Halliday Wine Companion 2016 by James Halliday
The bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine (James Halliday Australian Wine Companion)

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Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2016 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information.

In his inimitable style, James 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 wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.

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


Full tasting notes for 3,859 wines
Ratings, drink-to dates and prices for a further 2,629 wines
92 new wineries
1,317 winery profiles
A list of the five-star wineries of each region
Vintage rating charts for each region
Regional index showing availability of food, accommodation, music events and cellar-door sales
A full-colour map of the wine regions of Australia

About James Halliday

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James Halliday, a respected wine critic and vigneron, 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. In 2010 James was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Published August 1, 2015 by Hardie Grant Books. 766 pages
Genres: Cooking.