The History Of Australian Wine

Stories From The Vineyard To The Cellar Door

Max Allen
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The History Of Australian Wine
The History Of Australian Wine

Published

1 August 2012

ISBN

9780522856149

Weight

972g

Size

261mm x 213mm

Imprint

Victory Books

The History Of Australian Wine

Stories From The Vineyard To The Cellar Door

Max Allen
Beautifully illustrated, The History of Australian Wine collects these fascinating stories together, and allows us to reflect on this ever-evolving and complex industry.
The History of Australian Wine is a unique inside account of the Australian wine industry's development throughout the 20th century. Award-winning writer Max Allen weaves together an oral history full of firsthand recollections from winemakers, cellar hands, business leaders and grape growers, offering personal insights into how Australian wine has received its phenomenal international reputation. From the horse-drawn plough in the vineyard to innovative winemaking technology and our changing tastes as a nation of wine drinkers, the stories in this book reveal plenty of larrikins and pioneers. Charismatic leaders mentored each generation and imbued a strong sense of collaboration and mateship, and bloody-minded individuals fiercely steered their own course and inspired many along the way. At the heart of it all beats a powerful sense of resilience. Australian vignerons have always faced challenges, but it has been in times of extreme adversity that the industry has taken its greatest leaps forward.
The History of Australian Wine is a unique inside account of the Australian wine industry's development throughout the 20th century. Award-winning writer Max Allen weaves together an oral history full of firsthand recollections from winemakers, cellar hands, business leaders and grape growers, offering personal insights into how Australian wine has received its phenomenal international reputation. From the horse-drawn plough in the vineyard to innovative winemaking technology and our changing tastes as a nation of wine drinkers, the stories in this book reveal plenty of larrikins and pioneers. Charismatic leaders mentored each generation and imbued a strong sense of collaboration and mateship, and bloody-minded individuals fiercely steered their own course and inspired many along the way. At the heart of it all beats a powerful sense of resilience. Australian vignerons have always faced challenges, but it has been in times of extreme adversity that the industry has taken its greatest leaps forward.

About the author

Max Allen

Max Allen is wine columnist for The Weekend Australian, wine editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller, and a regular contributor to wine magazines around the world. In 1999 Max's first book, Red and White: Wine Made Simple, won the prestigious André Simon Memorial Award; in 2003, Max was the first Australian to be named Wine Communicator of the Year by the International Wine and Spirit Competition; and at the 2011 Louis Roederer Wine Writers Awards in London he won the Best Wine Book trophy for the The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century.

About Max Allen

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