More Reading on Australian Wine
Oz Clarke’s Australian Wine Companion, Oz Clarke, Harcourt, Inc., New York, 2004, paperback, 168 pp, $19.95.
As the subtitle states, “An Essential Guide for all Lovers of Australian Wine,” this is a first-rate volume on the
many wines and producers throughout Australian There are succinct overviews of the different wine producing
regions, lists of classic wines to try from each region, and short summaries of the major producers including
many colorful reproductions of labels.
Australia’s Liquid Gold, Nicholas Faith, Mitchell Beazley, 2003, paperback, 272 pp, $29.95. An account of the
growth of the Australian wine industry from its origins to the present day. Included are tales of pioneering wine
doctors of the 1800s who grew grapes in Australia.
Wine Atlas of Australia
, James Halliday, University of California Press, Berkeley, hardbound,
303 pp, $45. Halliday is considered THE authority on Australian wine and is
revered for his opinions in Australia. This is a serious book with extensive maps and
coverage of the topography, climate and geology of all of the major winegrowing areas
of Australia. Beautiful photographs of vineyards are included throughout. Short snippets
about major producers in each region are included with signature wines of each
winemaker emphasized. The maps are extensive.