Welcome to The Australian Wine Guide 

5th Edition is NOW SOLD OUT.....

The 6th Edition will be released in early 2017

This site will provide you with information that will complement

Clive Hartley's  book ~ The Australian Wine Guide

and enrich your enthusiasm for wine.


This site has information about wine writer, consultant and wine educator Clive Hartley and includes tasting notes and pas articles Clive has written. This site also includes news items on events in the wine industry and links to other wine sites

You can order copies on line of the Australian Wine Guide, or send an email to our sales department. or fax to 02 9809 4884.


The Australian Wine Guide covers types and styles of wine, wine production, sensory evaluation, wine and food matching, wine storage and service.  It teaches you about developing your palate, interpreting a wine label and what to look for in choosing a good quality wine.

The 272 page book contains detailed coverage of over 60 Australian wine regions as well as separate chapters on New Zealand and the major international wine regions.

This comprehensive guide is written for enthusiasts with an interest in Australian, New Zealand and other overseas wines. 

........LATEST NEWS..........


Article on d'Arenberg wines

New Tasting notes added -

November 2016

Sydney Wine Academy announces new courses for 2017

Professional Sommeliers start February 2017

WSET Award level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirit

Go to Sydney Wine Academy website for more information