Looking for ways to keep warm this winter? Issue #29 gives you everything you need to make it through the cooler months – not just in one piece, but also indulged and happy.
Browse 50 of the season’s best red wines, as selected by James Halliday and Campbell Mattinson, who again tasted thousands of wines for the imminent 2017 Companion. (As a bonus, Campbell’s 25 are $30 or less.) Join Patrick Haddock as he looks into the current state of Australia’s ‘big reds’, and Ralph Kyte-Powell as he reflects on the ultimate winter warmer, fortified wine. And if sweets are your thing, don’t miss our pie recipes, each with a pitch-perfect wine match.
Further afield, Jane Parkinson investigates Chile, South America, and provides her pick of places to visit and wines to try. Jane Faulkner hits up the recent Sauvignon 16 event in Marlborough, New Zealand, and we take a look at what NZ wines are on the rise. Plus, browse 100 all-new tasting notes, and the latest news and events.
BONUS: your free guide to wow-factor whites
As the chill sets in, it can be easy to overlook many white wines, but this guide is here to help. We’ve compiled some of Australia’s finest white wines, each with a score of 93 points and more. From semillon to chardonnay, riesling, gruner veltliner and beyond, you’ll find a fantastic selection of top whites from wine regions around the country. In addition, the winemakers have shared their favourite winter dish to match with each wine – think curries, roasts and comfort food galore. In many cases, an exclusive Halliday reader discount is also up for grabs, so we hope you take advantage of the offers and discover some new favourites.