Halliday Wine Companion Magazine

James Halliday’s 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 and editor with many years experience working in wine and liquor publishing. Amelia works alongside digital editor Sarah Gamboni and content producer Casey Warrener. Together, Amelia, Sarah 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.

If you'd like a taste of what Halliday Magazine has to offer, check out our feature articles section, where you'll find some of our favourite pieces.

  • The festive season issue – on sale now


    This latest issue of Halliday magazine is the ultimate guide to getting through the festive season in style. From sparkling wines on a budget and wine gift ideas to quality thirst-quenchers guaranteed to please the crowds, we’ve got it covered.

    Tyson Stelzer gives us the rundown on sparkling and Champagne, UK-based Jane Parkinson shares 15 top international wines that won’t all blow the budget, Sarah Gamboni looks at ever-popular Aussie rosé and we bring you five enticing finger-food recipes with tips on choosing wines to pair with so many flavours.

    We also delve into the Mornington Peninsula and share the story behind McLaren Vale’s Zerella Wines, while James Halliday runs through an unmissable tasting from Best’s Great Western, not to mention our insider tips on the best spots in New York and Bangkok.


    Free with this issue is our Halliday Festive Guide, offering approachable cocktail recipes, beers that are ideal for warmer weather, seasonal recipes and wine pairings, and a special advent calendar. While catching up with friends and family in the lead-up to Christmas this December, follow our advent calendar’s lead and share these 24 incredible wines.

  • Are you a website member? You have free access to the Wine Companion Magazine for iPad!

    When you sign up to any membership on Wine Companion, you also get free access to the Wine Companion Magazine app for iPad. You'll have access to all of the magazine's current and past issues, so you'll never miss a thing! Visit the iTunes store and download the app.

    How to download free issues:

    1. Download the app from iTunes

    2. Open the app via Newstand

    3. In the menu, select Download

    4. There will be a button in the top right-hand corner. Select Redeem

    5. Enter your website sign in details in the space provided

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  • Subscribe to the iPad version of the Wine Companion magazine

    Halliday Wine Companion magazine is the first Australian wine magazine to have its own iPad version. Packed with extra content and features, the iPad version of the magazine is amazing value with a subscription costing only $19.99 for 6 issues. If you are a member of WineCompanion.com.au then you already have free access to the iPad magazine app and can download issues using your member login details.



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