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Barossa Shiraz

Discovering the tastes of the Barossa's regions

Thomas Girgensohn

Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Shiraz: Discovering the tastes of the Barossa’s regions is the first book in Australia to systematically investigate the relationship between the flavour of a wine and its origin.

This book is based on author Thomas Girgensohn's extensive knowledge of Australian wines and his personal research over nearly 30 years. He focuses on the Barossa, Australias best-known wine region, and explores Shiraz, Australia's most popular wine. Barossa Shiraz explains the concept of terroir - the contribution of the vineyard's site to the quality of the grapes and wine produced from it - in easy to understand terms.

Barossa Shiraz divides the Barossa into eleven sub-regions, each with its own terroir. Major differences between terroirs are identified, and a tasting profile for each sub-region is provided. Thomas Girgensohn examines major wineries and benchmark vineyards - those whose wines display the sub-regional characteristics best. Their locations are shown on detailed maps, and the book includes profiles of leading Barossa winemakers.

This is the first time an author has set out to characterise the sub-regions of a famous district according to the flavour and qualities of the wines produced rather than simply climatic or geological factors.

Reading Barossa Shiraz will enable enthusiasts to appreciate the differences in flavour and structure of Shiraz - and to enjoy their wine even more!

Winner of the Gourmand Best Wine Book Award (World) and the Best New World Wine Book Award (World)

Praise for Barossa Shiraz:
'Thomas Girgensohn's observations and intuitive tastings, based on extensive personal experience and systematic review are topical, sagacious and prescient ... Barossa Shiraz is a remarkable and enlightened achievement.' - Andrew Caillard, MW

'Congratulations to the author and publisher. It's a must on every red-wine-lover's list, and if you buy no other Australian wine book this year, make it this one.' - Robyn Lewis, VisitVineyards.com.au

Dr Thomas Girgensohn is a former Managing Partner of the Boston Consulting Group and an Australian company director with experience in a range of industries. He was educated in Germany with an MBA from Saarbrucken and a PhD in business from the University of Munich. Thomas has been collecting Australian wine for nearly 30 years, closely observing and following developments in the wine industry over this period. He currently publishes a wine blog, in which he shares his tasting experiences: 'Alontin's Australian wine reviews - and beyond'
Category Food and Wine
Format Paperback
Size 284 x 210 mm
ISBN 9781743052372
Extent 160 pages
Price: AU$39.95 including GST
Quantity Out of stock