The Australian Wine Encyclopedia

The Australian Wine Encyclopedia


By (author) James Halliday

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  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 242mm x 34mm | 1,102g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Prahran
  • ISBN 10: 1740667743
  • ISBN 13: 9781740667746
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 96,452

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From Abbey Creek Vineyard all the way to zinfandel, detailed explanations of regions, personalities, grape varieties, winemaking processes, and terms used in discussing wines Don't know your amontillado from your amoroso? Can't say who declared cabernet sauvignon the only variety to be tolerated in heaven? Can't list the movers and shakers in the Australian wine landscape today? Never fear, James Halliday, Australia's foremost wine writer, has compiled all the answers. This is the definitive guide to all things wine in Australia, from someone who has immersed himself in the topic his whole life. With more than 800 meticulously researched entries written with his trademark vigor and contagious curiosity about what makes wine tick, this reference is a must for all lovers of wine, from newcomers to experts.

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Author information

Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over forty years, but he is most widely known for his informative writing about wine. He has been wine writer for The Weekend Australian since 1984 and regularly writes for food and wine magazines such as Decanter, Gourmet, and Epicurean, and has won numerous awards for his journalism including Australia's most prestigious wine trophy, the 2005 Saltram Australia Wine Communicator Award. James is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry, and is constantly in demand as a wine judge in Australia and overseas.