Author(s): Michael Cooper
The best-selling Buyer's Guide is now in its 22nd year of publication. This title 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 'Best Buys of the Year' and a vintage report.
Michael Cooper is New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer with 37 books and hundreds of magazine articles to his credit. His prestigious Wine Atlas of New Zealand, the first edition published in 2002 to critical acclaim, won the Montana Medal for Non-fiction in the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. The second edition of the Wine Atlas of New Zealand was published in October 2008 and 100 Must-try New Zealand Wines in August 2011.