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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 Victoria's Mitchelton, valued at $285. Simply send your questions to mail@winecompanion.com.au

Issue #44 – on sale from Monday, January 14


It's interesting to learn that some of Australia's top winemakers started out in very different careers... 

Issue #44 of Halliday magazine

It’s nothing new, of course. Even James Halliday had a previous life as a partner in a law firm. Wine has a way of drawing you in like that. What begins as a passing interest soon becomes a distraction and, before long, it’s an all-consuming passion. For the five people we spoke to this edition, that pull was so strong that it made them drop everything and switch careers. We could have filled the entire issue with similar stories – it’s a common scenario across the industry, and yet another reminder of the power wine can wield.

All this warm weather got us thinking about a variety of drinks for this edition, from Australia’s burgeoning craft rum scene to semillon, sherry and even sangria. And if the holiday season has you dreaming about travel, check out our story on Italy’s Verona. Thanks to Campbell Mattinson’s inspiring words about the region’s incredible wine, food, scenery and history, by the time you finishing reading this piece, you might just be ready to book flights over there.

Also, don’t miss our chats with former English cricket great Sir Ian Botham, as well as winemaker Remi Guise from Western Australia’s Margaret River. And you can get excited about the increasingly diverse styles of wine from the Yarra Valley too.

We hope it all leads you to some excellent wine discoveries to share with friends and family as you ease into the new year.

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