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Halliday Wine Companion 2014 (James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion) [Kindle Edition]

James Halliday
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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 2014 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 Australian 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 4009 wines
- Ratings, drink-to dates and prices for a further 2207 wines
- 94 new wineries
- 1396 winery profiles
- Best of the best wines by variety
- Section on varietal wine styles and regions
- 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

Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday AM has a career that spans over forty years, but he is most widely known for his witty and informative writing about wine. As one of the founders of Brokenwood in the Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales, and thereafter of Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, James is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through to the creation and marketing of the finished product. His winemaking has led him to sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and he has had a long career as a wine judge in Australia and overseas. In 1995 he received the wine industry’s ultimate accolade, the Maurice O’Shea Award. In 2010 James was made a Member of the Order of Australia. James has written or contributed to more than 65 books on wine since he began writing in 1979. His books have been translated into Japanese, French, German, Danish, Icelandic and Polish, and have been published in the UK and the US, as well as in Australia. He is the author of James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia and The Australian Wine Encyclopedia.

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Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over forty years, but he's 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. In 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to wine. 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3759 KB
  • Print Length: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #447,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By seagull
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My standard reference bible for Australian wines, it is excellent. I am puzzled that the snapshot of the 2013 vintage was blank. I normally buy the paperback but bought the kindle version, this time. Interrogation via the PC app or the Ipad works fine, and is okay on my new kindle paper white. it was a struggle on my old kindle using the vineyard search's.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have bought several hard copy versions before and found them useful. This Kindle edition is, however, difficult to navigate, with inadequate cross referencing, and is no where near comprehensive enough for it to be useful for a UK wine purchaser.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition is terrible 5 Jan. 2014
By Imprecise_matt - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The Kindle edition is so bad as to be unusable. No index, no ability to look for wineries by name, search doesn't work. I returned my copy for a refund. Having enjoyed the paper edition for many years, this was really disapointing.
4.0 out of 5 stars The first word on Australian Wine 29 April 2014
By Sue Wysoke - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Well presented and laid out. Unfortunately not all wineries are listed and some are only available on the online app version. despite this, it has proven to be a very useful book to review prior to making a wine purchase.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jmlewis 26 Jun. 2014
By J. Michael Lewis - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The best comprehensive Aussie wine guide available ! Australia offers some of the highest quality wines in the new world.
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