Good Food - Jeni Port

Jeni Port

Wine writer

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

Cool-climate shiraz awarded Australia's best red wine

Red wine, generic. Thinkstock pic

An Adelaide Hills shiraz has been recognised as Australia's best red wine at this year's International Wine Challenge.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed May 21 09:38:00 EST 2014

Innovator created a little magic

Winemaker Jack Mann.

A cabernet sauvignon series continues its tradition of honouring a great achiever.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

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