Alternative Reality Book Launch Events

1 September: The worldwide Official Launch was a joyous celebration held at Stefano’s Cafe, Mildura featuring outstanding Murray Valley alternative variety wines and Max Allen in conversation with Stefano de Pieri and friends

8 September: 5.30pm MVGWTA & Oliver’s Taranga Cellar Door, McLaren Vale, SA.

Max Allen in conversation and dinner catered by Chef Todd Steele.

13 September: Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC.

Talk & Taste with Max Allen, Stefano de Pieri, Kevin McCarty & Melinda Hickson and MDI Wines.

21 September: 6.30pm Readings Carlton, Melbourne, VIC

Max Allen in conversation with Paul and Jess from Blackhearts and Sparrows

28 September: 5pm Cardwell Cellars, Abbotsford, VIC

Max Allen and award winning alternative variety wine producers

23 October: Bahama Gold, Brunswick, VIC

Max Allen hosts a wine dinner with MDI Wines and Blood Moon Wines and talks about the book

31 October: University House, Melbourne, VIC.

Max Allen hosts a wine dinner charting the history of alternative varieties, with guest winemakers

Changing the World

“The massive impact the AAVWS has had on wine production and consumption in Australia over the last 15 years is now flowing overseas as alternative varieties breathe new life into the UK market and add colour and excitement to the Australian offering.”