Spin the bottle – Champagne

This month, Peter Bourne pops the cork on a festive season favourite.  He checks out the cellar doors, samples the food and discovers the true Champagne lifestyle in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine December 2017

Celebrate – Food & Wine Matching

‘Tis the season to gather friends and family near and far to enjoy a traditional Christmas feast and open some special bottles. Peter Bourne selects wines to match recipes by Andy Harris in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – December/January 2018

 

What to drink with …Big Fish

Larger fish – tuna, swordfish, marlin and kingfish – tend to offer subtle flavours and, as Peter Bourne notes, a range of wine-matching options in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – December/January 2018

Euro Bubbles – GTW Panel Tasting

Champagne aside, here the tasting panel convened by Peter Bourne goes on a quest to find the best sparkling Europe has to offer, discovering quality fizz from Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, England and, of course, France

Gourmet Traveller Wine – December/January 2018

Spin the Bottle – Canberra District

Peter Bourne explores the cool-climate wine region near the nation’s capital visiting the cellar doors, sampling the food and staying a night or two in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine November 2017

What to Drink with…..Lemons

Used in almost every cuisine in the world, lemons add tang, zing and acidity, making wine matching difficult.  Peter Bourne is up for the challenge in

Gourmet Traveller WineOctober/November 2017

Come to Brunch – Food & Wine Matching

It’s the weekend, so invite a few friends over, cook up these North African- and Mediterranean-inspired brunch dishes, open some wine and while away the day.  Peter Bourne selects wines to match recipes by Andy Harris in

Gourmet Traveller WineOctober/November 2017

Home in the Rhone

Marsanne, roussanne, viognier and other white Rhone varieties have flourished in Australia and increased in popularity, leading the panel convened by Peter Bourne to taste through a selection of local and and French expressions

Gourmet Traveller WineOctober/November 2017