Peter Coleman

Peter Coleman has a Ph.D in cultural studies from Monash University, where he tutored in Eastern religion and philosophy. After leaving University, he began a career in the not-for-profit sector where he now works as a consultant. Peter is also an Authorised Marriage Celebrant and occasional tarot card reader. He lives in Melbourne with his husband Mike and an ever-expanding book collection.


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Weekends with Matt

Weekends with Matt is a classic odd-couple tale of two very different men and the common ground that can be found over a shared passion.

It was at the bottle shop, somewhere between the chardonnay and the zinfandel, that Peter realised he didn’t have a clue about wine. On his way to a dinner party and in a mild panic, he called Matt, a wine-loving acquaintance who expertly steered him towards the perfect bottle. The selection was a hit, but it was Matt’s passion that stuck in Peter’s mind. He decided to visit Matt’s vineyard for an introduction to the noble grape. One visit led to another and this unlikely pairing of a Proust-quoting intellectual and a farmer with a love of hunting found themselves bonding over life, ideas, vulnerability, aspiration, nature, philosophy – and, of course, a glass or three of wine.

Like a tipsy Tuesdays with Morrie, this well-crafted tale is as much a guide to life as the mysteries of wine. With thought-provoking notes and philosophical undertones, this is a delightful story that readers will love to sip and savour.

Events at Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Masterclass: In Search of Lost Wine

Saturday 4 March, 12:15 – 1:45 pm

$60/$50 concession

Panel: Memoir – what is it good for?

Saturday 4 March, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

$25 / $20 concession