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Top 100 Wines of 2014

James Halliday's annual Top 100 Wines of 2014 is out now! Selected from over 1500 submissions, the final cut is a roundup of some of the best wines in Australia. Find out which wines made the list here.

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And the award goes to ...



The past few weeks have seen the magazine and publishing industry's awards season in full swing, with the Australian Magazine Awards, Publishers Australia Excellence Awards and the Wine Communicators of Australia Awards all held. Wine Companion magazine received many nominations across a range of categories and some significant wins.

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Hardys WinesWine of the Week

Gleaming straw-green; a wholly convincing demonstration of the synergies of regional blending, but not losing the seamless progression of the wine from the bouquet through to the aftertaste; all the best qualities of present-day chardonnay, with its panoply of white peach, citrus and cashew flavours.


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What James is drinking2010 Hugh Hamilton Wines Pure Black Shiraz

It's not often I bring a bottle up to the house from the days' tasting of 80 wines, but I wanted to be sure this wine deserved the praise I had heaped on it during the tasting. The colour had alerted me the second it was poured during the tasting, with a depth and hue of a one- or two-year-old Shiraz, not a four-and-a-half-year-old, deep and vibrant crimson-purple.


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FeaturedWineries of the month

Check in here for a selection of top cellar doors to visit in November.

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