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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 #51 – on sale from Monday, March 9

Halliday Magazine Issue 51

Notes from the editor:

When we first decided to explore the vintage process in this edition, we had no idea it would follow such a challenging time.


It's been an incredibly difficult few months for many - and not just in the wine community. These recent events made us even more determined to go behind the scenes of picking grapes and making wine to show just how high-risk it can be. To do this, we chat to top grower-producers about harvest, which also provides excellent insights into the 2020 vintage. Spoiler alert: there will be some sensational wines.


Also in this issue, we look into lighter styles of red wine, which continue to grow in popularity, as well as the concept of elegance and exactly what it means when describing a wine. UK-based wine authority Jane Parkinson goes beyond Burgundy to find some brilliant pinot noirs from elsewhere around the world, Matthew Evans shares his love for farming, great food and wine, and we showcase some deliciously indulgent dishes that work surprisingly well with wine.


And with the unprecedented bushfires resulting in a downturn in winery tourism and trade over the holiday period, we made the decision to feature only Australian regions in this edition, so you can read all about Mudgee in New South Wales, and Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. If that's not enough to get you road-tripping, don't miss our cellar door mini-mag. This should provide even more inspiration for you to go straight to the source, chat to the producers and discover great wines you may not otherwise find - all for a good cause. Win-win!


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.