The Australian Wine Vintages 2009
Gold Book™ is
the world’s number-1 selling pocket wine guide, having
sold over 900,000 copies worldwide since its 1979 introduction.
The author, Robin Bradley, sought a format wherein there
was less opinion and more referable fact. The wine-drinking
public's remarkable acceptance of the concept appears to
have vindicated his belief in the superiority of data over
In its 26th Edition, and long considered the bible, the
Gold Book™ is a 440-page, five-color, hard-cover, pocket-sized
encyclopedia, which includes over 17,000 entries, consisting
of 2,030 wines from 430 winemakers, and full-color reproductions
of virtually each wine label.
Each wine is ranked out of a maximum of 5 stars by author
Robin Bradley (including some superb wines which earn the
Gold Star status - among the great wines of the world)
In addition, the winemaker rates each vintage of each wine
(from 1 to 7) and stipulates the ideal year to drink it.
There is also a dollar value calculated for every entry (except
where the ideal time to have drunk the wine is prior to now).
Updated annually, the Gold
Book™ is arguably the planet’s
premier must-have guide to every drinkable wine produced
in Australia and a handy resource for not only the ordinary
consumer, but also the avid wine collector.
For the novice, the author's rankings allow for easy comparisons
between an untried wine and a previously tasted one. The
connoisseur/collector will find the winemakers' rankings
and the winemakers' "best year to drink" rating
invaluable when selecting a wine to drink now, cellar and/or
With the growing popularity of Australian wines in the United
States, the Gold Book™ is an important tool for the
wine enthusiast of any level and an invaluable source for
those wishing to learn more about the wines from Down Under.
year's good drinking for the price of a single bottle™"