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"
James Halliday is one of the founders of Brokenwood and chief winemaker at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. He is the author of "Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand, Wine Atlas of California, The Art and Science of Wine, James Halliday's Wine Companion, "and many other books.