It's finally been mentioned in the media (thanks to ALR contributor David McKnight, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald), but it's been an open secret for months: 1989 was the Australian wine industry's 'vintage of the decade'. The worst vintage of the decade, that is. But so close are the links between the nation's wine writers and the wine industry that the last people to find out were consumers.
Recommended CitationConsuming Passions: 1. A Vintage Silence? 2. Home on the Grange, Australian Left Review, 1(114), 1990, 48.