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The illustrious history of Australian wine’s greatest invention

“Just spin the Hills Hoist and if the goon bag lands above you, you’ve gotta skull it,” a bare-chested man wearing an Australian flag as a cape tells me. Yesterday was January 26th, my inaugural Australia Day, and I played my very first game of Goon of Fortune, an unofficial initiation into Australian society. Its name may be a spinoff of the iconic Wheel of Fortune, but Goon of Fortune takes full advantage of two very Aussie inventions: the goon bag (also known as bag-in-box, cask or boxed wine) and the Hills Hoist (rotating clothes line).



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