Restaurants are being encouraged to enter the Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards before the closing date of Friday 29 March. Presented wine distributor Fine Wine Partners and Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine, the awards recognise the skill, hard work and investment required to craft great lists.
This article was written many moons ago for Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine but I was just checking something in it and noticed that it wasn't on the site. Within a context of vintage variation the good form of Chapel Hill continues. MICHAEL FRAGOS grew up with wine grapes squishing between his toes. His parents ran [...]
The winners of Gourmet Traveller Wine's Winemaker of the Year Awards, announced last night, demonstrate the quality and diversity of Australian wine and the characters and stories within the Australian wine community, according to Wine Australia. The awards - presented in association with Wine Australia - were awarded to three of Australia's leading winemakers for breaking new ground and making diverse and interesting wines.
Not sure why I had the 2006 infront of me rather than the available to market 2009. Perhaps a re-release? It was in a line-up for the Australian Gourmet Traveller Winetasting panel that I was doing. I like seeing Australian nebbiolo, like drinking it too. There are some producers doing very good things with the variety in . The debate often flares up as to who the best producers are. I think Primo Estate is one.
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Australia's most important winemaker gongs were handed out on Friday night at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine devotes one issue every year to their shortlist for Winemaker of the Year and then, with many a drum roll, reveals the winner. Even to be shortlisted is viewed.
is of course a sensible thing to schedule at regular intervals. I'm wondering if I should align mine to this new( tonight? available for free on iTunes) which I read about in the most recent copy of Gourmet Traveller Wine. . .
If my palate were more constant and not affected by mood, food, children, work etc, I would think of performing some sort of half scientific blind tasting experiment just to test the hypothesis.
I've been meaning to cook the pictured lamb stew for some weeks, it's from last months Gourmet Traveller Wine and the meal is paired with a local Tempranillo. The only Tempranillo I have left at home needs some cellar time and a more auspicious occasion, so I opted for a middle aged Cabernet based wine - the capsicum and lamb reinforcing my decision.
The wine is plump and mature, but shows no sign of retirement. The nose at least is quite vigourous to begin, lead pencil, chocolate …
The Thousand Candles vineyard and wine project in the Yarra Valley has been the subject of more whispers, hype and rumour than any start-up in the nearly 20 years your correspondent has been writing on the subject. There have been paeans of praise from wine writers, including five glossy pages devoted to its conception in a recent Gourmet Traveller Wine feature. It is a lavish project in ambition and investment, and even before I'd tasted the first release, a 2011 Syrah ( Shiraz…
The search for Australia's best wine lists starts today as entries open for the 2012 Wine List of the Year Awards. Presented by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine and Fine Wine Partners, the awards seek out the best wine lists across Australia in a range of categories and venues from the city to the country, leading restaurants, gastro-pubs and wine bars. This year will feature a new award, the ‘Best Representation of Australian Wine' sponsored by A+ Australian Wine, …
The Barossa-based Glaetzer family seems to have wine in its genes. Nick Glaetzer, 31, is winemaker at Tasmania's Frogmore Creek and a producer of his own wines under the Glaetzer-Dixon label. Both his brothers, Ben and Sam, are winemakers who were Born and raised in the Barossa. Nick was presented with the Wine Australia Medal, an award given at the annual Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine awards, to a younger-generation, up-and-coming winemaker, writes Huon Hooke in The Sydney Morning Herald.