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The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 4–Mystery Solved

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the government and industry sponsored research operation devoted to the heavy science behind winemaking and viticulture. The main center of operations is in Adelaide and is full of folks in lab coats, goggles and some serious equipment. Much of the research that is done there is beyond the … Continue reading The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 4–Mystery Solved

Why the Wine Industry Needs Its Professional Organizations to Step Up

It seems as if everyone wants to join on the hate the Master Sommelier bandwagon of late. From both an industry-insider perspective as well as from an outsider view, one can see why. So I feel a bit guilty about adding my two cents yet a little bit less so by adding the Master of … Continue reading Why the Wine Industry Needs Its Professional Organizations to Step Up

Notes from Tasmania: Sparkling Wine Update

The island of Tasmania has long held a sense of fascination among wine enthusiasts. Part of the mystique that captivates consumers and the trade is tied up with the region’s unique flora and fauna; a Tasmanian devil goes a long way in that regard. But another part of the appeal lies in the island’s location … Continue reading Notes from Tasmania: Sparkling Wine Update