James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion is the No. 1 bestselling guide on wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2013 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintagespecific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating.
He provides important details on wineries - including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses - in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers. An indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine, the Australian Wine Companion is a must-have for anyone planning to visit a wine-growing region or to replenish their cellar or wine rack. It is the most authoritative and entertaining guide to Australian wine.
James Halliday is Australia's most respected wine writer and wine judge. Over the past 40 years he has been a lawyer, winemaker and grape grower, wine judge, wine consultant, journalist and author. He established Brokenwood winery and Cricket Pitch vineyard in the Hunter Valley with Tony Albert and John Beeston in 1970, before founding Coldstream Hills winery (with his wife Suzanne) in the Yarra Valley in 1985.
James has written or contributed to over 30 books on wine including Collecting Wine. You and your cellar; the award winning Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand, the Wine Atlas of California and an annual companion to Australian and New Zealand wines.
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