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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 wine-related question or some feedback for the magazine? Write in and you could win the top-tier 2004 EJ Carr Late Disgorged vintage sparkling wine from House of Arras in Tasmania, just in time for the festive season. Simply send your questions to mail@winecompanion.com.au

Issue #43 – on sale from Monday, November 5


Our festive edition is even more celebratory than usual this year, with James Halliday's recent 80th birthday our excuse to go big. 

Issue #43 of Halliday magazine

James celebrated his milestone birthday in August, marking almost 50 years in the wine industry. During this time he’s pretty much done it all – launched two incredibly successful wineries with Coldstream Hills and Brokenwood, written more than 70 books on wine, become a Member of the Order of Australia, and so much more. We chatted to him about his passion for wine, his cellaring experiences and also what he believes are his greatest achievements.

Sticking to this ‘80’ theme, we’ve asked top wine people from around Australia to share a collective 80 wines for the party season. Take your pick from their ideas, which will see you gifting, entertaining and drinking in style into the new year and beyond. UK wine writer Jane Parkinson also weighs in on the topic, discussing the international styles that can make ideal presents, offering 12 excellent examples to seek out. And if you’re still stuck for ideas, check out our special gift guide.

We also chat with winemaker Emma Norbiato from Calabria Family Wines in NSW, and delve into riesling with a twist. And if you need some travel inspiration, take our tours of Clare Valley, New Zealand’s Central Otago and Sonoma in the US.

We hope you have a wonderful festive season and enjoy sharing some great new wine discoveries with family and friends.

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