Peter Bourne pops the cork on Blanc de blancs for Qantas Travel Insider

What does Blanc de blanc mean?  “White of whites” in French, the name denotes a sparkling wine made with chardonnay grapes. Peter pops the cork on a few bottles of this bubbly chardonnay, in

Qantas Travel Insider magazine, December 2019 issue

Let’s Go Outside – Food & Wine Matching

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

Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2019/January 2020

Rosé Champagne – GTW Panel Tasting

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

Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2019/January 2020

 

Peter Bourne cracks open Grüner Veltliner for Qantas Travel Insider

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

Wine Review – 2018 Rosnay Freedom Grenache Carignan, Cowra, A$20

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.

Feast from the Middle East – Food & Wine Matching

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

Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

 

GTW Viticulturalist of the Year 2019 – Nick Dry

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

Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue

White Burgundy – GTW Panel Tasting

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

Gourmet Traveller WINE, October/November 2019 issue