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A Glassful of Wine Words

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 30 June 2018
Author / Presenters: Hince on Wine, Michael Hince

Wine writer, broadcaster and historian Michael Hince takes a look at the history of wine in print in its various guises from the late 1950s to today, when on-line and 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! From the publication of classic books like Walter James's The Gadding Vine (1955) and Sam Benwell's Journey to Wine in Victoria (1960) to the birth of The Australian Gourmet and The Epicurean magazines in 1966 through to current writing by the likes of James Halliday, Jeremy Oliver, David Dunstan and Max Allen, this is a fascinating look at the genesis of Australia's modern wine industry through the eyes, words and pages of those who wrote and spoke about it.

If you have a nose for wine, enjoy an odd glass or two and like reading about wine and gastronomy, you will enjoy this entertaining glimpse into Australia's contemporary world of wine words. A Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018 event, this is also part of Armadale Cellars 21st Birthday celebrations. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday 30th 2:00pm - 3:30pm [Bookings required]

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