- Conference 2016
- Finding Irrawang: James King, scientific transnationalism and colonial wine heritage
- I Go to Rio: how wine studies research revealed Australia’s forgotten history with Brazil
- “Wine” – an invention undergoing rapid historical change
- Blogger challenge: shelves full of wine books to read, a new year ahead – what could possibly go wrong?
- Follow worlds in a wine glass on WordPress.com
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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Category Archives: wine
Recently I received an email notification that the great Australian novelist Charlotte Wood had posted on her blog How to Shuck an Oyster after quite a long interval. She reflected that her blog had become “moribund”. Perhaps because her latest novel, the awarding … Continue reading
A significant colonial vineyard and winery among the original Lower Hunter properties in Australia’s Hunter Valley wine region was actually located about fifty kilometres east of the present-day hub of cellar doors at Pokolbin. In the mid-19th century a key figure in this … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Blogger challenge: shelves full of wine books to read, a new year ahead – what could possibly go wrong?
I’ve just hit ‘submit’ on the manuscript for a book review I was invited to write for the International Journal of Wine Research on Paul Luzacs’ Inventing Wine (2012). Excellent book. I’ll post the review once it’s published. With that task completed; … Continue reading
Too much wine and not enough water – this is one of the environmental tensions of our times, and it’s in the news again in Australia this week. As I wrote in First Vintage (2012), the use of irrigation to … Continue reading
I mean this literally and metaphorically. First, the metaphorical, which – as anyone who is a fan of Game of Thrones has already guessed – entails Starkish tidings of potential doom. Sounds serious? It is. (And those who have not … Continue reading