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06/21/19

Wine companies have taken advantage of the latest round of South Australian export grants to solidify their sales across the globe.

06/20/19

One of Australia's biggest wine brands, Yellow Tail, could be up for grabs as part of a $500 million-plus sale plan being considered by owner, Casella Family Brands.

06/19/19

Villa Maria New Zealand has announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Cirque du Soleil as the official wine partner of its touring shows throughout the USA. The partnership begins with the June premiere of LUZIA™ in Hartford, Conn. and will continue through December 31, 2020.

06/19/19

Ignacio Nevares and coauthors found that oxygen not only moves down the concentration gradient through the staves, but between the staves, between the bung and bunghole, and - obviously - into the barrel ullage whenever the bung is removed.

06/19/19

The only problem with Kindeli's line-up? You might never be able to try it.

06/19/19

Wine has topped the list of alcoholic beverages in terms of popularity amongst Australian consumers, beating beer and other spirits.

06/18/19

"Phenols, especially polymeric pigments, are generally known to be important for wine color, astringency, and general mouthfeel, but so much about their development and polymerization during aging is uncertain that I am always looking for more research on the subject. In this paper, the exploration of phenolic hydrophobicity was especially interesting even if, in retrospect, the findings were more or less what I expected"

06/18/19

It was a soda with lime instead of Bordeaux; a trip to the gym Friday evenings while everyone else hit happy hour. For those with a serious alcohol problem, it was a worthy decision, maybe even a lifesaving one. It could even be fun, when it wasn't all amends and affirmations. But it had an air of privacy and quiet.

06/17/19

A group of researchers looks at Sauvignon Blanc intraregional variation and the possible use of prefermentation freezing to elevate the thiol-precursors, thereby enhancing the thiol content of the final wine

06/13/19

For the first time, Australia's grape and wine sector knows with a high degree of accuracy not only that it has 146,128 hectares under vine, but also the locations of the plantings, following the completion of the first National Vineyard Scan, funded by Wine Australia.

06/12/19

"It has been a remarkable journey - Richard will always be a friend, and be remembered favourably in the history of our family wine company.

06/10/19

Our latest interview talks to a man with a rather interesting job description.

06/07/19

A portable, diagnostic tool that can identify grapevine leaf-roll viruses 1 and 3 in the field within 30 minutes - and allow growers to remove infected vines before the virus spreads - is in the sights of researcher, Dr Monica Kehoe. Dr Kehoe has been studying leaf-roll virus 1 and 3 as part of a 12-month Wine Australia supported Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

06/04/19

Sarah Ahmed looks at the latest-release Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Mornington Penisnula pioneer, Stonier.

06/03/19

The research, conducted by the University of Melbourne (UOM), the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and Agriculture Victoria, found unusually warm weather associated with an El Nino and a positive phase of the IOD during the growing season can cause grapes to develop rapidly and mature up to 42 days earlier than usual.

05/30/19

Dr Mark Whitty is senior lecturer in the Mechatronics discipline within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Specialising in digital viticulture, horticultural sensing, image processing, autonomous systems, 3D mapping, unmanned ground vehicles and robotics, he outlines the current state of play for the use of robots for growing and making wine.

05/28/19

A grapegrower from McLaren Vale, Oli Madgett has co-developed an app that easily measures soil carbon. Here he explains how grapegrowers would benefit from finding out the soil carbon levels currently in their vineyards to enable them to take advantage of carbon credits available should they implement practices that lead to improvements in these levels.

05/24/19

The fastest growth market for the past 18 months has been Australia - surprising because it is a wine-producing nation better known for using predominantly screwcaps to seal its bottles. "People don't realise that 15-17% of wines in Australia are closed with cork, and the fact is, those making wine at higher price points never stopped using cork," Amorim's Carlos de Jesus said. China is a key driver in the growth of Australian wine producers using cork ...

05/24/19

A grapegrower from McLaren Vale, Oli Madgett has co-developed an app that measures soil carbon. He explains how grapegrowers would benefit from finding out the soil carbon levels currently in their vineyards to enable them to take advantage of carbon credits available should they implement practices that lead to improvements in these levels

05/23/19

Tasmanian wine and cider producer Winemaking Tasmania Pty Ltd has been placed into voluntary administration, with the appointment of Andrew Yeo and David Vasudevan of Pitcher Partners.

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