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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

Top of the Pops in Tasmania – GTW Panel Tasting

Following on from the tasting of Tasmanian chardonnay  in our previous issue, it was an easy decision to investigate  the island’s most diverse wine frontier – its sparklings. The growth in quality and the number of producers of sparklings made this an essential tasting convened by Peter Bourne

in Gourmet Traveller WINE December 2021 – January 2022 issue

What to Drink with…Bivalves

Australia is the lucky country when it comes to food from the ocean, be it oysters, pipis, vongole, mussels or scallops, and Peter Bourne has tasted them at home as well as in France, Italy, Spain and other bivalve-loving countries. His top wine picks to complement are

in Gourmet Traveller WINE December 2021 – January 2022 issue

Bounteous Ocean Feast – Food & Wine Pairing

Summer means seafood; in Australia we’re fortunate to not only have the best in the world, we’ve also got the best wines to match it. Peter Bourne finds the perfect wines to accompany such treats as Beetroot-cured Ocean Trout with Celariac Salad, Lobster with Chilli and Coriander, and more

in Gourmet Traveller WINE December 2021 – January 2022 issue

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

Peter Bourne’s recommendations for all tastes and wallets

2020 Robert Oatley G-20 Grenache, McLaren Vale, A$23
2019 Pizzini La Volpe Nebbiolo, King Valley, A$28
2018 Shaw Wines Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon, Canberra District, A$65
2018 Corte Carista Chianti Superiore, Tuscany, Italy, A$11
NV Champagne Salmon 100% Meunier Brut, Chaumuzy, France, A$95
2017 Pooles Rock Centenary Block Shiraz, Hunter Valley, A$120

in Gourmet Traveller WINE December 2021 – January 2022 issue