Monday, October 1, 2007

NEW Featured Guest Speaker!

James Halliday
James Halliday is one of Australia's most respected wine writers and one of its most senior wine judges. In the past 35 years he has combined his career as a partner in a large national law firm (1966-1988) with that as a vigneron, first in the Hunter Valley from 1970, then in the Yarra Valley from 1985.

In 1970, James Halliday co-founded Brokenwood winery in the Hunter Valley. He went on to found Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley in 1985. In addition, he has had winemaking experience in France, including a vintage with Domaine Dujac in Burgundy.

James Halliday has written and co-authored over 40 books on wine since 1979 and has contributed to numerous others, including Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine and the Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine. His books have received numerous awards.

A wine judge since 1977, James Halliday has been recognised at the highest level for his contribution to the wine industry.