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Australian Wine Companion online Several countries have what can only be described as wine 'bibles' - comprehensive evaluation of that specifics countries wines, producers and regions.

Italy has the Gambero Rosso, Spain the Peñín Guide and France the Guide Hachette - all written with authority and acclaimed as the best for impartial coverage. For Australia it has to be the James Halliday Wine Companion (2008 edition about to be released).

For more than 15 years James Halliday has compiled detailed tasting notes on thousands of Australian wines annually, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as each wine's closure, alcohol content and price, creating a vast archive of invaluable information on Australian wines and wineries.

For the first time, this information is now available online via winecompanion online, a comprehensive resource with information on Australian wines and wineries spanning the past 15 years.

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easy access to the 37 000+ tasting notes and ratings for members
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It's been out for about a month or so - down here at least. Like the brown ale.

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