By the leading authority on the wine industry, James Halliday, Varietal Wines is the only book to put Australian varietal wines into a world context. Profiling around 130 wine grapes including classic, second tier and alternative varieties this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the varieties currently grown and made in Australia. Halliday writes the history of each variety from an international and then Australian point of view and includes the statistics of their growth in Australia, detailed information on how each wine is made, regional styles, best producer listings in both Australian and international contexts. Fully illustrated throughout with colour photography, this is a fascinating book for the wine connoisseur and an essential reference for every player in the wine world.
Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over forty years, but he is most widely known for his informative and award-winning writing about wine. In 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, an honor bestowed for his contribution to the wine industry. James is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the Australian wine industry and is constantly in demand as a wine judge across the globe.