Julie McIntyre is a research fellow in History at the University of Newcastle. She investigates how the growing, making, selling and drinking of Australian wine is a window to changing identities, ecologies and landscapes. Her book First Vintage: Wine in Colonial New South Wales won a Gourmand prize and was shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s History Awards. This year NewSouth will publish Julie’s new book, co-authored with John Germov, which has the working title Talking with the Earth: The Hunter Valley wine community since 1828. Julie is the State Library of NSW’s 2018 Merewether Fellow and assistant editor of the Journal of Wine Research (UK).