768 pages, 9.22 × 6.08 × 1.81 in
November 5, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1742705391
ISBN - 13: 9781742705392
From the Publisher
The most authoritative and trusted guide to Australian wine. Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors, and wine lovers, the annual Wine Companion is recognized as the industry benchmark for Australian wines. It is the no.1 best-selling guide to wineries and wine in Australia and is completely revised and updated every year. James Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking as well as each wine’s closure, alcohol content, and price. He provides information about the wineries, winemakers, and other important details such as vineyard sizes, opening times, contact details, and website addresses. The Australian Wine Companion contains information you will get nowhere else, making it an indispensable reference and must-have guide for anyone with a passion for wine. And it isn’t only relevant to wine lovers in Australia—with the online marketplace booming and massive exporting of Australian wines, a wide selection of Aussie vintages are now readily available at the click of a button.
About the Author
A respected wine critic and vigneron, James Halliday is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry and can be compared to the likes of Hugh Johnson, Robert Parker, and Jancis Robinson. His winemaking has led him to sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and he has had a long career as an international wine judge. In 1995, he received the Australian wine industry’s ultimate accolade, the Maurice O’Shea Award, and in 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, an honor system that recognizes outstanding achievement and service.