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Discover James' fabulous range of books at Readings online store today. Titles include the annual Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday: A Life In Wine, 1001 Wines under $1000, the Wine Atlas of Australia and The Wine Encyclopedia.

  • James Halliday's Wine Companion Book 2015 edition

    James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 edition is available now!

    The James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 is the number one bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2015 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage-specific 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.

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  • James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

    A stunning updated edition of this unrivalled volume by Australia’s foremost wine industry expert, now with a brand new cover. 

    From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sun-kissed Chardonnay, Australia produces wines that are among the best in the world. The diversity of Australian landscapes and soils ensures an optimal environment for every variety of wine grape, whether the cool climate of Tasmania for Pinot Noir, or the Mediterranean summers of the Margaret River in Western Australia for Cabernet Sauvignon. 

    James Halliday analyses every wine region in Australia – and there are over seventy – in this definitive book. He studies the types of grapes grown, the soil, the climate, the winegrowing history, and also introduces the most famous and respected wineries, winemakers and their signature wines. Each section is sumptuously illustrated and features a specially created map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location of the wineries. James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia is a masterwork by Australia’s leading wine critic and authority.


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  • James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries

    Arranged alphabetically and representing wineries from many regions, James profiles each winery revealing the background on the winery’s establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. He also provides tasting notes for each winery’s selected two most representative wines. Extensive introductory material includes a brief history of the Australian wine industry, climate, terroir, regions, and geographic indications.

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  • James Halliday: A Life In 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 60 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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  • The Australian Wine Encyclopedia

    For the first time, James Halliday's unrivalled knowledge about all aspects of wine has been channelled into The Australian Wine Encyclopedia, published by Hardie Grant Books.

    More than 800 meticulously researched, authoritative entries cover everything from the personalities involved in the evolution of wine and the great estates that have filled the country's cellars to the viticulture, climate and natural challenges posed by our wine regions. The Australian Wine Encyclopedia investigates, articulates and ultimately celebrates all that makes up the Australian wine landscape.

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