James Halliday’s Varietal Wines is the first book that puts Australian varietal wines into a world context. ? Profiles of more than 80 varieties - including classic, second tier and lesser known varieties ? The history of each variety from an international and then an Australian point of view - including statistics of the spectacular growth in Australia in the past 20-30 years ? Detailed information on how each wine is made ? Best producer listings in both Australian and international contexts. This fascinating and timely book is essential reading for all wine connoisseurs and would-be wine buffs. Varieties featured include: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Dolcetto, Durif, Gamay, Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscadelle, Muscat a Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Trebbiano, Verdelho, Viognier, Zinfandel, to name only some. James Halliday is Australia’s most respected wine critic and wine writer. He has written or contributed to more than 50 books on wine. He was the founder of Coldstream Hills in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, and before that of Brokenwood, in the Hunter Valley. He regularly judges at wine shows both in Australia and overseas, and is an unmatched authority on all aspects of the wine industry.
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