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Jim is a former
wine/food/travel commentator on Sydney Radio 2UE and syndicated stations around the country”.

Jim regularly writes for leading industry magazines Food Service and Club Life. Click on articles to read more.


Australian Wine
Regions and Rituals RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Victoria 1995($24.95 ISBN 0 7306 7467 3)

An invaluable introductory guide for all who require a background knowledge and understanding of the great variety and diversity of Australian wine. Contents

Drawing on many years experience in teaching food and wine courses in Australia, Jim McMahon introduces the main wine growing regions of Australia and highlights their particular yields, characteristics, and climatic and soil conditions. He then concentrates on the many other related aspects of wine making and appreciation, including some of the well-known rituals. 

Official Wine Growing Regions of Australia

Helpful appendices provide useful supplementary information on wine literature and magazines; associations, organisations and bureaux connected with the wine industry; and customer relations and revision tests ensuring that Australian Wine will be an essential compendium for students and wine buffs alike. 

Available from TAFE Publications
33-37 Hotham Street, Collingwood Vic 3066
PO Box 388, Abbotsford Vic 3067
or via email:info@rmitpublishing.com.au
or on the Web at RMIT Publishing

Jim at Cakebread Cellars Guesthouse Napa Valley

Buena Vista Vinyard Sonoma California

Vineyard Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley



Jim McMahon travels and lectures widely in the area of food and wine. He was a member of the National Council of the Australian Society of Wine Education representing Queensland and then NSW from 1990-1999, and is sought after for writing/speaking and wine judging engagements worldwide.
Photo QE2 2006

"Kingston Estate" Wines

539 Greenhill Road
Hazelwood Park South Australia


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