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Beautiful South, Part 2 of NZ Pinot Noir – GTW Panel Tasting

In part 2 of the exploration of New Zealand pinot noir, the GTW panel, convened by Peter Bourne and a panelist himself, tastes a selection from throughout the South Island, including the world-renowned Central Otago region, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2021 issue

2021 GTW Winemaker of the Year Finalist Matt Harrop

It seems like he’s been making wine forever, but it’s only been recently that finalist Matt Harrop has found the perfect opportunity and location to express his craft. Peter Bourne speaks with Matt about his pathway to landing his dream job as the winemaker at Curly Flat and why he’s been selected as a finalist for this sought- after recognition, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2021 issue

Pots & Pies – Food and Wine Pairing

Winter is coming. What better way to get through the cold, dark nights than with these delicious pies and stews to warm the kitchen. Recipes by Andy Harris with wines to match selected by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2021 issue

What to Drink with…Minced Meat

Once only beef was used to make mince, but the addition of different meats has opened up a world of recipes. Minced Meat can be cooked in many ways – a quick web search comes up with multiple listings of recipes with even serious chefs like Fordon Ramsay in the game. As a white, Anglo-Australian, my childhood mince dishes were very basic and all made with beef. The diversity of Australina food now sees the meat source widened to include pork, veal, lamb (a favourite) and chicken. Here are a few of Peter Bourne’s top picks, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2021 issue

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

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2019 Crittenden Estate Geppetto Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, A$26
2018 Frankland Estate Shiraz, Frankland River, A$30
2017 Rikard Cabernets, Orange, A$45
2019 Feudo Arancio Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy, A$20
2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, US, A$120
2019 De Bortoli Melba Amphora Cabernet, Yarra Valley, A$80

in Gourmet Traveller WINE June/July 2021 issue



Pinot Partners – GTW Panel Tasting

The success of New Zealand’s Wairarapa pinot noir is well documented, while expressions from Marlborough no longer play second fiddle to its premier grape, sauvignon blanc. Our panel, convened by and including Peter Bourne, puts wines from both regions to the test, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

What to Drink with..Brassicas

Who would have thought the mighty Brassicas would be enjoying a renaissance after years of being boiled to death i their own juices? Peter Bourne explores what to pair with – love ’em or hate ’em – Brussels Sprouts, Sauerkraut, Gai Lan, Broccoli, Cavolo Nero, and Cauliflower, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

Rustic Feast – Food & Wine Pairing

With a hint of sadness we bid a fond farewell to summer – such as it’s been – but as the poet says, nothing gold can stay. Warm your heart with these simple dishes from Andy Harris, perfectly paired with delicious wines selected by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards

It’s the Gourmet Traveller WINE’s 10th annual Best Cellar Door Awards

Now more than ever, we need to support our wine producers and their cellar doors, so Peter Bourne scoured New South Wales as part of GTW’s quest to find the best of the best in every region of Australia. Peter writes about the star performers, including the outstanding wines from each winning Cellar Door, from Canberra District, Hilltops, Mudgee, Orange, and Southern Highlands, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

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

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2020 Trenthan /estate The Family Sangiovese Rosé, Murray Darling A$18
2017 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Mudgee, A$32
2018 Eden Road Canberra Syrah, Canberra District, A$50
2014 Chateau Oumsiyat Jaspe Red, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon, A$28
2018 Fabien Coche Bourgogne Aligoté, Cote d’Or, France, A$52
2019 Vasse Felix Heytsbury Chardonnay, Margaret River, A$92

Gourmet Traveller WINE April/May 2021 issue

A Taste of Rhône – GTW Panel Tasting

How do our local expressions of Rhône grape varieties compare to those from their homeland? Our panel, convened by Peter Bourne, poured through a selection to find out, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE February/March 2021 issue

Rhône Rangers Dinner, Brisbane

Ever tried a blend of grenache blanc, roussanne, clairette and bourboulenc? How about a beautiful SMG from the isolated climes of WA’s Frankland River? Host Peter Bourne, for Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine, will guide guests through 12 incredible Rhône Valley-inspired wines while the kitchen team at City Winery, Brisbane prepare four sublime matching dishes. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings For phone and subscriber bookings, call 0408 489 507 or email events@gourmettravellerwine.com Places are strictly limited

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

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2020 Wickhams Road Gippsland Pinot Noir, Gippsland, A$20
2019 Dreaded Friend Canowindra Grenache, Cowra, A$35
2019 Burton McMahon d’Aloisio’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, A$40
2019 Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes, Beaujolais, France, A$35
2017 Wagner-Stempel Höllberg Riesling GG, Rheinhessen, Germany, A$102
2018 Primo Estate Joseph Clarendon Nebbiolo, McLaren Vale, A$90

Gourmet Traveller WINE February/March 2021 issue

Barbeques Galore – Food & Wine Pairing

Hosting a dinner party over the Summer? Try these recipes by Andy Harris for Barbequed Prawn Panzanella Salad, King George Whiting with Tarator Sauce and others, along with wines to complement chosen by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE February/March 2021 issue

What to Drink with…Summer Herbs

Our herb garden has expanded with a newly installed pair of 1940s’ concrete wash tubs brimful of fresh herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are joined by chives, common and Vietnamese mint, marjoram and lemongrass. A handful of freshly plucked herbs adds pizzazz to almost all the dishes I cook. Thousands of years ago, trial and error determined which plants were safe to eat. No trial needed for the wines, thanks to Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller WINE February/March 2021 issue