How to Drink Australian: An Essential Modern Wine Book

Awards:   Commended for Best New Wine Book 2023 (Australia) Commended for Wine Communicator of the Year 2023 (Australia)
Author:   Jane Lopes ,  Jonathan Ross ,  Kavita Faiella ,  Mike Bennie
Publisher:   Murdoch Books
ISBN:  

9781922616722


Pages:   496
Publication Date:   07 September 2023
Format:   Hardback
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  • Commended for Best New Wine Book 2023 (Australia)
  • Commended for Wine Communicator of the Year 2023 (Australia)

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'The best example of this kind of book ever written.' Wine Communicator Award judges 'Exhaustive and intoxicating.' Jill Dupleix, Good Weekend 'If there is one book that anyone wanting to learn more about Australian wine should have, this is it.' Huon Hooke, The Real Review There has never been a more exciting time to drink Australian wine. Centuries of innovation and determination have led to an era of exceptional achievement in Australia, yet it is a country whose output is not matched by its scholarship. Until now. How to Drink Australian brings together global experts to answer its namesake question, offering sweeping, practical, and compelling insight to all aspects of Australian wine: exhaustive analysis of every significant region, stunning and detailed maps, bespoke illustrations and artwork, individual wine recommendations, hundreds of producer profiles, a fold-out region-by-region grape table and more, all curated with a reverence for Australia's first custodians. How to Drink Australian is the modern wine book that Australia (and a world of wine drinkers) has been waiting for. Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross lead this important book, with contributions from Mike Bennie, Kavita Faiella, and Hannah Day, and original maps by Martin von Wyss.

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Author:   Jane Lopes ,  Jonathan Ross ,  Kavita Faiella ,  Mike Bennie
Publisher:   Murdoch Books
Imprint:   Murdoch Books
Weight:   2.102kg
ISBN:  

9781922616722


ISBN 10:   1922616729
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   07 September 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'The wine book that the Australian wine industry deserves. Insightful, intelligent and in depth ... An instant classic.' NEIL PERRY, chef, restaurateur, and author 'If there is one book that anyone wanting to learn more about Australian wine should have, this is it.' HUON HOOKE, The Real Review 'How to Drink Australian is INCREDIBLE. The most comprehensive book on the best Australian wines. It's not an easy feat to bring together so much information, diving deep into the intricacies of the great regions, producers and terroirs of Australia. A must have on every wine lover's book shelf.' RAJAT PARR, author, sommelier and winemaker 'A refreshing take on Australian wine. Colour, facts, figures, personalities - all masterfully and sensitively interconnected.' PETER GAGO, Penfolds chief winemaker 'As an American sommelier, Australia was really one of those places that I thought was mostly full of funny critters and over-hyped wines. That is, until I met Jane and Jon - they showed me that this is a land of terroir and growers who rival many of their European counterparts. This book further solidified me falling in love with this wild continent so rich with history and a new generation of wines. An important read for both wine geeks and novices alike!' VICTORIA JAMES, sommelier and author 'Capturing all the complexities of wine in contemporary Australia is a massive job, but Jane and Jon and their team of collaborators have absolutely nailed it: How to Drink Australian is an exhaustive, insightful, invaluable new guide to what's going on right now in the vineyards and cellars - and, crucially, the hearts and minds - of winegrowers right across this dynamic country.' - MAX ALLEN, author The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century 'As someone who has followed the Australian wine scene since 1992, it is about time for this great book by Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross. So much has changed, not just in the past 30 years - the last 10 alone have been revelatory. To have them walk us through these changes and these wine regions, is so timely.' BOBBY STUCKEY, James Beard award winning Master Sommelier 'Exhaustive and intoxicating.' JILL DUPLEIX, Good Weekend 'There are plenty of books on wine, but it's safe to say this one is different. 500 pages and we still want to carry it everywhere.' AMELIA BALL, Dan's Daily


'How to Drink Australian is INCREDIBLE. The most comprehensive book on the best Australian wines. It's not an easy feat to bring together so much information, diving deep into the intricacies of the great regions, producers and terroirs of Australia. A must have on every wine lover's book shelf.' RAJ PARR, author, sommelier and winemaker


