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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.

Our editor is Amelia Ball, a journalist with many years experience working in wine and liquor publishing. Amelia works alongside deputy editor Casey Warrener. Together, Amelia 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.

Issue #40 – on sale from Monday, May 7

Each year, our cellaring issue reminds us to enjoy our wines. And every time, we go home determined to open the good stuff... only to reach for something else. 

Wines are for drinking, but we all have those special bottles that we baulk at opening. 'Maybe they need longer'... 'Perhaps it's not quite the right occasion'... these are the things we tell ourselves when we consider that carefully cellared bottle of wine. And so they go back into their spot, waiting for the next time they're pulled out, over-contemplated and likely put back once again.  

We're all guilty of certain cellaring sins, no matter how much we know or how long we've been doing it. That's why we created an A to Z guide for this edition. It shares the basics of how to create the best possible collection – ideal for anyone new to cellaring, as well as those who've been collecting for decades. We also include some hot tips on the best wines to cellar right now from a number of people in the know. 

Also in this issue, James Halliday runs through a privileged Burgundy Grand Cru tasting, plus we meet Master Chef Australia's Gary Mehigan, focus on Australian pinot noir, tour Japan as well as South Australia's dynamic Riverland, learn a little more about wine tasting notes and look at the burgeoning UK wine industry. 

We hope it all uncovers some excellent drinking and, at the very least, helps you open the good stuff. 

Bonus: Inside this issue find our pocket-sized guide to almost 100 cellaring wines, many with special discounts not available anywhere else. 

Digital version of the Halliday magazine


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

The digital version of the Halliday Wine Companion 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

Not a member?

For a limited time, newsletter subscribers can sign up for a free trial. Sign up before the end of April 9th and you can view the April/May issue for free. Simply follow the steps below.
1. Follow the steps above until you reach 'download'
2. Sign up for an account and fill in the required fields
3. Enter the promo code - halliday

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