Wine Spirits

It's time to pay attention to the 'other' Cabernet

Quick: when you hear a wine is cabernet, do you automatically think cabernet sauvignon? Of course...

Six wine trends to watch for in 2019

The wine business is also a fashion business. Styles are in favour, then out again. After all, it...

Five under-rated Australian wine regions

Wine lovers can be fairly set in their ways when it comes to choosing what to drink. If you enjoy...

These airport lounges serve great Champagne!

Like many Australian Business Traveller readers, I appreciate the comforts of a good airport loun...

How to travel with wine

Opening a bottle of fine wine or spirits sourced on holiday evokes memories of your travels that ...

Matching Christmas meals with Aussie wines

The seafood is on order, the turkey and ham are ready to be picked up from the butcher, and the p...

Château Montrose now flying with Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific’s first class wine list now counts a new vintage red among its ranks with th...

Brokenwood Cellar Door opens at the Hunter Valley

The Barossa Valley has the iconic Seppeltsfield complex, McLaren Vale has the futuristic d’...

These three wines should always be in your fridge

Julia Child always kept a half bottle of Champagne in the refrigerator so she had something to si...

The six best drops from Penfolds' 2018 collection

When Penfolds unveiled its 2018 Collection last month it was, understandably, the $900 Penfolds B...

Get over your fear of chilling red wine

Last weekend the temperature on my back deck was 35 degrees, steaks were on the grill, and I crav...

Merlot is enjoying an overdue comeback

Sales of luxury merlots are increasing again, and restaurants are pouring more of it. Why? Becaus...

Six lesser-known wine varieties

It used to be a simple process when you popped into a liquor store to buy a bottle of wine or pee...

Behind Emirates' business, first class wine lists

For most travellers, choosing a wine to enjoy with their meal in business class or first class c...

Seven pinot grigios which deserve a closer look

Here’s a sad truth. Most pinot grigio is so watery, bland, and just plain dull that wine sn...

Five up-and-coming Aussie whiskies to watch for

Australian whisky has achieved some incredible feats in its short lifetime, but its availability ...

Tour the vineyard behind Henschke Hill of Grace

With the debut of Henschke's Hill of Grace 2013, we tour the vineyard and tell the story behind t...

West Sonoma Coast is a sweet spot for pinot

The remote coastline of Sonoma never fails to impress. Chilly fog and wind roll in from the Pacif...