James Halliday Top 100 Australian Wineries

James Halliday Top 100 Australian Wineries

In James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries, James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine writer and former, long-serving wine judge, makes his personal selection of our finest 100 wineries – from Bannockburn to Bay of Fires, Woodlands to Wirra Wirra.

Arranged alphabetically, and representing many regions, the profiles here reveal the background to the wineries’ establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. James also provides descriptive notes covering the style of and winemaking techniques for two nominated wines.

With extensive introductory material – which includes a history of Australian wine; its grape varieties and styles, and where those styles sit in a world context; its climate and terroir; and its geographic indications – James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries is a must-have resource.


James Halliday's Top 100 Australian Wineries

From Vines to Wines, Histories to Vintages

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.

McLaren Vale

Sea and Vines

McLaren Vale

This social and cultural history concentrates on not only the food and drink of this part of Australia, but also its natural beauty, architecture, traditions and community. Local wines and a mixture of contemporary and historical recipes are included.

Wine Trails - Australia & New Zealand

Wine Trails - Australia & New Zealand

Following the success of Wine Trails, we now bring you 40 perfect weekends in Australia and New Zealand wine country, introducing vineyards in regions including the Clare Valley, Margaret River, Hawkes Bay, Tamar Valley and Marlborough, as well as celebrating secret gems off the beaten path.

Wine Atlas of Australia

Wine Atlas of Australia

Written by one of the most respected wine critics in the world, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the wine-growing regions of Australia. With his usual wit and erudition, James Halliday introduces the reader to each area with an informative overview of its distinguishing features and history, as well as the wine styles and individual wines for which that region is known. He includes contact details for many of the regions' wineries, along with profiles of the wineries' styles and signature labels. Superbly produced with more than 90 color maps and hundreds of illuminating color photos throughout, this user-friendly atlas provides everyone from the devoted connoisseur to the armchair enthusiast with a thorough understanding of why Australia is rapidly becoming one of the world's top wine regions. Australian wines are known not only for their quality but also for their unequalled, rainbowlike spectrum of styles. With a career that spans over forty years, the author is a consummate authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through the creation and marketing of the finished product. His passion for his subject is evident and his insights brilliantly demonstrate how variety, climate, terroir, and technology have combined to produce superb wines that are just beginning to make their mark on the world. Copub: Hardie Grant Books Written by one of the most respected wine critics in the world, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the wine-growing regions of Australia. With his usual wit and erudition, James Halliday introduces the reader to each area with an informative overview of its distinguishing features and history, as well as the wine styles and individual wines for which that region is known. He includes contact details for many of the regions' wineries, along with profiles of the wineries' styles and signature labels. Superbly produced with more than 90 color maps and hundreds of illuminating color photos throughout, this user-friendly atlas provides everyone from the devoted connoisseur to the armchair enthusiast with a thorough understanding of why Australia is rapidly becoming one of the world's top wine regions. Australian wines are known not only for their quality but also for their unequalled, rainbowlike spectrum of styles. With a career that spans over forty years, the author is a consummate authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through the creation and marketing of the finished product. His passion for his subject is evident and his insights brilliantly demonstrate how variety, climate, terroir, and technology have combined to produce superb wines that are just beginning to make their mark on the world. Copub: Hardie Grant Books

Wine For Dummies

Wine For Dummies

Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been extensively updated! If you’re a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition will get you up to speed on what’s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you’re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you’ve been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics: How to handle snooty wine clerks, navigate restaurant wine lists, decipher cryptic wine labels, and dislodge stubborn corks How to sniff and taste wine How to store and pour wine and pair it with food Four white wine styles: fresh, unoaked; earthy; aromatic; rich, oaky Four red wine styles: soft, fruity, and relatively light-bodied; mild-mannered, medium-bodied; spicy; powerful, full-bodied, and tannic What’s happening in the “Old World” of wine, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and Greece What’s how (and what’s not) in the New World of Wine, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa U.S. wines from California, Oregon, Washington, and New York Bubbling beauties and medieval sweets: champagne, sparkling wines, sherry, port, and other exotic dessert wines Authors Ed McCarthy, CWE, who is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who owns the International Wine Center in New York, have co-authored six wine books in the For Dummies series. In an easy-to-understand, unpretentious style that’s as refreshing as a glass of Chardonnay on a summer day, they provide practical information to help you enjoy wine, including: Real Deal symbols that alert you to good wines that are low in price compared to other wines of similar type, style, or quality A Vintage Wine Chart with specifics on numerous wines Info on ordering wine from out of state, collecting wine, and more Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition is not just a great resource and reference, it’s a good read. It’s full-bodied, yet light…rich, yet crisp…robust, yet refreshing….

The Champagne Guide

The definitive guide to the Champagne region

The Champagne Guide

The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how Champagne is grown and made, and how to buy, open, serve and store, all for less than the price of a bottle of Champagne! A fully-updated colour edition of the internationally acclaimed self-published The Champagne Guide, winner of the 2011 Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award for the 2011–2012 edition. The book contains fully independent assessments, with profiles and ratings, of almost 100 champagne producers – from the smallest growers to the largest houses. The wines have all been reviewed based on current tastings and the notes are accompanied by full colour label images. The Champagne Guide 2014–2015 features fully updated and frank commentary on all the current issues facing Champagne: global warming, parallel imports, excessive yields, and how to avoid corked, stale and lightstruck champagnes. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers in Champagne this year and the best champagnes of the year under $60, under $100, under $200, at any price, and the best blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, rosé and low dosage champagnes. The world’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Champagne, featuring all the latest, freshest releases, all tasted recently. PRAISE FORE THE 2011–2012 EDITION 'One of the best books on champagne I have read.' – Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald 'Outstanding... brave... breathtaking... elegant... I cannot recommend it too highly ' – James Halliday 'That rare thing: a publication on wine that is as useful as it is beautiful ' – Jancis Robinson 'Of the new generation of Champagne specialists, Tyson Stelzer is certainly one of the most interesting, … with his brilliantly, up-to-date guide' – Tom Stevenson, Decanter magazine 'The best champagne guide released in a decade ' – Asian Correspondent ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tyson Stelzer was named The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards and The Wine Communicators of Australia Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013. He is the author of 14 wine books and a regular contributor to 15 magazines including Wine Spectator, Decanter, Qantas The Australian Way, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine and Wine Companion Magazine. He contributes reviews to James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion and is a contributor to Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine, 3rd edition. Tyson is a consultant to Qantas Airways First Class and Business Class champagne selection. As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in the UK, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a regular judge and chairman at Australian wine shows and is a co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red Competition and The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification. He is a winner of the Award for the Best Food and Wine Writing in The Australian Food Media Awards, and a finalist for the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year, and the Best Wine/Food Guide Book in the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. Tyson is 37 years of age and lives in Brisbane with his wife Rachael and sons Linden and Huon.

“The” Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

“The” Athenaeum