Books by Joelle Thomson...
The Wild Bunch...
My new book, with a foreword by British Master of Wine and writer Tim Atkin, was published by New Holland NZ in November 2012 is a collection of stories about 18 movers, shakers and ground breakers in New Zealand wine, including everyone from the country's first Master of Wine, Michael Brajkovich of Kumeu River Wines through to the wine industry's elder statesmen; Terry Dunleavy and Peter Babich to the relatively young guns of Mat Donaldson and Lynnette Hudson at Pegasus Bay - who put North Canterbury on the country's wine map.
Order your copyThe Wild Bunch is in NZ bookstores, RRP $39.99 or for international orders:www.fishpond.com www.fishpond.co.uk www.fishpond.com.au About my new book, The Wild Bunch
The 18 quietly powerful individuals featured in The Wild Bunch are a group of philosophers, modernists, scientists, hedonists and party animals, who have revolutionised our burgeoning New Zealand industry. Each of these movers, shakers and groundbreakers shows the perseverance, ingenuity and sheer dedication that it takes to make great wine. They have propelled New Zealand onto the world stage – a hugely commendable feat given the youth of our industry. I interviewed each of these individuals - as well as many others who know them - to tell the stories of the people behind the labels; many of whom built wineries from scratch with little capital, a decent amount of knowledge and a huge degree of passion. Their pioneering spirits have seen the New Zealand wine industry grow swiftly from being relatively small and unknown around the world to being the enormous export earner it is for New Zealand today.
Celebrating New Zealand Wine, published by New Holland NZ, 1995
Finalist, Lifestyle Category, Montana NZ Book Awards 1995
Winner, Category English 'other', Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 1996
The Indispensable Wine Guide, 2008, 2007, 2006
Joelle Thomson’s Under $25, Under $20 and Under $15 Wine Guide, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
101 Wine Tips by Joelle Thomson, 2002, published by New Holland
The Global Encyclopedia of Wine, 2000 (New Zealand section)