Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognized nationally as the industry benchmark. The 2016 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings, alcohol content and price, advice on optimal drinking as well as individual information on the wineries and winemakers. The Australian Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country's leading wine authority.
A respected wine critic and vigneron, James Halliday is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the Australian wine industry and can be compared to the likes of Hugh Johnson, Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson. His winemaking has led him to sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and he has had a long career as an international wine judge. In 1995 he received the Australian wine industry's ultimate accolade, the Maurice O'Shea Award, and in 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.