Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

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. Together, Amelia and Casey 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.

  • Issue #35 – on sale from Monday, July 3


    Each year, when James Halliday and Campbell Mattinson send through their list of 25 Great Reds, it feels a lot like insider trading. 

    We guard these lists with our lives, but there's always a very real temptation to run out and stock up straight away. That lure has never been stronger than with this year's selection. While Campbell has a special knack for uncovering brilliant red wines under $30 (12 are $20 or less), James Halliday's bracket of $30-plus means the sky is the limit. This issue, however, 10 of those wines come in at $40 or less, with just seven priced over $50. 

    At the other end of the spectrum, we look at three of Australia's most coveted red wines – with prices to match. Patrick Haddock talks to the makers about what they believe defines greatness in wine. In addition, Campbell checks in on Australian shiraz, James gives us his take on the Granite Belt in Queensland, we hear what Tassie is doing differently, and also take a tour of the Barossa Valley and stunning Styria region of Austria.  

    PLUS… If you're craving something white, our special guide that comes with this edition is teeming with Wow Factor Whites, including some excellent bigger styles to see you through the cooler months. 

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