Blog: Aussie wine - From nowhere to nirvana

James Wilmore | 14 November 2012

How did the Australian wine industry change itself from an ignored laughing stock into world beaters? 

A thoroughly enjoyable BBC4 documentary - 'Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World' - sought to answer that question last night. Marketing seemed to be the key... and producing damn fine wine. The whistle-stop history tour was a mixture of the serious, the silly and the surreal (no doubt inspired by the title's reference to a Monty Python sketch). Definitely worth a watch, if you missed it. 

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