How to Drink Australian
It’s formidable – at 496 pages, covering a lot of ground: state by state, region by region. It includes original maps by Martin von Wyss and an engagement with the sort of eyewatering detail that will satisfy the true boffins. Want to know the gross tonnage of a particular grape crushed in a particular region, or the rainfall, or the geology that underpins it all? This is the book!
It’s rounded out with hundreds of profiles of key producers, hand-drawn illustrations, stunning full-colour photography, snapshots of the current hubbub and the backstory of each region. As well, meaningful engagement with the First Nations histories of grape growing regions across the country.