James Halliday is widely known as Australia’s most respected wine writer. He is constantly travelling, researching and tasting wine around the world as well as regularly judging at wine shows both in Australia and overseas. His annual publication, Australian Wine Companionprovides a wealth of information about Australian wine and wineries.
This 2006 edition profiles 2001 wineries (including 172 new entries), rating 5957 wines, with expert notes for 4414 wines. There is also a section discussing corks and screwcaps, a listing of the top-rating wineries of the year and a Best of the Best both by price and by variety.
This is a comprehensive guide with anyone with an interest in Australian wines – whether a home connoisseur, restaurant owner or anyone involved in the hospitability industry in any way. It would make an excellent gift for a wine buff.
Australian Wine Companion 2006, by James Halliday
Harper Collins, 2005