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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 #48 – on sale from Thursday, September 12

Notes from the editor:

Each year, the awards are held on the eve of the Halliday Wine Companion book launch, recognising the six major winners and also the wines that top their varietal categories. This year’s results are yet another sign that the Australian wine industry is in exceptional shape.


From a grenache being crowned as Wine of the Year to a family of prosecco champions proving this sparkling can be serious, and a biodynamics pioneer crafting benchmark wines, this year’s winners are a true reflection of the wider diversity and quality being made across the country. Chatting to the winners is always a highlight for us, and you can read their stories inside.


Also in this issue, we look at the quality wines being made packaged in casks, as well as what’s happening behind the scenes with sauvignon blanc. We tour Victoria’s Macedon and Daylesford regions to get the rundown of highlights, and also explore Austria’s eastern wine regions, which are full of surprises.


It has reminded us, yet again, that you can never fully understand a wine without seeing where it’s grown and made, or without talking to the people behind it. So, with thousands of new wines featured in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion, and even more online, we hope you’re inspired to not only seek out a range of new releases, but to also explore their regions and cellar doors.


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 FAQ's or contact info@winecompanion.com.au