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AWRI reacts to plagiarism claims

October 15, 2020

Dr Irina Santiago-Brown, co-owner and viticulturist at Inkwell Wines in McLaren Vale, claims Wine Australia and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) used her 2014 PhD which developed and designed SAW - Sustainable Australia Winegrowing - the first Australian triple bottom line sustainability system for winegrowers, as the basis of its national sustainability system. And, she says, they did so without attribution.