Milton Wordley, who produced the award-winning book A Year In The Life of Grange, is off the booze.
Doctor’s orders, because of the medication he is on after suffering a brain injury in a fall down the stairs of his granny flat in Adelaide.
And no, he hadn’t had too many.
So Milton is on the light stuff – possibly for a year.
However, he is looking on the bright side of life, enjoying trying non-alcoholic drinks.
During his time in hospital and with health professionals, Milton was struck by the number of people who told him they would be interested in any non-alcoholic wine he could recommend.
“One of the doctors at hospital asked about Pinot Noir,” he says.
“I gave him a few places in the Hills to look at.
“The next time I saw the group he said he’d enjoyed it.
“The head doctor said she didn’t drink alcohol but had tried wine and liked it – and that if I could recommend non alcohol wines she’d love try them.
“A lot of my friends are saying the same thing: ‘let me know if you find a decent one’.
“And they are not all doctors.
“So I think the demand is certainly out there for non-alcoholic wines.”
So here it is: Milton Wordley’s list of non-alcoholic drinks he’s tried and liked.
We’ll add to it over time, so it will be a handy list if you ever get sick of the wine Milton has spent a lifetime photographing – Grange.
Leitz Eins-Zwei-Zero Riesling (Germany)
Jacob’s Creek Unvined 2021
Lindeman’s Low Alcohol Semillon Chardonnay
Newblood Non Alcoholic Chardonnay
Eden Vale The Expedition Series Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon
Torres Natureo (Spain) Non-Alcoholic Grenache Shiraz
Paradox Zero Alcohol Grenache
Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon
Wolf Blass Zero Shiraz
Pure Vision Shiraz
UpFlow Brewing Non-Alcoholic Beer
Bridge Road Brewers Free Time
• A new non-alcoholic drinks shop called ANA Drinks has opened in Hutt St in Adelaide.
Photograph: Peter Gago, designer John Nowland, Milton Wordley and Philip White.