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
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
A regular on many Australian family dinner tables, chicken has a multitude of uses. Here are some of Peter Bourne’s absolute favourites, in
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rosé continues to grow in demand; naturally, rosé Champagne is following suit. Here are the best from the Gourmet Traveller Wine Panel Tasting convened by Peter Bourne, in
Peter has a look at this Austrian grape variety and the wine styles it makes in both its homeland and its adopted country, Australia, in
Qantas Travel Insider Magazine, November 2019 issue
The Statham family has made a real commitment to sustainable agriculture and the energetic Sam has taken this philosophy a step further with his Freedom range of preservative-free wines now made on site. There’s plenty of energy in this Rhone-style blend, its sour cherry and bitter chocolate aromas tinged with sun-baked bricks. It’s a dangerously drinkable red with generous juicy flavours of dark plum and mulberry.
Middle Eastern cuisine makes for perfect spring eating. Indulge in this not-too heavy, not-too light feast with matched wines and, of course, mint tea for good measure. Food recipes by Hannah Meppem and wines to match by Peter Bourne, in
Rice comes in all shapes and sizes, with an amazing range of flavours. Here are Peter Bourne’s favourtie recipes that use it, and drinks to match, in
It was a love of vines and a touch of serendipity that drove Nick Dry to viticulture, and it is his important work in the field that makes him deserving of this award, writes Peter Bourne in
In search of worthwhile, moderately priced French chardonnay, the panel, convened by Peter Bourne, tasted wines from one end of Burgundy to the other, discovering some real gems along the way, in
Hosted by Peter Bourne. As the festive season approaches, our minds inevitably turn to wines of the bubbly kind, but the diversity, complexity and food-friendliness of high-quality sparkling wine makes these styles suited to far more than just an end-of-year toast. At this dinner, seven top examples of Australian Fizz will be put up against 10 stunning international styles, including Champagne, Cava and Crémant D’Alsace showcasing a range of terroir and grape varieties across 14 exceptional producers.
Bookings and details in Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue
In a part of New Zealand best know for thrillseeking winemakers are quietly producing premier pinot noir, writes Peter Bourne in
Qantas Travel Insider, October 2019 edition
Many of Australia’s wine-producing regions are perfect for cultivating and growing grapes native to Italy; our warm climate, long sunshine hours and diverse soil types enable the production of deliciously vibrant versions of Old World classics. Hosted by Peter Bourne tasting 15 of GTW’s favourites in Brisbane on August 27 . Saluti!
Bookings and details in Gourmet Traveller WINE, August/September 2019
Spring is upon us so that calls for freshly picked garden herbs and dishes with fresher and brighter flavours compiled by Hannah Meppem – and, of course, excellent wines to match selected by Peter Bourne, in