Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places


Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places


Published: August 2017

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Winner of the Wine Communicators of Australia Best Wine Book (consumer)  for 2017

"Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places" is the key to understanding and enjoying Australian wine. Absorbing text and interesting photography take the reader on a journey from the vineyard to the wine in the glass. It is a comprehensive and practical guide to the way grapes are grown and how wine is made and how the different practices influence the taste of the wine. A feature of the book is the extensive coverage of the sensory profiles of Australia's wine styles, highlighting the incredible and fascinating diversity that make up the modern Australian premium wine scene.

The concise, easy to follow, educational approach makes it an ideal book for anyone who is interested in wine. The book contains 290 pages of informative text, maps, wine style guides, tasting clues and over 300 photographs to illustrate the richness, diversity and quality of Australian wine. It has been written for students, the wine trade and the general wine consumer who wants to know a little more about Australian wine.

It can be used in wine courses, hospitality courses, and for training retail, marketing and cellar door sales personnel or just to enjoy the read.

About the Authors

The four co-authors of this book represent a wealth of wine experience and are well known in their particular fields. Patrick Iland and Peter Dry are longstanding and distinguished career academics at The University of Adelaide and respected educators. They bring a broad knowledge of grapes and wine and educational background to the topics of the book. Peter Gago, a renowned and influential Australian winemaker, and Andrew Caillard, a leading specialist wine auctioneer, wine writer and educator, have in-depth knowledge and extensive tasting experience of Australian wines, providing them with excellent credentials for co-authoring this text.


  • An introduction to Australian wine
  • Tasting, drinking and enjoying wine
  • In the vineyard
  • Dry white wines
  • Semi-sweet and sweet white wines
  • Sparkling wines
  • Dry red wines
  • Fortified wines
  • Wine regions of Australia
  • Regionality, terroir and provenance

Full bibliographic data for Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places

Title Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places
Authors Dr Patrick Iland, OAM
Peter Gago AC
Andrew Caillard MW
Peter Dry
Physical properties Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 290
Width: 225 mm
Height: 285 mm
Audience Higher education, wine trade and wine consumers
Language English
Hard copy ISBN ISBN 13: 9780994635617
Ebook ISBN 9780994635624
Publisher Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Imprint name Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Publication date August 2017
Publication City/Country Adelaide/AU

To purchase multiple copies or any enquiries for resale through cellar doors, wine retail outlets or bookstores please contact Judith lland at or via phone on Ph: 0412090411.