Words on Wine

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

Pickle Your Fancy – Food & Wine Pairing

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

Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, February/March 2020 issue

Sauvignon Blanc – GTW Panel Tasting

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

Gourmet Traveller Wine February/March 2020 issue