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

GTW Champagne & Sparkling Dinner

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

Spin the Bottle – Central Otago

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


Italian Varieties Dinner

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 Herbs – Food & Wine Matching

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

Gourmet Traveller WINE, August/September 2019