"The Australian wine industry has virtually reinvented itself...it has proved a great ambassador for Australia." Brian Croser, winemaker. But how did it all happen? How did Australia achieve such phenomenal success in its wine business? Historian and wine writer, Nicholas Faith gives an in-depth account of the growth and international boom of Australia's wine industry and describes how these wines have risen to the point of becoming the world's number one wine choice. The story of wine in Australia is relatively untold, yet Australia is setting the pace for this product world-wide. This book examines the best elements in Australia's character - from willingness to innovate to a disregard for tradition to embracing exactly what the consumer demands, and charts the success and story of Australia's wine trade.
Nicholas Faith is one of the best-known financial journalists in Britain. His first wine book, The Winemasters was published in 1978 and won the Andre Simon award. He has written other well-received works on Champagne and on major Bordeaux chateaux, including The Winemasters of Bordeaux. He was editorial director of the leading French wine magazine L'Amateur de Bordeaux. His book on Cognac was awarded prizes in both Britain and the United States and is recognized as the standard work on the subject. He writes for numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Financial Times. He lives in London.