'The wine book that the Australian wine industry deserves. Insightful, intelligent and in depth ... An instant classic.' NEIL PERRY, chef, restaurateur, and author 'How to Drink Australian is INCREDIBLE. The most comprehensive book on the best Australian wines. It's not an easy feat to bring together so much information, diving deep into the intricacies of the great regions, producers and terroirs of Australia. A must have on every wine lover's book shelf.' RAJAT PARR, author, sommelier and winemaker 'A refreshing take on Australian wine. Colour, facts, figures, personalities - all masterfully and sensitively interconnected.' PETER GAGO, Penfolds chief winemaker 'As an American sommelier, Australia was really one of those places that I thought was mostly full of funny critters and over-hyped wines. That is, until I met Jane and Jon - they showed me that this is a land of terroir and growers who rival many of their European counterparts. This book further solidified me falling in love with this wild continent so rich with history and a new generation of wines. An important read for both wine geeks and novices alike!' VICTORIA JAMES, sommelier and author 'Capturing all the complexities of wine in contemporary Australia is a massive job, but Jane and Jon and their team of collaborators have absolutely nailed it: How to Drink Australian is an exhaustive, insightful, invaluable new guide to what's going on right now in the vineyards and cellars - and, crucially, the hearts and minds - of winegrowers right across this dynamic country.' - MAX ALLEN, author The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century 'As someone who has followed the Australian wine scene since 1992, it is about time for this great book by Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross. So much has changed, not just in the past 30 years - the last 10 alone have been revelatory. To have them walk us through these changes and these wine regions, is so timely.' BOBBY STUCKEY, James Beard award winning Master Sommelier


Author Information

Jane Lopes is a sommelier, author, and importer, having worked at New York's Eleven Madison Park, Nashville's The Catbird Seat, Chicago's The Violet Hour, and most recently as the wine director at Melbourne's Attica, before passing the prestigious master sommelier exam in 2018. Lopes published her first book, Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles, in 2019. In 2020, Lopes co-founded Legend, an Australian wine imports company, with husband Jonathan Ross, to help bring the great wines they'd experienced in Australia to the US. She is now based in Nashville. Jonathan Ross is a sommelier and wine importer whose career in restaurants has included posts at New York's Eleven Madison Park, Oceana and Anthos, and as the beverage director for Australia's Rockpool Dining Group. Ross passed the prestigious master sommelier exam in 2017, has curated wine offerings for Qantas Airlines, and founded the boutique wine label Micro Wines. In 2020, Ross returned to the US, eager to spread the word of the world-class wine he'd worked with in Australia, and co-founding Legend Imports in 2020 with his wife Jane Lopes. When Mike Bennie isn't wandering vineyards on the four corners of the globe, he is a widely published Sydney-based wine and drinks writer, journalist and presenter. Mike is one of the most internationally known commentators in this space. He is also a co-founder and partner in the landmark P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, a shop and education space devoted to artisan fermented, brewed and distilled products, and co-director of the landmark Rootstock Sydney wine and food festival. After 10 years abroad developing wine programs for some of the world's most revered resorts and heading up the wine program for Hong Kong's Press Room Group, Kavita Faiella has returned to Sydney to oversee marketing for Shaw+Smith, Tolpuddle Vineyard, MMAD Vineyard and The Other Wine Co. She is a Len Evans scholar and a graduate of the Wine Australia Future Leaders program. Hannah Day is a writer turned cabaret artist turned sommelier turned winery hand with a fierce and unquenchable fascination for wine - drinking it, sharing it, talking about it and writing about it. Obsessed with the geography of wine, Martin von Wyss is a cartographer and publisher of award-winning maps for National Geographic, academic and trade publishers, and his own vW Maps. Martin's web-based World Wine Regions atlas reveals the world's 2500 wine appellations, from Albania to Venezuela, and his Melbourne bottle shop and wine bar, Cardwell Cellars, stocks wines from regions near and far.

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