James Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 2010 Edition

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Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2010 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...

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Overview

Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2010 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 the wineries and winemakers and other important details such as vineyard sizes, opening times, contact details and website addresses.

The Australian Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country's leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone planning to visit a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.

Features

Tasting notes for 5884 wines

148 new wineries

Profiles of 1467 wineries

Expert ranking of wineries throughout Australia

Vintage rating charts

Regional index showing availability of food, accommodation, music events and cellar-door sales

Full-colour map of the wine regions of

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740667548
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Meet the Author

James Halliday is a wine critic who regularly contributes to Gourmet and Epicurean magazines. He is the founder of Coldstream Hills and Brokenwood wineries and is the author of several books, including James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Australian vintage 2009: a snapshot 5

How to use the Wine Companion 7

Winery of the year 11

Best of the best of Australian wine 12

Best of the best by variety 13

Best wineries of the regions 28

Ten of the best new wineries 34

Ten dark horses 36

Special value wines 38

Australia's geographical indications 40

Australian vintage charts 44

Plantings and production 46

Acknowledgements 49

Australian wineries and wines 50

Index 735

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