Max Allen – wild-fermented cider maker (& writer)
Max Allen is the award-winning wine columnist for The Weekend Australian and Gourmet Traveller WINE, wine editor for Gourmet Traveller magazine, Australian correspondent for jancisrobinson.com, and a past Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria.
Max’s book The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century was named Best International Wine Book at the Louis Roederer Wine Writers Awards in London in 2011.
Max has judged at various booze competitions including as chief judge at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, the Organic Wine Show and the Australian Cider Awards.
Max is a backyard cider maker - wild-fermented, naturally - and plays bluegrass mandolin.