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Academia and industry – when it really works! The University of Auckland and Goldie Wines

In July 2011 I read about the University of Auckland acquiring an established Waiheke Island vineyard and winery called Goldwater. The deal meant that the university has taken ownership and the vineyard and associated facilities are effectively now an extension … Continue reading

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University of Adelaide graduates thrive in the world’s southernmost winemaking region

The region of Central Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, sits astride the 45th parallel, making it the southernmost winemaking region in the world. This stunningly beautiful region is reminiscent of Switzerland with snow-capped mountains to over 2,000m, … Continue reading

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Tarac Technologies – closing the winemaking loop

Have you ever thought about what happens to those delicious winegrapes making your shiraz or riesling after they have been crushed for their juice? With over 1.6 million tonnes of winegrapes crushed in 2011 this gives a lot of skins! … Continue reading

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Making good pinot is like reaching for the stars!

This interview is one that I will remember forever – talking to Australia’s 2011 Nobel physics prize winner about his passion for making pinot noir. Professor Brian Schmidt is not only highly accomplished and respected in his field of astronomy … Continue reading

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Meet the Australian flying Swedish-Italian winemaker in the hills!

On a clear sunny spring day I drove up into the Adelaide Hills to interview a very interesting man I had met a couple of weeks earlier at an artisan winemaker tasting in McLaren Vale, where he was presenting his … 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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Winemaking, viticulture and wine appreciation courses for adults in Adelaide

Hamilton Secondary College offers the unique combination of Adelaide-based adult education courses in wine appreciation, winemaking and viticulture, in a sociable, inclusive and hands-on environment. Whether you are looking for something fun and different to learn, have a passion for … Continue reading

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