Australian wine is in trouble: just as a growing number of connoisseurs scoff at its taste, the way it's grown, and how it's made, hundreds of the country's small wineries are battling to survive. Thin Skins addresses the forces fighting Australian wine and harming its reputation. In witty, insightful writing that's a combination of P.J. O'Rourke and Oz Clarke, Campbell Mattison debunks the lies and showcases the people who are saving the industry by producing great wine.
Anyone who enjoys drinking Australian wine, or cares about how it is farmed, will savor this entertaining, inspiring story.
Campbell Mattinson has twice won Australia's most prestigious wine media prize, the NSW Wine Press Club Wine Communicator Award, and is a past winner of both the Best Australian Sports Writing Award (1996) and the Independent Young Writer of the Year Award (1995). He is the author of the award-winning book Wine Hunter, and a wine columnist at The Bulletin and Gourmet Traveller WINE. For the past nine years he has been the publisher of The Wine Front site. Campbell lives in Porepunkah, Australia.