Aussie Wines, Culture and Yoghurt
A bit like the old Irish gags which were equally as racist, they will die out and the wine area will have made a significant contribution to the sophisticisation of Australia. Fifty years ago the idea that wine of any sort of elevated level came from Australia was laughable. One of the biggest importers of Australian, wines at the time, would have been Yates Wine Lodges, renowned in my northern home town for the pre-modern cocktail of Yates Blob (Yates sweet Australian wine, brandy, sugar lemon and hot water). It was as sophisticated as an Australian’s (or Boltonian’s) night out!