The Weekend Australian - Travel - - The Global Gourmet Issue - MICHELLE ROWE

Len Evans (57 Union Street, $29.95) ‘‘TO make the most of the time left to you, you must start by cal­cu­lat­ing your fu­ture ca­pac­ity. One bot­tle a day is 365 bot­tles a year. If your life ex­pectancy is an­other 30 years, there are only 10,000-odd bot­tles ahead of you.’’ Such was the wis­dom of wine le­gend Len Evans, an ex­cel­lent racon­teur who had be­gun work on a man­u­script, ‘‘an anec­do­tal ram­ble through a life de­voted to the pro­duc­tion, pro­mo­tion and drink­ing of wine’’, which his fam­ily com­pleted af­ter his death in 2006. They added a chap­ter none could have an­tic­i­pated — eu­lo­gies from high­pro­file friends de­liv­ered at Evans’s ‘‘bloody good send­off’’ at Tower Es­tate in the Hunter Val­ley, NSW. ‘‘He would have been pleased,’’ says daugh­ter Sally Evans. ‘‘And he would be very pleased to now have all of his books fin­ished.’’ As will those keen to find out more about one of the most in­flu­en­tial, and wellloved, fig­ures in Aus­tralian wine.

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