Halliday Magazine

Halliday magazine takes a unique approach to wine, food and travel each issue, featuring engaging articles from some of the most experienced people in the wine industry, including Halliday Wine Companion founder James Halliday. Other regular contributors include Campbell Mattinson, Tyson Stelzer, Jane Faulkner, Jeni Port, Patrick Haddock and Dave Brookes, to name a few.

Available exclusively to website members, you can check back here for some of our favourite content from past editions and discover what makes Halliday the best-selling wine magazine in Australia.

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The terra rossa trail

South Australia’s Coonawarra region is doing what it does best – producing some of the nation’s finest cabernet sauvignon. But as wineries embrace their heritage and evolve techniques, they are also crafting other exceptional varieties.

The quiet achiever

Cabernet sauvignon doesn’t always get the limelight, but it more than deserves to steal the show. Here, producers from around the country discuss its past, present and future.

Painting the town red

Allan Myers is the owner of Victoria’s famed Royal Mail Hotel, which boasts an enviable collection of Burgundy and Bordeaux wines. Here, we take an exclusive look inside Allan's vast personal cellar.

Havana great time

Until Cuba was virtually sealed off by Fidel Castro’s revolution, people flocked to Havana’s fabulous hotels and bars. Now, the capital is alive once more, with visitors imbibing its most famed export, rum.

French accent

In his new book, France, Luke Nguyen shares bistro classics and cherished family recipes. Paired with local wines, this four-course feast is ideal for your next dinner party.

Global roaming

Meet the Australian winemakers who have embraced their wanderlust and are now crafting exceptional wines in Europe, the US and South America.

In a league of its own

Is there an Australian wine that’s more unique – or undervalued – than Hunter Valley semillon? James Halliday reveals why this changeable white should be a national treasure.

Wine dining

James gives a blow-by-blow account of the memorable Chardonnay Pinot Noir 15 Dinner, hosted by Gary and Julie Hounsell at the Healesville Hotel.

Stairway to Evans

The Len Evans Tutorial is arguably the most exclusive wine school in the world. Wine writer Patrick Haddock attended last November’s session and reports from the inside.

Aussie Rules

Head of Langton’s Fine Wine Auctions and winemaker at Silent Way, Tamara Grischy is an all-Australian gal. Revealing a love for Wendouree, Crawford River Riesling and Four Pillars Gin, her roots in the local industry run deep.

What's next?

Australian winemakers are increasingly looking to Mediterranean varieties to diversify their wine offerings and future-proof their businesses.

Food & wine matching: Asian seafood menu

Impress your guests with a zesty Southeast Asian seafood banquet, expertly matched to Audrey Wilkinson Wines.

Smooth Operators: Liz and Shaun Silkman

“It’s ours,” says Liz Silkman, sitting proudly with her husband, Shaun, in the Small Winemakers Centre in Pokolbin, in the Hunter Valley. Despite having made wines in the Hunter for more than a decade, their wines have only just started to be sold here, alongside other small producers, such as Andrew Thomas, David Hook, and Hart & Hunter.

Coastal Cool

On blustery days, the sound of crashing waves can be heard in the distance, which always seems incongruous at a wine tasting. It’s a powerful reminder that the ruggedly beautiful, often dangerous Indian Ocean coastline hugs Margaret River – although the constant stream of vans laden with surfboards is a dead giveaway, too.

Tokyo Hustle

A city of reinvention, nothing stays old in Tokyo for long. Yet if you look around, centuries of tradition are immediately apparent, from the local shrines and peaceful laneways tucked behind the busiest streets to the daily customs of its inhabitants.

Great Whites Bite Back

Big whites are back. The overwhelming trend towards longer and leaner white wine continues apace, but demand for more substantial white wine is on in earnest. Oak, fruit, richness and texture. They’ve almost been made to seem like dirty words in recent years… but no more.

Oregon: land of the brave

Thanks to a fearless band of visionary winemakers, the state of Oregon, in America’s northwest, now produces ethereal, savoury pinot noir of world-class quality.

Tyson Stelzer's guide to serving Champagne

Expert Tyson Stelzer reveals the best way to store, open and pour sparkling wine.

Josef Chromy

Modern architecture juxtaposed with an 1880s homestead could be a hideous mismatch, but that's not the case at Josef Chromy, one of Tasmania’s best outposts.

Match Point

Australian-born chef David Thompson reveals a penchant for pinot noir and knockout cocktails, and the secret to matching Thai food with whisky and wine.

Milan by night

When it comes to wining and dining, the Italians have nailed the brief. Here, Sarah Gamboni visits eight bars in Milan that have elevated aperitivi to an art form.

Life of Lak

From a Vietnamese refugee camp to a farming community near Bendigo, the life of Lak Quach has taken a series of dramatic turns... and all roads have led to the world of wine.

Yarra Valley: dividing the room

With a clear division between traditional, established styles and boundary-pushing examples, it’s an exciting time to be making wine in the Yarra Valley. And drinkers are reaping the rewards.

Yes way, rosé

Australian rosé has come a long way, baby. Forget the sweet, candy-coloured styles of the past… These days, local winemakers are crafting drier, paler wines with broad appeal.

Natural wonder

Minus machines and chemicals, Will Berliner tends to his ‘garden’ in WA’s Margaret River, crafting chardonnay and cabernet under his Cloudburst label. 

High & mighty

The Clare and Eden Valleys both produce a wide range of exceptional wines with a true sense of place. But it was their rieslings that captivated Tyson Stelzer on a recent trip.

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.

Wine trends: pét-nat

Wine often takes itself a little too seriously, no? There are times when drinking a glass of wine should just be plain fun, and sparkling wines should be no exception. Sure, Champagne has the prestige and the pedigree for big occasions, but if it’s pure, unadulterated drinking fun you’re after, pét-nat is the answer.

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