The Future Makers

October 26, 2010 – 6:59 pm

Australian Wines for the 21st Century

Well known Australian Wine writer Max Allen has just released his latest book titled “The Future Makers”. Faced with the unprecedented challenges of over supply, global financial turmoil and climate change, Australia’s finest grape growers and wine makers are beginning to think long term and in the process starting to better understand the unique relationship they hold with the land.

Within The Future Makers the reader will find extended discussions of the current issues moulding Australia’s wine makers along with an exploration of the issues and challenges facing the countries grape growers. This book takes the reader around the country on a journey introducing the areas and people shaping Australia’s wine industry of the future.

Regional chapters feature feature in-depth profiles of top winemakers, both those that are upholding the industries priceless traditions and those that are at the cutting edge of innovation.

A Quick Glance Inside

Part I – The Big Picture

  • Sunburnt country: The challenging climate of Australian wine
  • A sense of belonging: Exploring Australia’s terroirs
  • Back to the future: Reviving old traditions in Australia’s vineyards and wineries
  • A family affair: Australia’s wine industry enters a new phase
  • New tastes new flavours: Australia’s expanding gallery of wine grapes

Part II – Vineyards, winemakers, wines

  • Heart and soul: The Riverland, the Riverina, Murray Darling and Swan Hill
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland

At the heart of The Future Makers stands a celebration of the diversity, complexity and unmistakable flavour of Australia’s wines.

The Future Makers by Max Allen is published by Hardie Grant is available now at good book stores across the country and has a recommended retail price of $59.95 .

About  Max Allen

Max Allen has been writing about the Australian wine industry for almost 20 years. He is the wine columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine, wine editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller and a regular contributor to wine magazines the world over.

Max is also chief judge of the Australian Alternative Wine Variety Wine Show and the Australian New Zealand Organic Wine Show along with publishing an independent online guide to biodynamics in Australian vineyards.

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