Angus Hughson

Crackas' in-house wine writer has been working in the wine trade since 1999, first as a researcher then sommelier, retailer and brand ambassador both in London and Sydney. Awarded the Gourmet Traveller Wine Young Writer award in 2005 Angus has since contributed to a range of publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Herald Sun, The Australian Way (Qantas inflight) and is currently the regular wine columnist for Wish Magazine, published monthly in The Australian.

Angus was a Len Evans Scholar and has judged at The Hunter Valley Wine ...

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Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine

Soak up the best from the pages of Gourmet Traveller WINE, voted World's Best Drink Magazine. Whether you're in search of a vineyard retreat, the right drop to match with food or are simply after the best buys on bottle-shop shelves, we have all the expert advice you'll need to be an informed wine lover.

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Ben Malouf

Ben Malouf is mad about liquor. He writes about it. He talks about it. He sells it, and he enjoys indulging in a glass or two.

Ben is The Daily Telegraph’s resident wine reviewer and co-host of the Food & Wine Hour on 2GB. He also frequently sits on wine tasting panels for the National Liquor News.

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Ben Thomas
It's no surprise that after 20 years in the media, from copyboy to journo and the IT department, Ben turned to the bottle. If he isn't talking about wine, Ben's tasting it - thousands of bottles a year. His love of wine and viticulture has taken him to Europe, New Zealand, South America and all around Australia in search of the best wines and the stories behind them.

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Campbell Mattinson

Campbell Mattinson is the Editor/Publisher of The Wine Front and the former Editor of James Halliday’s Wine Companion magazine. Until recently he was the SUNDAY Magazine wine columnist. He won the Best Australian Sports Writing Award in 1996, an Independent Young Writer of the Year Award in 1995, and the Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award in both 2005 and 2007, among other awards. In 2016 he was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the international Louis Roederer Wine Media Awards. Somewhere along the line he was the founding editor of Australian Sommelier Magazine.

In 2006 he...

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh

Award-winning wine critic Campbell Mattinson teams up with established wine publisher Gary Walsh to share their knowledge on more than 1000 red wines, including more than 750 new releases across all prices and styles. Each has expert tasting notes and is rated on price, value for money and investment potential so that you can get the best out of the wine you buy. With an eye for recession-busting wines, and new sections on sparkling reds and organic and bio-dynamic wines, The Big Red Wine Book is the only guide for red wine lovers everywhere.

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Cracka Tasting Panel
Behind our online store is a crack team of wine experts to give tailored, highly personalised service to our very best customers, all part of guaranteeing that our customers enjoy each and every bottle of wine they buy from Cracka.

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