Words on Wine

Juicy Fruit _ GTW Panel Tasting

Top Gun? Kate Bush? Everything ’80s is back and so is our love affair with grenache – especially with more recent approaches to the winemaking. The Gourmet Traveller WINE tasting panel, convened by Peter Bourne, lined up this succulent perfumed variety to find what winemaker’s are doing with it now and found many delightful surprises

in Gourmet Traveller WINE June-July 2022 issue

Barry Morey at Sorrenberg – Winemaker of the Year 2022 Finalist

Barry Morey is a modest man, who sees himself as a vigneron rather than a winemaker. ‘Winegrower’ is perhaps the best name as for him, it’s all about growing the best grapes he can – the actual winemaking is just a natural evolution from the vineyard to the bottle. His Sorrenberg wines leap out of that bottle – brimful full of flavour, power, depth and personality.  Peter Bourne digs into Barry’s winemaking philosophy

in Gourmet Traveller WINE June-July 2022 issue

‘O’ for Outstanding, Olio’s Lino Sauro – Food & Wine pairing

Trading one island for another, Sicily’s Lino Sauro set up shop in Sydney, creating the stunning menu at Olio. Here he shares half a dozen delicious recipes including Freemantle Octopus, Squid Ink Pasta and Slow Cooked Pork Belly, all matched with wines picked by Peter Bourne

in Gourmet Traveller WINE June-July 2022 issue

What to Drink with…Gamebirds

While not hugely popular in Australia, gamebirds – be they wild or tame – offer the chance to experiment with a variety of drinks as curated by Peter Bourne, in

in Gourmet Traveller WINE June-July 2022 issue

Best Buy Wines Australian and Imports from less than $25 up

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2021 Yalumba Organic Viognier, South Australia, A$22
NV O’Leary Walker Romalo Sparkling Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, A$35
2017 Henschke The Wheelwright, Eden Valley, A$140
2019 Il Villaggio Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy, A$20
2020 Bonny Doon Vineyards Le Cigare Volant, Central Coast, California, A$60
2019 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, A$160/NZ$175

Tasmanian Pinot

This beloved wine is among the country’s best thanks to the Apple Isle’s cool climate . Although it’s a small region, producing less than one percent of Australia’s wine, there are marked differences in pinot wines from Tasmania as Peter Bourne explains, in

Qantas Travel Insider Magazine June 2022 issue

New-Wave Riesling

Riesling is an old-school grape isn’t it? Why should I be drinking it now? Peter Bourne answers these questions, and more, by looking at the new world of fun and funky rieslings with lots of depth and character and which speak of their place and maker rather than their inherent variety, in

Qantas Travel Insider Magazine May 2022 issue

Barbera

Barbera originated in Piedmont, Italy, where it plays second fiddle to the regional hero Nebbiolo . That said, the local Piedmontese winegrowers enjoy Barbera as their daily red and save Nebbiolo besotted by the on-trend variety. Peter Bourne looks at this fresh, bright and vibrantly juicy variety in

Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, April 2022 issue

Beaujolias Bounces Back – GTW Panel Tasting

No-one would blame you for thinking Beaujolais a little unfashionable these days. But our panel – convened by Peter Bourne – champions of the underdog that they are, gave it a little love and got a lot back in return in

in Gourmet Traveller WINE April-May 2022 issue

Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards 2022 – Orange

The Gourmet Traveller Wine expert team of judges spent months scouring the landscape to find the absolute pinnacle of wine region experiences across Australia. Orange is thriving, with eating and drinking venues back in full swing. Accommodation has been boosted and restaurants abound – try the Split Milk ice-creamery. Nearby Millthorpe is a must, but if time is short, visit Ferment, which acts as the cellar door for a number of local winemakers.  Peter Bourne does the scouting for you in

in Gourmet Traveller WINE April-May 2022 issue

Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards 2022 – Mudgee

The Gourmet Traveller Wine expert team of judges spent months scouring the landscape to find the absolute pinnacle of wine region experiences across Australia. Mudgee continues its reinvention with a diverse offering of wines led by varieties from the Mediterranean environs, and the old-timers are joined by newbies along with a vibrant restaurant, coffee and wine bar scene. Peter Bourne scouted out the best in

in Gourmet Traveller WINE April-May 2022 issue

Best Buy Wines Australian and Imports from less than $25 up

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

Trentham Estate Three’s a Crowd Pinot Noir, Murray Darling, A$16 (1.5l pouch)
2019 Centennial Vineyards Reserve Tempranillo, Central Ranges, A$35
2016 O’Leary Walker Claire Shiraz, Clare Valley, A$110 
2018 Château du Cèdre Heritage Cahors AOC, Cahors, France, A$30
2018 Domaine d’Ourea Gigondas AOC, Rhône Valley, France, A$79
2019 Henschke Marble Angel Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, A$75

in Gourmet Traveller WINE April-May 2022 issue

A Taste of the Bario – Food & Wine Pairing

GT WINE and Byron Bay’s Bario Eatery and Bar has teamed up to bring you a top selection of restaurant quality recipes that you can create at home and enjoy with wines specially selected by Peter Bourne to complement.

in Gourmet Traveller WINE February-March 2022 issue

Riesling Round-up – GTW Panel Tasting

Which region rules over riesling – WA’s Great Southern or Eden Valley in SA? Convened by Peter Bourne, our expert panellists taste and rate the best on offer.

in Gourmet Traveller WINE February-March 2022 issue

Aromatic Whites Dinner hosted by Peter Bourne

Book your spot at a night of sensory indulgence at our Aromatic Whites Dinner in Sydney. Enjoy a specially crafted line-up of wines chosen for their complexity and aromatic offerings from an impressive list of Australia’s top and new-wave winemakers. Paired with a stunning four-course Vietnamese feast from Cash Only Diner, it will be the ultimate experience with exceptional pairings of aromas, flavours, texture and acidity. It’s bound to be a night of exploration and indulgence.

Gourmet Traveller WINE Sydney Dinner

Host: Peter Bourne Date 5 April, 2022
Place: Cash Only Diner
1 Barrack Street, Sydney
Time: 6.30-10pm
Cost: $225 per person (inc GST) four-course dinner included ($202.50 for subscribers)
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 $25 up

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2019 Seppelt Hundredweight Hill Shiraz, Heathcote, A$13
2006 Patina Cabernet Merlot, Orange, A$35
2019 LAS Vino Wildberry Springs Chardonnay, Margaret River, A$85
2018 Mengoba Bierzo Brezo Mencía, Castilla y León, Spain, A$30
2008 Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé, Reims, France, A$210
2018 Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz, Grampians, A$200

in Gourmet Traveller WINE February-March 2022 issue