This best-selling title, now in its 16th year of publication, is firmly established as the most authoritative and sought-after guide to New Zealand wines. Updated yearly with new tasting notes and vintage ratings, including the most current vintage, this is a 'must-have' publication for the new initiate and the established wine-buff alike. This book will help the buyer to make informed choices about the best value and best quality wines available. Divided by grape variety to help selection, this comprehensive guide includes vintage ratings, star ratings for quality, dryness/sweetness guide, retail price and value-for-money ratings. Other features include Classic Wines, wines that consistently achieve an outstanding level of quality for at least three vintages, as well as sections on 'Where to Buy Wine', 'Trends in the Wine Market' and 'Best Buys of the Year', and a vintage report
Michael Cooper is New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer with over 10 books, 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 prestigious and long-awaited Wine Atlas of New Zealand, published in November 2002 to critical acclaim, won the Montana Medal for Non-fiction in the 2003 New Zealand Book Awards.