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Halliday magazine

Halliday magazine offers a uniquely approachable take on wine, food and travel. It’s published six times a year and available in print and digitally for Halliday Wine Companion members.

The magazine features articles by James Halliday (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.

Issue #50 – on sale from Thursday, January 16

Halliday Magazine Issue 50

Notes from the editor:


It doesn’t feel like so long ago that the year 2000 seemed so futuristic it was almost unbelievable. But here we are, kicking off 2020 and a whole new decade. We thought this timing offered an ideal opportunity to pause and consider how far the Australian wine industry has come, as well as what still lies ahead. So, for this issue – our 50th edition – we put the focus on some of our most agile producers who are working with a range of grape varieties that not only suit the changing climate, but also what they now understand to best suit their sites and regions.


We also ask some of our most successful producers for their reflections from their long careers and what they hope comes next, which drew some surprisingly diverse perspectives. Adding to this snapshot of where things are at right now is our story that features a range of ways newer wine producers are doing things their way.


Our UK-based contributor Jane Parkinson also looks ahead to 2020 and beyond, declaring that magnums are the way of the future. In doing so, she selects a dozen brilliant 1.5-litre options from around the world. They make excellent ideas for summer entertaining, as do the five other examples featured on our Wishlist page. And if you’re still stuck for seasonal wine ideas, our article on cabernet franc will help on the red wine front, while our regular section of 100 wines and their tasting notes will surely seal the deal. 


There’s plenty more in here to provide a stack of wine, food and travel inspiration, so we hope it all helps to start your new year in the best possible way.


Amelia Ball, editor
Amelia Ball
Editor, Halliday magazine


Digital version of 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 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 on release.

Click on your device below to learn how to access Halliday magazine digitally:


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 address and the password - hwcmag
6. You can now download the latest issue and/or back issues
Apple users:
1. Search for 'Pressreader' in the App Store and install
2. Search for 'Halliday'
3. Click on the magazine cover and 'Sign In'
4. Enter your Halliday Wine Companion account email address and the password - hwcmag
6. You can now download the latest issue and/or back issues
Desktop users:
1. Click on 'Halliday Magazine' below
2. Click 'Start Reading'
3. Click 'Sign In'
4. Enter your Halliday Wine Companion account email address and the password - hwcmag
Halliday Magazine

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If you are having trouble downloading the digital magazine, please refer to our FAQs or contact info@winecompanion.com.au.