Science, Woolworth, Cash-Flow Riesling

Science, Woolworth, Cash-Flow Riesling

Science has entered the terroir debate in a big way. According to scientists’ logic, terroir can be interfered with all for the better. Read the full report in the Australian wine news section. Its a must read article. Riesling is lauded by some notable wine commentators as the greatest white grape variety. I wouldn’t argue […]

Storm damage to vineyards brings tears

Storm damage to vineyards brings tears

Storm damage Vineyard damage along the Murray River due to storms this past week will wreak havoc for all the industry in 2017. It’s part of a bigger picture, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It’s likely 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures […]

Australian wine gaining ground (UK)

Australian wine gaining ground (UK)

The Guardian (UK), 9 October, David Williams Tim Adams Semillon, Clare Valley, Australia 2012 (£9) For all the re-organisation and changes Tesco has made to its wine range, the highlights from the tasting were three Australian whites that have been on the retailer’s books for as long as I can remember. The redoubtable family-run firm Tim Adams from […]

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism translates to wine The latest International Visitor Survey, to the end of March, shows positive results in the tourism sector. That translates to good news for the Australian wine industry, both domestically and hopefully when overseas visitors return to their home countries. Total spend from visitors amounted to $37.9 billion in the year to […]