James Halliday - Author

About the Author

Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday 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.

Featured books by James Halliday

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Author: James Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2014

From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sun-kissed Chardonnay, Australia produces wines that are among the best in the world. The diversity of Australian landscapes and soils ensures an optimal environment for every variety of wine grape, whether the cool climate of Tasmania for Pinot Noir, or the Mediterranean summers of the Margaret River in Western Australia for Cabernet Sauvignon. James Halliday analyses every wine region in Australia - and there are over seventy - in this definitive book. He studies the types of grapes grown, the soil, the climate, the winegrowing history, and also introduces the most famous and respected wineries, winemakers and their signature wines. Each section is sumptuously illustrated and features a specially created map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location of the wineries. James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia is a masterwork by Australia's leading wine critic and authority.

Other books by James Halliday

Halliday Wine Companion 2019 The bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine

Halliday Wine Companion 2019 The bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine

Author: James Halliday Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2019 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 with points, price, value symbol and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine's closure and alcohol content. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.

Wine Atlas of Australia

Wine Atlas of Australia

Author: James Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2018

Written by one of the most respected wine critics in the world, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the wine-growing regions of Australia. With his usual wit and erudition, James Halliday introduces the reader to each area with an informative overview of its distinguishing features and history, as well as the wine styles and individual wines for which that region is known. He includes contact details for many of the regions' wineries, along with profiles of the wineries' styles and signature labels. Superbly produced with more than 90 color maps and hundreds of illuminating color photos throughout, this user-friendly atlas provides everyone from the devoted connoisseur to the armchair enthusiast with a thorough understanding of why Australia is rapidly becoming one of the world's top wine regions. Australian wines are known not only for their quality but also for their unequalled, rainbowlike spectrum of styles. With a career that spans over forty years, the author is a consummate authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through the creation and marketing of the finished product. His passion for his subject is evident and his insights brilliantly demonstrate how variety, climate, terroir, and technology have combined to produce superb wines that are just beginning to make their mark on the world. Copub: Hardie Grant Books

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Author: James Halliday Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2018 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 with points, price, value symbol and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine's closure and alcohol content. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.

Varietal Wines A guide to 130 varieties grown in Australia and their place in the international wine landscape

Varietal Wines A guide to 130 varieties grown in Australia and their place in the international wine landscape

Author: James Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

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.

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Author: James Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2014

From deep, supple and mouth-filling Shiraz to golden botrytised Riesling, from delicious gooseberry and grass-driven Sauvignon Blanc to the generosity of sun-kissed Chardonnay, Australia produces wines that are among the best in the world. The diversity of Australian landscapes and soils ensures an optimal environment for every variety of wine grape, whether the cool climate of Tasmania for Pinot Noir, or the Mediterranean summers of the Margaret River in Western Australia for Cabernet Sauvignon. James Halliday analyses every wine region in Australia - and there are over seventy - in this definitive book. He studies the types of grapes grown, the soil, the climate, the winegrowing history, and also introduces the most famous and respected wineries, winemakers and their signature wines. Each section is sumptuously illustrated and features a specially created map highlighting geographic landmarks and the location of the wineries. James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia is a masterwork by Australia's leading wine critic and authority.

James Halliday's Top 100 Australian Wineries From Vines to Wines, Histories to Vintages

James Halliday's Top 100 Australian Wineries From Vines to Wines, Histories to Vintages

Author: James Halliday Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

James Halliday, Australia's leading wine writer and judge makes his personal selection of Australia's finest 100 wineries. Arranged alphabetically and representing wineries from many regions, James profiles each winery revealing the background on the winery's establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. He also provides tasting notes for each winery's selected two most representative wines. Extensive introductory material includes a brief history of the Australian wine industry, climate, terroir, regions, and geographic indications.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

Author: James Halliday Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2012

James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion is the No. 1 bestselling guide on wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2013 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintagespecific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important details on wineries u including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses u in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers. An indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine, 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.

Life in Wine

Life in Wine

Author: James Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

A delightful collection of James Halliday's reminiscences of his remarkable wine career, from the master himself. In a much-lauded career in wine spanning over forty years and accumulating innumerable awards, James Halliday has seen it all. Join him as he recounts, in his inimitable style,the events and people that have shaped his life to date.

The Australian Wine Encyclopedia

The Australian Wine Encyclopedia

Author: James Halliday, Hugh Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Don't know your amontillado from your amoroso? Can't say who declared cabernet sauvignon the only variety to be tolerated in heaven? Can't list the movers and shakers in the Australian wine landscape today? Never fear, James Halliday, Australia's foremost wine writer, has compiled all the answers. The Australian Wine Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to all things wine inAustralia, from someone who has immersed himself in the topic his whole life. From Abbey Creek Vineyard all the way to zinfandel, James gives detailed explanations of regions, personalities, grape varieties, winemaking processes and terms used in discussing wines. Written with his trademark vigour and contagious curiosity about what makes wine tick, The Australian Wine Enclycopedia is amust-have for all lovers of wine, from newcomers to experts.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012

Author: James Halliday Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2011

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. Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintagespecific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important details on wineries u including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses u in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers. An indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine, 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.

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