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.

  • Current issue - Jun/Jul 2016

    Issue #28 delves into the art and soul of cellaring, as well as laying down the golden rules every collector should know. James Smith proves that cellaring isn’t just for wine with his guide to age-worthy beers. Dave Brookes shows you how to nail the basics, as well as providing a ‘cheat’s guide’ to enjoying aged wines. Several collectors share their stories on the ‘why’ of cellaring wine, and Tyson Stelzer tells us how to choose a great birth-year bottle.

    James Halliday rehashes an incredible meal matched to rare wines, many from his own collection. Ben Thomas puts a spotlight on cabernet sauvignon, David Sly hits the terra rossa trail in Coonawarra, and Jane Faulkner chats to two winemakers with a common goal.

    Further afield, James Atkinson gets his fill of bourbon in the United States’ Deep South, Florence-based food writer Emiko Davies serves up wine-spiked Italian recipes, and Jane Parkinson tastes and rates 14 international cabernets. Plus, browse 100 new tasting notes, and the latest news and events.

    BONUS: your free guide to top-rated cellaring wines

    This handy guide is packed with wines made to age well. All of the wines in this selection are rated 93 points or more, cover a range of styles and have lengthy suggested drinking windows – in some cases until 2045. Whether you’ve just started cellaring and are seeking direction, or have a collection with a life of its own, this guide promises a host of inspiring new ideas.

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    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.

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    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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