Now that wine-making in New Zealand has truly come of age, what better way to commemorate the industry's successes to date then this magnificent new book which encompasses through words and images an informative and beautifully illustrated overview of where the industry has come from, its most significant influences - and where it is heading. Starting with a foreword by internationally recognised wine writer Bob Campbell MW, Celebrating New Zealand Wine goes on to detail the country's main wine-producing regions, focusing in each case on its grape varieties both past and present - and some of the key individuals who have made - or are making - their mark on the industry. Woven into the text is a discussion of the wine-making techniques employed and, of course, the source of each region's inspiration. Wine regions covered are: Northland, Auckland and Waiheke Island; Gisborne; Hawke's Bay; Wairarapa; Nelson; Marlborough; Waipara and Canterbury; and Central Otago.
Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Book on Wine - New World 2004.
Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category 2005.
Wine writer Joelle Thomson is the wine columnist for New Zealand's largest daily newspaper. She co-wrote the New Zealand content for the Global Encyclopedia of Wine (2000) and is a member of the British-based Circle of Wine Writers. Her first book, Joelle Thomson's Under 20 dollars Wine Guide, is now in its fifth edition. Andrew Coffey has been capturing images at home and around the world for over 15 years. His particular passion is for turning his lens on people in their own environment, and examples of his stunning photography can be seen in every quality magazine in New Zealand.