne and one of the tasters, found brilliant Nebbiolos from Australia and Piedmont – just don’t judge the wines by their colour, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2020 issue

Peter savours the new wave Chardonnays, in Qantas Travel Insider

Isn’t Chardonnay a bit old-school? Reigning supreme in the 1980’s and spurned in the 90’s, chardonnay has seen more fashion highs and lows than denim. In 202 it’s back and Peter rounds up why and what to convince of this in

Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, April 2020 issue

Peter samples the versatile Spanish red, Mencia, in Qantas Travel Insider

Mencia is attracting the attention of wine-lovers who enjoy lithe, perfumed varieties such as pinot, gamay and cabernet franc. Peter runs his ruler past this interesting wine new to Australia in

Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, March 2020 issue