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Halliday Magazine

Halliday magazine offers a uniquely approachable take on wine, food and travel. Published six times a year and available in print and digitally for Halliday members.

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.

Got a question or some feedback for the magazine? Write in and you could win a mixed six-pack of wines from New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria, valued at $225. Simply send your questions to mail@winecompanion.com.au

Issue #45 – on sale from Monday, March 11

We know it’s all about what’s inside the bottle and that we shouldn’t judge a wine by its label. But, sometimes, we do. 

Issue #45 of Halliday magazine

We all have our preferences for certain wine styles and producers, regions and flavours, and the same can be said about the look and feel of our favourite wine bottles too. Maybe it’s the bold, typographic labels that tend to shout your name from the bottle shop shelves, or perhaps it’s the more classic designs that get you picking up a bottle every time. Whatever the case, labels play a role in our enjoyment of wine, so in this issue, we delve into the topic. We speak with the experts and look at the evolution of labels, also exploring the concept of blind tasting within this context, so we hope it gets you thinking.

When it comes to the wine inside the bottle, we have plenty on that in this edition too. We put nebbiolo under the spotlight, check in on some of the moreish Italian white varieties now thriving here in Australia, and UK wine writer Jane Parkinson runs through an excellent selection of some white wines direct from Italy. We also talk to winemaker Julia Weirich of Brave Souls Wine, who shares her story so far, and hear from New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov about his recent travels around Australia.

In addition, we head to Langhorne Creek to chat with some of its brilliant, under-the-radar producers, and hop over to New Zealand’s stunning Hawke’s Bay. As always, 100 great Australian wines can be found up the back with their tasting notes, and for anyone planning a wine-inspired getaway this year, don’t miss our handy guide to some of the top cellar doors around the country.

Digital version of the Halliday magazine


Keep up to date with all things wine while on the go.

The digital version of the magazine is back and now available on all devices.

All members can now access the digital version of the magazine. You can view the current issue, back issues and set it so that the next issue is automatically downloaded to your device when it's released.

How to install

iPhone users:

1. Search for 'Pressreader' in the App Store and install
2. Search for 'Halliday'
3. Click on the magazine cover and click 'Sign In'
4. Enter your Halliday Wine Companion account email (the email address you log into the Halliday Wine Companion website with) and the password - hwcmag
6. You can now download the latest issue and/or back issues

Android users:
1. Search 'Halliday Magazine' in Google Play
2. Click 'Install' and 'Accept'
3. Click 'Open'
4. Click on the magazine cover under 'Available Now' and click 'Sign In'
5. Enter your Halliday Wine Companion account email (the email address you log into the Halliday Wine Companion website with) and the password - hwcmag
6. You can now download the latest issue and/or back issues

Desktop:
1. Click here: Halliday Magazine
2. Click 'Start reading'
3. Click 'Sign In'
4. Enter your Halliday Wine Companion account email (the email address you log into the Halliday Wine Companion website with) and the password - hwcmag

If you are having trouble downloading the digital magazine, please contact info@winecompanion.com.au