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Discover James' fabulous range of books at Readings online store today. Titles include the annual Wine Companion, James Halliday: A Life In Wine, 1001 Wines under $1000, the Wine Atlas of Australia and The Wine Encyclopoedia.
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Keenly anticipated each year by winemaker, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2014 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information.
In his inimitable style, 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 wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.
The Australian Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country's leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone visiting a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.
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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