Published once a year and recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine, the Halliday Wine Companion provides an impressive wealth of knowledge through detailed tasting notes, advice and vintage-specific ratings, along with information about wineries and vineyards such as sizes, opening times and contact details.

Much to the delight of all wine lovers, this year’s edition has been revised to feature up-to-the-minute content, delivered with the customary, witty style of this respected wine critic and vigneron. An unmatched authority on every aspect of the Australian wine industry, from planting to marketing, Halliday has a career that spans more than 40 years and earned him a Maurice O’Shea Award in 1995. Since he started writing about wine, he has contributed to more than 56 books and even started a bi-monthly magazine, presenting new release tasting notes, travel features, interviews, recipes and wine matches with an easy going and approachable fashion.

For those out there who are on a quest to find great wine, there is no better ‘companion’ than James Halliday.