I’m not interested.
438 pages, ★
Synopsis: Australia now makes wine. Originally, snobby Europeans told them they’d never make good wine because the climate wasn’t suitable/ the workers weren’t talented/ the vineyards weren’t mature enough/ or it all tastes the same and is therefore too boring to sell.
Defiant Aussie wine-growers persisted to build a strong wine industry in the face of a declining gold industry. Australian wine is now considered among the best in the new world.
I usually admire stories of triumph against the odds, and I would fall in love with this story, too, if were about anything but alcohol.
Most readers would give this book 4-5 stars. Most readers, though, probably also love drinking wine. I’m not interested, though. ★
- Interview: Australian wines overflow at Chinese tables: winemaker (nzweek.com)
- Winemakers told to stop whining (news.theage.com.au)
- Australia’s first families target China (thedrinksbusiness.com)