Max Allen is the wine and drinks columnist for the Australian Financial Review and Australian correspondent for JancisRobinson.com.
Max is a two-time winner of the prestigious André Simon Memorial Award: in 1998 with his first book, Red and White, Wine Made Simple, and again in 2020 for his latest book, Intoxicating, Ten drinks that shaped Australia.
In 2011 The Future Makers: Australian Wines for the 21st Century was named Best International Wine Book at the Louis Roederer Wine Writers Awards; in 2013 Max was awarded a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship; in 2016, he was inducted as a Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; in 2018, he was named Wine Communicator of the Year.
Max is currently an honorary fellow in history and teaches wine studies at the University of Melbourne. He is working on a number of book projects.