Monthly Archives: April 2011

Proposal to cut minimum alcohol in ‘wine’

I became aware of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia‘s (WFA) proposal to cut the minimum alcohol level in wine when I received a call from ABC radio to comment, in my standing as Visiting Research Fellow with the Wine Economics Research … Continue reading

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Oh rot! Diseases mar a bumper season in key winegrape-growing areas of Australia

Australia’s 2011 vintage will be one to cause grapegrowers and winemakers both extremes of emotions. With the exception of Western Australia which has had hot and dry conditions this vintage, there have been nation-wide unseasonably wet and cool conditions. Being … Continue reading

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A great pairing – wine and social media: California’s Rick Bakas tours Australia

Rick Bakas has just completed his two-week tour of four states in Australia, sharing his knowledge about wine and social media, with the title “Not in new media in 2011? Then not in business by 2016”. He is touted as … Continue reading

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