The History Of Australian Wine

The History Of Australian Wine : Stories from the Vineyard to the Cellar Door, 1900-2000

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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.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 216 x 262 x 24mm | 1,138.51g
  • Victory Books
  • VIC, Australia
  • English
  • 0522856144
  • 9780522856149
  • 438,265

About 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 Andre 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.
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