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    Andrew Caillard MW in conversation with David Longfield


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    ABOUT THE EVENT:

    The Australian Ark is the first work to chart the complete history of Australian wine, from 1788 to the present day. It is a romantic and magnificent story of challenges and heartbreaks, told in 3 volumes of over 1500 pages. It is a story of young ambitions in an ancient land, the cycles of tragedies and triumphs, and the development of a truly unique and fascinating wine culture.

    On Thursday 20th June at The Royal Oak, Balmain, join Andrew Caillard MW in conversation with David Longfield. The event will include an opportunity to taste some of the labels featured in The Australian Ark

    Copies of The Australia Ark will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with Andrew Caillard MW signing copies after the discussion.

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    ABOUT THE VENUE

    Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by ordering a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain's oldest and most loved pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.

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    ABOUT THE BOOK

    It is a triumph. It is remarkable, and it is beautiful. – James Halliday AM
     
    A masterpiece – Brian Croser AM, founder of Tapanappa and Petaluma Wines
     
    A genuinely majestic, indeed monumental, achievement unparalleled in Australian wine scholarship
    – Kim Williams AM
     
    Incredibly accessible – Nigel Sneyd MW
     
    What an extraordinary achievement. – Derek McDonell OAM, Hordern House
     
    The scope, depth, erudition, and sheer readability of the content is unmatched. – Chris Anstee
     
    Finalist: Best in the World – Wine Book – GOURMAND Awards 2024


    The Australian Ark is the first work to chart the complete history of Australian wine, from 1788 to the present day. It is a romantic and magnificent story of challenges and heartbreaks, told in 3 volumes of over 1500 pages. It is a story of young ambitions in an ancient land, the cycles of tragedies and triumphs, and the development of a truly unique and fascinating wine culture.

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    ABOUT ANDREW CAILLARD MW

    Andrew Caillard MW (Master of Wine) is the author of several books, including Penfolds: The Rewards of Patience (six editions), Imagining Coonawarra, A Travel Through Time (the history of leading Spanish winery Marques de Riscal), The Essence of Dreams (the history of the Mornington Peninsula’s wine industry), and co-authored educational books Australian Wine and A Taste Around the World of Wine. He also Co-Founded Langton’s and has been a leader in the wine industry for over twenty years.

    Andrew is also editor of The Wine Journal, which draws on Andrew’s periodical publication, The Vintage Journal, containing research, experience and tasting expertise gathered during over 40 years working in the secondary market, the corporate retail world, the wine media, film and painting.

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    ABOUT THE HOST

    David Longfield founded Longueville Media, a Sydney-based publisher celebrating its 24th anniversary this year. Renowned for producing acclaimed and award-winning books, Longueville's portfolio includes academic works, organisational and government histories, and stunning coffee table books. Most recently, David co-published Andrew Caillard MW's The Australian Ark with Angus Hughson of The Vintage Journal.

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    Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or postponed due to extenuating circumstances. Refunds are not issued within 48 hours notice of event date. Humanitix fee is nonrefundable.

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    This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain.

    With thanks to our venue partner The Royal Oak.

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