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Hunter Wine : A History - Julie McIntyre

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2018
ISBN: 9781742235769
Number Of Pages: 304

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Shortlisted for 2019 NSW Premier’s History Award: NSW regional and community history prize

Time is an essential element of each glass of wine that we drink. Within moments of it being poured from a bottle, or when a barrel is exposed to air, wine begins to change in subtle and irreversible ways.

At the other end of the temporal scale, the bedrock of the vineyard landscapes that grow the grapes to make this wine were formed over millennia past. From the deep past to the current moment, this book shows how historical influences and technological processes have shaped Hunter wine from vine to glass.

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, so its history and heritage are integral to understanding how Australian wine has evolved. Australian cultures of making, selling and drinking wine are more than echoes of British and European traditions and trends — they represent new practices and styles.

Hunter wine is the result of horticultural, chemical, technological, social and economic experimentation by men and women who have migrated to the region since the 1820s. In turn, the Hunter landscape and people have been shaped by the presence of vineyards and wineries since early colonisation. This book gives new expression to connected histories of nature and culture in the region by viewing them through the lens of wine history.

About the Authors

Julie McIntyre is a Research Fellow in History at The University of Newcastle and her publications include First Vintage: Wine in Colonial New South Wales (NewSouth 2012), winner of a Gourmand Publishing Prize and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Wine Research (UK).

John Germov is a sociologist and author of more than 20 books including his best-known work, The Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition (Oxford University Press). He is Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Education & Arts at The University of Newcastle and leads the university's Wine Studies Research Network.

ISBN: 9781742235769
ISBN-10: 174223576X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2018
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84

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