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Collecting, Cellaring and Serving

About Peter Bourne

Peter Bourne – aka “The Wine Man” – is synonymous with an enthusiasm and a passion for all things vinous. He's a wine educator and wine judge, and he also writes for the (sydney) magazine, Gourmet Traveller WINE and the QANTAS magazine.
From the Darling to the Dastardly: Shiraz Viognier

BY PETER BOURNE –
Find out more about this Rhône blend’s flourish – and precipitated fall – in Australia.

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Cabernets For The Cellar

BY PETER BOURNE –
Many enthusiasts simply put their favourite wines into a cool, dark place and hope for the best. However, there is more to creating a cellar of age-worthy wines.

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Alternative Icons and Gems

Grange and H.O.G. aren’t the only Australian “Icon” wines. If you’ve had somewhat of a fixation, take some notes from Peter’s superb list of “Alternative Icons”.

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The Uncanny Importance of Mercury

BY PETER BOURNE –
The tale of my vinous experiment with “serving temperatures” – aided by a microwave, an ice bucket and a bunch of thermometers.

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SPECIAL: What to Drink at an Australian Christmas?

BY PETER BOURNE –
The Christmas Day winelists are tricky. This is Peter’s how-to guide for both the hordes of relatives and the discerning wine lover (you!).

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The Rise and Rise of Imported Wines

BY PETER BOURNE –
With the high dollar, our retail shelves are groaning with imported wines which are full of character and often cheaper than the home team players.

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Fashion Collection

BY PETER BOURNE –
Wine is subject to fad and fashion, but what do these swings mean for the serious collector?

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A Quality Glass Adds Shine To Your Wine

BY PETER BOURNE –
Wine service has come a long way since the days of Paris goblets, Duralax tumblers and old Vegemite jars.

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The Weird and Wonderful Art of Wine Collecting

BY PETER BOURNE –
Been bitten by the “wine collecting” bug? If your children’s education has become subservient to the cellar, this is for you.

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The Joys of Cellaring

BY PETER BOURNE –
Time brings all the components of a good wine into vinous harmony – but is the wait always worth the heavenly highpoint?

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