Rob Geddes' Gold Book 2012 – don't buy Australian wine without it!

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Australian Wine Vintages 2012 by Robert Geddes MW

Australian Wine Vintages 2012 by Robert Geddes MW

Rob Geddes MW, author of Australian Wine Vintages

 

With yet more to offer, the 29th edition of Australian Wine Vintages – or ' The Gold Book', as it is affectionately known – is enjoyed by wine drinkers and collectors at any stage in their wine journey, and by wine travellers who want a glovebox-sized travelling companion.

In 2012, space  has been added for even more of the highest quality producers from Australia plus more wines from New Zealand.  Now with over 4000 wine reviews, rather than covering the entire industry, the Gold Book focuses on producers consistently making quality wines or representing excellent value at all prices. 

With this year’s edition, the best wines are even easier to identify with Gold Book ‘5 Gold Star’ & ‘Top 100 Wine’ badges being applied to websites & electronic communications.

Complete with full colour label images and winery details, this easy to use book is written and published by Robert Geddes, only the third of a handful of Australians to be awarded the prestigious international ‘Master of Wine’.

Just one of the many benefits that set this guide apart from the others is the review of older vintages and how they are drinking for those who like to cellar their wines, or may have the opportunity to purchase an older vintage. This year, Rob has added over 1000 older vintages, continuing to ensure the Gold Book is the most comprehensive and useful guide to wineries in Australia and New Zealand.  Special sections for wines available in 375 ml bottles and Australian spirits and liqueurs are also included.

Each year Rob and his tasting panel highlight the best wines while providing winery ratings, and expert’s star ratings for each wine. In addition to the wine and wineries review section, the best wines conveniently appear in the Top 100 wine list for the year’s most outstanding wines and the Gold Star wine list for wines that consistently perform their best vintage after vintage.

Being bound in a hard cover means that the Gold Book withstands the rigours and knocks of being a travelling companion while still looking elegantly irresistible to guests on a coffee table. Its compact size fits neatly into a glove box, handbag or hip pocket.

The unique travel section has been expanded as more wine regions now offer quality regional travel experiences. Giving the most up to date advice as to which cellar doors to visit plus where to eat and stay, the Gold Book draws not only on Rob’s experiences but the winemakers of the region.  Now every traveller can benefit from this insider knowledge and with these decisions sorted, there is nothing left to do but focus on enjoying their trip.

 

Australian Wine Vintages 2012 by Rob Geddes MW is published by Geddes a Drink Publishing Pty Ltd, RRP A$34.95 and is available  from local bookshops or online at www.thegoldbook.com.au

Read the VisitVineyards.com review of Australian Wine Vintages here »

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