A NOSE FOR OLD WINE BOOKS
A talk by Michael Hince from Hince on Wine
The early 1960s saw the emergence of table wine and the genesis of Australia's modern wine industry. This heralded the birth of contemporary wine writing and vinous literature in the guise of pamphlets, books and magazines.
The likes of Walter Senior James, Oscar Mendelsohn, Dan Murphy, Len Evans and latterly James Halliday helped popularise table wine. Now today's social media has spawned a plethora of wine bloggers. So much so there is almost as much written about wine as there are wine labels!
Wine writer, broadcaster and historian Michael Hince takes a look at wine in print from the late 1950's to today in its various guises. From the birth of The Australian Gourmet and The Epicurean magazines in 1966 and classic books like Walter James's The Gadding Vine (1955) and Sam Benwell's Journey to Wine in Victoria (1960) through to current writing by the likes of James Halliday, David Dunstan and Max Allen.
So if you have a nose for wine, enjoy an odd glass or two and like reading about wine and gastronomy, you will enjoy this fascinating glimpse into Australian wine in print.
#AC20thBdayFest – this event is part of our Armadale Cellars 20th Birthday Tasting Festival program (May–September 2017), celebrating the last two decades with current and museum tastings from some of Phil’s favourite boutique and premium producers.
Book now for the chance to win one-of-20 Golden Ticket double passes to Armadale Cellars 20th Birthday Party (Saturday, 23 September). This invitation-only, grand tasting will include both current and unobtainable museum wines from iconic wineries, menu by Andrew Blake and some incredible door prizes.
Very informative & entertaining.
We attended the presentation by Michael Hince at the Armadale Cellars - you could not have chosen a better venue An excellent presentation which was educational, engaging and entertaining We certainly learn a lot about those wine writers who have shaped the industry and the tastes of the community over the years Michael kept his audience involved in a relaxed and very impressive cellar atmosphere. Would recommend for people interested in wine and the history of wine making in Victoria