Good Food - Jeni Port

Jeni Port

Wine writer

Australians drinking more champagne while the French drink less

French champagne.

Australia is the sixth largest importer of champagne in the world.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Mar 26 11:38:30 EST 2014

Low fruit yields mixed blessing

The summer has not been kind to vineyards, but there is still positivity.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Roll out the red carpet

The hits - and misses - of Penfolds' new releases.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

25 wines for $25 or less


We demand so much of a value wine, don't we? It can't simply refresh, be nice to drink or be a good little quaffer. No, a value wine has to over-deliver for the price.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Master pieces

Faces of experience: (From left) Phillip Jones, Pat Carmody, Guill de Pury, Rick Kinzburnner, Viv Thomson and John Thomson. Ron Laughton is also tasting.

A wine award can be sheer luck. Master status comes from cultivating the habit.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

What we love to drink in summer

Grape experience: Chris (left), Bruce and John Tyrrell.

Along with cricket and crayfish, our First Families of Wine indulge in other savvy choices.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Raise a glass to Aussie greats

Here's an Australia Day honours list with a difference, recognising the special contribution of our wines and the people behind them.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Drinking in the best of 2013

Red wine.

Jeni Port shares her picks of the best wines of the year.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

The perfect match: Wine suggestions for Christmas Day

Christmas Mule.

Put as much thought into what you drink on Christmas Day as to what you will be eating. Here are some traditional and alternative pairing ideas.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Christmas gift ideas for the wine lover

Christmas gifts for the wine lover.

From cheap and cheerful to once-in-a-lifetime adventures, we look at some of this season's best gifts for the wine buff.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Let the conversation begin

Mendoza men: The Jed Boys take a breather from the vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. From left: Rob Bates-Smith, Tom Egan and Blair Poynton.

A growing number of Australian winemakers are coming to appreciate the vibrant qualities of the underrated malbec grape.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Our flutes bubbleth over

Australians are drinking more champagne than ever before.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Nov 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Raise a glass to the Hardy heritage

Call me Bill: William Hardy from Hardy Wines.

Winemaker Bill Hardy at Hardys Wines has always been called Bill. Just Bill.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

A champagne year

While the rest of the world was in recession, Australians were popping corks.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 16:00:00 EST 2013

The acid test for tempranillo grapes

Scientific approach: Peter Leske of La Linea vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

Is tempranillo, that most dashing dark grape of Spain, an emerging grape variety in Australia?

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Oct 01 03:00:00 EST 2013

Australia for the vinitourist

Henschke Winery, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Do Margaret River's beaches beat the Barossa's big names? Here's a tally sheet of our top wine spots.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Vintage Dom raises a glass to class

Taste test: Master blender Richard Geoffroy is maintaining the traditions of his Benedictine forebear Brother Pierre Perignon.

Champagne flutes are pushed aside as a legendary winemaker uncorks his latest 'harmonious' vintage.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Same class, different glass

Richard Geoffrey dom perignon

Releasing the 2004 Dom Perignon, the winemaker tells Jeni Port why champagne shouldn't be drunk in flutes.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Aug 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

China's red army

When documentary Red Obsession showed in New York, Robert De Niro declared it ''wonderful'' .

Food News | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 13 03:00:00 EST 2013

Robert De Niro's Tribeca nod to Aussie film Red Obsession

Warwick Ross of Portsea Estate.

As cinematic adventure stories go, this one has the lot. Russell Crowe, Robert De Niro, and an idea sparked on a flight from Sydney to London which led to a 14-month project across two continents.

Drink | Jeni Port | Thu Aug 01 15:58:00 EST 2013