Wine Atlas of New Zealand
This visually stunning atlas provides the most comprehensive overview of the wine industry in New Zealand and is the only Wine Atlas devoted entirely to New Zealand wines and wine-making. This second edition of the Wine Atlas of New Zealand builds on the award-winning success of the first edition, the text has been fully updated with many more wineries introduced, there are brand-new colour photographs by John McDermott, as well as new maps throughout. This Atlas provides a comprehensive overview of the wine industry in New Zealand and contains information on grape varieties, regional variations in climate and soil, and winemaking techniques. Michael Cooper, one of New Zealand's premier wine writers, combines his knowledge with a lively writing style to capture the spirit of individual wine-makers and their wineries. Sumptuously illustrated with photography of vineyards and wine-makers, wine label art and regional maps, the Wine Atlas of New Zealand offers invaluable guidance and information to the connoisseur and amateur wine-lover alike. This 2nd edition published October 2008.
Michael Cooper is New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer with a number of books and hundreds of magazine articles to his credit. In 1997, the fifth edition of his book The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand was awarded the Montana Leisure and Lifestyle category award. His book Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine continues to be an annual bestseller. His highly acclaimed Wine Atlas of New Zealand, published in 2002, won the Montana Medal for Non-fiction at the 2003 New Zealand Book Awards.