There is no aspect of the Australian wine industry that remains untouched by the hand of James Halliday. In a much-lauded career in wine spanning over forty years and accumulating innumerable awards, James has seen it all.
Join James as he recounts, in his inimitable style, the events and people that have shaped his life to date, including his early beginnings as an assistant in a London brewery, his sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and the back-breaking labour required to establish two award-winning wineries. Along the way he pays touching tribute to wine pioneer, the late Len Evans – James’ greatest friend and fellow diner through many years of memorable Single Bottle Club dinners.
This unique memoir is not just a journey through the life of Australia's most respected wine critic and vigneron, but also through the story of the wine in Australia.