Welcome to The Australian Wine Guide 


The 6th Edition is now available as an eBook- Buy your copy today

This site will provide you with information that will complement Clive Hartley's  book ~ The Australian Wine Guide and enrich your enthusiasm for wine. You can purchase/download the eBook NOW by following the links to Kobo, Google or through your iTunes/iBooks.


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



The Australian Wine Guide eBook 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.

This extensive book contains detailed coverage of over 60 Australian wine regions as well as a separate chapter on all the major international wine regions.

This comprehensive guide is written for enthusiasts with an interest in Australian wines as well as being a great way to start learning about wine and is the recommended text for the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School. 

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

Sydney Wine Academy

Is offering on line and connected classes during the COVID-19 outbreak so you can still study wine.

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New Tasting notes added May 2020 see what I've been tasting and recommending

New Courses

New Opportunities

Go to Sydney Wine Academy website for more information