Halliday Magazine

I was the Editor of Halliday Wine Companion Magazine for a few years, its Chief Features Writer for a few more, and a columnist and features writer for a few more on top of that. I’ve teamed with James Halliday for many years now to create the annual 50 Great Reds list.

50 Great Reds

It’s an annual guide and I love putting it together. Basically James Halliday chooses 25 best-of-the-best and I choose 25 under $30, which suits me down to the ground. I’ve done this every year for the past 5 or more; latest release was July 2019.


Halliday magazine is up to edition 45. I contributed to every one of the first 44 editions. As a junior cricketer I’d often go out in the 40s. I’m seeing a pattern.


I was the founding editor of Halliday Magazine and I was back in the chair while current-editor Amelia Ball was on maternity leave. Or I think I was; memories, I’ve lost a few. Most importantly I love the mag, it’s a great addition to the Australian wine landscape.