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Varietal of the month

Each month the Halliday team showcases a different varietal, sharing ratings, news and reviews, plus interviews with winemakers and James Halliday's top-rated examples. 

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New classics

Step out of your chardonnay and shiraz comfort zone and into a new world of European wines, as Jane Parkinson shares her tasting notes for 15 examples to track down.


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Taming the beast

From the ocean to the land, the soil to the wine styles, you’ll find a great deal of diversity within Geelong, a robust, resilient region just south of Melbourne.

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Last drinks with James Audas


He's previously worked the wine list at Est. and Black by Ezard, and turned the tables at world-famous Noma. Now, he's crafted an intrepid wine list for Silvereye at Sydney's Old Clare Hotel.

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James on the making of a Giant

The quiet achiever of the Yarra Valley wine scene, Innocent Bystander's Giant Steps label is all about the fine details. James discusses where it's come from, and where it's going.

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Greek food & wine matching

Embrace the bold flavours of the Mediterranean with this laidback menu, matched with food-friendly Australian wines. 

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Throwback Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

One of Australia’s finest examples, this 2011 chardonnay has the body and weight to match roast chicken and pork. Pull out a bottle for a long, lazy lunch this weekend.

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