In New York, taking in the amazing city skyline, sipping a glass of 1953 Grange… I wish
The photo is the front cover of a book that’s just finished being printed in Adelaide.
Its the work of two people who can really tell the story of Grange…a wine that is one of the best in the world.
A friend of mine, master photographer Milton Wordley and well known wine writer Phillip White have been photographing or writing about Grange since its very beginning.
They knew its creator Max Schubert and have followed its progress as it became one of the most sort-after red wines in the world.
Milton showed me one of the leather bound editions of the book and I’ve read it from cover to cover.
It’s a big handsome book, and a fascinating story based on how one vintage is produced but the history and the people involved are intertwined throughout.
I was fascinated by the process of how the grapes are selected each year and how the fortunes of the growers is so closely linked to those decisions.
Milton decided to print the book himself and instead of going overseas chose Finsbury Greenhouse printing to do the work.
The printing of the pages was finished last week and the binding process is underway.
Is is a great collectors book for anyone seriously interested in wine, loves the history and production process of Penfolds Grange or knows someone that it would make a great present for.
It should be available late this month and you can find out more about “A Year in the Life of Grange” by going to Milton’s website here.