Jeni Port

Jeni Port

Wine writer

Best bubbly for the festive season 2015

Karen Martini's rosewater and raspberry popsicle with champagne.

It's party season and the champagne corks are popping. Here's our list of best French and Aussie fizz to set you on a festive summer course.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 24 00:15:00 EST 2015

Time to sparkle: Best Australian and French bubbles for the festive season

Champagne cork popping

It’s party season and champagne corks are a’poppin’. Here’s our list of best French and Aussie fizz to set you on a festive summer course.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Nov 23 16:43:46 EST 2015

Yarra Valley cabernet . . . not sexy enough?

Seville Estate vineyard.

Cabernet sauvignon, once the Yarra Valley's pride, has become its Cinderella variety. Has its time to shine come again?

Good Food | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 13 10:00:00 EST 2015

Victorian wines shine at 2015 Halliday awards

Winning winemaker and Black Saturday survivor Tom Carson.

Victorian winemaker Tom Carson of Serrat has been awarded for a drop that may have saved his life.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Jul 29 14:05:04 EST 2015

Top 10 Australian winter red wines

Yalumba Wines is undergoing a major transition in management ranks and inside the boardroom.

Perfectly suited to hearty meals, these cold weather friendly wines will warm you from the inside and start at $19.

Top 10 Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jun 16 00:45:00 EST 2015

Five reasons to get excited about riesling

Glass of white wine.

From wild yeasts to botrytis, winemakers are pushing the boundaries in the riesling world.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

The 2015 Wine Honours List

Raise a glass to Australia's winemakers.

Here's our Post-Australia Day Honours List, recognising the special contribution of our wines, and the people behind them, to our great nation.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015

Best rose wines for 2015

Jeni Port shares her top rose picks.

Get in the pink with Jeni Port's picks.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Jan 12 23:12:15 EST 2015

Best Australian wines of 2014: from shiraz to gruner veltliner

Jeni Port's top drops for 2014.

It was a tough year for our winemakers but there was plenty of wine that shone through nonetheless.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2014

McLaren Vale is in need of a white wine champion

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale has become known as a red-grape region. Can any white varieties stand the heat?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 04 10:34:18 EST 2014

Fortifying the cocktail: in defence of a wonderful mix

Shae Silvestro's Port Side cocktail.

Bartenders share cocktail recipes that celebrate fortified wines.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Oct 15 17:48:05 EST 2014

Andrea Bocelli brings Bocelli Family Wines to Australia

Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is in Australia to launch his family's wine range.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 23 10:08:20 EST 2014

Wolf Blass leaves legacy at 80th birthday

Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass

He was a puffed up little German with tickets on himself and an ego you could see from space. Or, he was just a blender of wine not interested in serious wines that aged.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015: The drinks awards


Some trends arrive fast.

Good Food Guide | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 02 03:00:00 EST 2014

Much to wine about as drink lists take over

Cocktails on the rise.

Bye bye wine lists: The drinks list is exploding with cocktails, gin and craft beers cutting in on the action.

Good Food Guide | Jeni Port | Sat Aug 30 08:00:00 EST 2014

Winemakers create Australian vermouths

Australian-brewed spirits.

Gilles Lapalus is being cagey, which is completely out of character.

Food News | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australia's 10 best winemakers

Louisa Rose.

We asked 100 wine experts to decide the country's top 10 wine producers - and found a male domain has been invaded.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vineyard real estate: whatever it costs...

Mornington peninsula vineyards.

Vineyard-suitable land on the Mornington Peninsula is the most expensive in Australia.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why Tasmanian pinot noir matters

Red wine.

Tasmania is arguably the most exciting pinot noir producer in Australia. But that's not the only reason.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Is Australian red wine too alcoholic?

Red wine

Debate rages about the merits of high-alcohol wine and a small group of Australian producers is ignoring the pleas for lower percentages.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Jun 09 11:58:00 EST 2014