A Conversation with John Baker & Nick Place Stalin's Wine Cellar

26 Aug 2020

Join John Baker & Nick Pace for an amazing adventure that takes us from Double Bay Sydney to Tbilisi Georgia, via the streets of Paris, the vineyards of Bordeaux and iconic Château d’Yquem to buy Stalin’s secret multimillion-dollar wine cellar located in Georgia; it is the Raiders of the Lost Ark of wine. Enjoying a glass of excellent wine whilst joining us is highly recommended!

Book released 18 August; call your local Harry Hartog store to pre-order your copy.

About the Speakers

John Baker was a hotelier and rock ’n’ roll promoter in the eighty’s era of Midnight Oil, INXS and Cold Chisel. He became a wine merchant creating a number of fine wine stores, including Quaffers Double Bay Cellars and the Newport Bottler, as well as the importing business Bordeaux Shippers. He likes wine from anywhere (as long as it’s very good) and is now more involved with a mixture of projects including the business of olive oil, as he says it’s good for his health and less punishing the next day.

Nick Place is the author of five published novels and several non-fiction books, as well as comedy and screenwriting, occasional poetry and even an original stage pantomime. He has also enjoyed a long and diverse journalistic career across all media, mostly covering sport. He lives in Melbourne, where he is an enthusiastic supporter of the single malt whisky, wine and coffee industries.

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