The definitive guide to Australian Wines
A great wine is only accentuated by the addition of a perfect food pairing. James offers his suggestions for the perfect seasonal wine and food pairings. With spring almost upon us, consider pairing a young Riesling with a cold salad or sashimi or a young Pinot Noir with grilled quail.
What's the difference between an 89 and a 93 point wine? Which wines make the cut to appear in the annual Wine Companion? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this guide to understanding James Halliday's wine ratings.
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Designed to develop your interest and extend your knowledge of wine.
The charts in the following pages show James Halliday's ratings for every Australian vintage over the last 20 years.
The following charts show the grape variety plantings by tonne and hectares from 1996 to the present day.
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Alongside James Halliday is a dedicated team of tasters who review the wines in the Halliday Wine Companion guide.
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Whether you're after the most recent tasting notes, or you just want to browse through those from previous months, you'll find it all here in our archive.
In brief with James Halliday shows you the world of wine through James' eyes, sharing his wine news, commentary and titbits of personal interest.
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