I Go to Rio: how wine studies research revealed Australia’s forgotten history with Brazil

Nearly a decade ago I began to explore the early importation of wine, and grape vine plant stock, to Australia from ports of call in the North and South Atlantic.

This week, to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Brazil, I wrote this story on the forgotten links between colonial Australia and Brazil’s tourist capital, Rio de Janeiro.

Negro fandango scene, Campo St. Anna, Rio de Janeiro by Augustus Earle c1822 – Source: National Library of Australia

The contemporary context of Australia’s wine history is captured in this story published in The Conversation in 2013.

Wine on table, woman eating in the background, selective focus, canon 1Ds mark III

Source: Isante magazine


About @DrJulieMcIntyre

Historian of nature/culture through studies of wine production, trade and consumption. Also trans-imperialism, migration, mobilities and business. Budding connoisseur of Semillon and Riesling.
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