Wine Book Cellar is managed by Trivinum Press Pty Ltd, a publishing initiative founded in 2013 by experienced wine industry publishers Paul and Fran Clancy, Michael Major and Michael Deves.
Following a career as a journalist, editor and newspaper group director, Paul Clancy, together with Fran Clancy, purchased Winetitles in 1992 and successfully expanded the company for a period of 13 years, introducing new journals and books while continuing to develop the Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal and the Wine Industry Directory. In 2004 they sold the business, and concentrated on their Barossa Valley vineyard.
Paul Clancy has represented the industry on various wine industry organisations and committees. He was the inaugural chairman of the peak growers’ body, Wine Grape Growers Australia and the inaugural chairman of Wine Grape Council SA. Paul was also a councillor on the State Government’s Wine Industry Council for more than 10 years, is a former chairman of the South Australian Wine Tourism Council and continues to be a trustee of the Wolf Blass Foundation. In 2011 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the Wine Industry and the Community.
Fran Clancy is a senior administrator and financial officer with significant experience as a company general manager and director.
Michael Deves joined Australian Industrial Publishers in 1986 as the inaugural editor of the Wine Industry Journal and editor of the Wine Industry Directory. He introduced a program of book publishing, and oversaw landmark publications such as Viticulture Vols 1 and 2, Viticulture and Environment, and Sunlight into Wine, and introduced the name Winetitles for the company. In 1996 he returned to university to complete a doctorate in English to complement his earlier Science degree, and since then has worked in both wine and general publishing, through his company Lythrum Press and for other publishers such as Wakefield Press.
Michael Major joined Winetitles in 1995 and took over the editorship of the Wine Industry Journal and Wine Industry Directory. He was responsible for developing Winebiz, the website development division of Winetitles. In 2004 he established Michael Major Media which offers website development services and print publishing services to the wine industry. His company has developed more than 150 wine industry websites. Michael continues as editor of the Wine Industry Directory and The Australian Wine Research Institute’s Technical Review. Michael has a masters of science degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Trivinum Press was formed to publish the Australian Winemaking project as an on-line resource for Australian and international oenologists and wine enthusiasts. It was incorporated as Trivinum Press Pty Ltd, ABN 40 164 234 799, and is based in Tanunda, in South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley.
Trivinum Press intends to publish further wine and grapegrowing projects in the future.