The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Halliday Wine Companion magazine offers a uniquely approachable take on wine, food and travel.
Published six times a year, the magazine features articles by James (who better to explain what to look for in wine than the great man himself?), the most sought-after wine reviews (100 new release tasting notes in every issue), travel features through the great wine regions of the world, plus amazing recipes and wine matches.
Our editor is Amelia Ball, a journalist with many years experience working in wine and liquor publishing. Amelia works alongside deputy editor Casey Warrener and commercial editor Carlie Trotter. Together, Amelia, Casey and Carlie are able to indulge their passions for wine, food and travel, while telling the stories of the people and personalities who make the magic happen.
The recent Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards left no doubt that our wine icons are in order.
The teams behind Mount Mary, Henschke and Grosset are no strangers to accolades, but this year they took out three of our six most coveted honours – Winery, Wine and Best Value Winery of the year. No mean feat.
The other award-winning wineries were somewhat less expected: Shaun Crinion had never before submitted his Dappled Wines to James Halliday; the Yarra Valley's Boat O'Craigo had been quietly improving under the radar; and Paul Hotker from Bleasdale Vineyards is one of the Langhorne Creek winemakers who simply want to make "good booze".
There's plenty more too. We've looked at Aussie and international pinot gris/grigio, focused on the beguiling varietal of fiano, visited some urban wineries and selected four spring-inspired dishes complete with medicinal benefits (and wine matches too). And for anyone seeking travel inspiration, our stories on the Rutherglen, Hong Kong bars and South Africa's gourmet scene might just do the job.
PLUS, don't miss our free Red Hot & Rated guide – it's packed with red-wine inspiration to help you find a stack of new favourites over the coming months.
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