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Intoxicating: Ten Drinks that Shaped Australia

Max Allen

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Thames & Hudson
01 August 2020
History; Social & cultural history; Beverages
The fiery burn of rebellion rum, a thirst-quenching gulp of ice-cold beer, the medicinal tang of restorative bitters... What did the drinks that shaped Australia first taste like?

In search of answers, award-winning writer Max Allen takes us on a personal journey through Australia's colourful and complex drinking history, glass in hand.

We taste the fermented sap of the Tasmanian cider gum, enjoyed by Indigenous people long before European invasion, sip 'claret' and 'sherry' in the cool stone cellars of the country's oldest wineries, sample 150-year-old champagne rescued from a shipwreck and help brew an iconic 1960s Australian lager. Allen also shares recipes for historic cocktails to try at home (Blow My Skull, anyone?), introduces many of the characters from Australia's boozy history and offers a glimpse of how our drinking culture might evolve in the future.

Whatever your pleasure, Intoxicating illuminates the undeniable place alcohol has in Australia's history.
By:   Max Allen
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 153mm,  Width: 234mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   325g
ISBN:   9781760761004
ISBN 10:   1760761001
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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