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 - Aug/Sep 2016

    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.

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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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