Classic Wines of New Zealand is a celebration of the country's classic wines. New Zealand's premier wine author Michael Cooper provides in-depth profiles of wines that have consistently achieved excellence and outstanding success, and discusses many emerging stars. He explains how the wines are made and the major reasons why they stand out above others. Through 'vertical' tastings of past vintages, he gives insight into the style of each wine and its cellaring potential. The aim is to cut through the bewildering and ever-growing array of wines on the market to focus on those with a proven track record. It is both a must-have title for wine lovers and a great starting point for those interested in finding out what makes a great wine a true 'classic'.
Michael Cooper is New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer with a number of books and hundreds of magazine articles to his credit. In 1997, the fifth edition of his book The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand was awarded the Montana Leisure and Lifestyle category award. His book Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine continues to be an annual bestseller. His highly-acclaimed Wine Atlas of New Zealand, published in 2002, won the Montana Medal for Non-fiction in the 2003 New Zealand Book Awards.