Spin the Bottle – Rioja

Raise a glass of red to the Spanish wine region where fantastical hotels and modern cellar doors are right at home with medieval cobblestone towns, writes Peter Bourne & Lee Marshall, in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine May 2018

Spin the Bottle – McLaren Vale

Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry is easy to get to but much harder to leave writes Peter Bourne & Jo McKay, in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine April, 2018

Western Stars – GTW Panel Tasting

Cabernet Sauvignon and blends are what Western Australia is renowned for and the GT WINE tasting panel, convened by Peter Bourne, found some stellar examples, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

Harvest Feast – Food & Wine Matching

Days and nights spent picking grapes and getting wines into barrel call for a hearty feast to mark the end of vintage.  Game Pie, duck, porchetta and plum cake with matching wines by Peter Bourne of course, fit the bill in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

 

What to Drink With…Pulses

Pulses are nutrient-dense and increasingly taking centrestage in main and side dishes.  Here, Peter Bourne selects wine matches for his favourites, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

GTW Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards

The county’s leading wine writers have scoured every region in search of star wineries, top tasting experiences and places that serve first class food, and here are those in New South Wales as chosen by Peter Bourne, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – April/May 2018

 

 

Spin the bottle – Tuscany

Chianti might be the local hero in this thriving Italian wine region but there are plenty of other stellar reds to discover – and some great places to eat and stay, as Peter Bourne discovers in

Quisine – Qantas inflight magazine March 2018

Good as Gold – GTW Panel Tasting

Chardonnays from Victoria are drawing comparisons with premier cru white Burgundy.  Rightly so according to the panel, convened by Peter Bourne, which tasted wines from Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and beyond, in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – February/March 2018

Worth The Wait – Food & Wine Matching

Marinades elevate a barbecue to greatness, so make the time to let vegetables, seafood, meat and fruit take on the delicious flavours, writes Peter Bourne in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – December/January 2018

What to Drink With…Hard Cheese

Parmesan, Comté. cheddar, manchego and other dense, flavoursome cheeses require equally robust wine and drink matches, writes Peter Bourne in

Gourmet Traveller Wine – February/March 2018