Place an order for James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion and a case of mixed wine from Coldstream Hills could be yours. It’s that simple. We will announce the name of the lucky recipient on September 1.
James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion is the No.1 bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2012 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information.
Coldstream Hills, established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday, is one of Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Varietal and Reserve wines.
In Australian Wine Companion 2012, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important details on wineries – including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses – in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers.
An indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine, completely updated and revised, the Australian Wine Companion is a must-have for anyone planning to visit a wine-growing region or to replenish their cellar or wine rack. It is the most authoritative and entertaining guide to Australian wine. Coldstream Hills is one of the Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Varietal and Reserve wines.
About The Author : Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over 40 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 June 2010 James was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.