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Climate change is a ‘hot’ topic around the world and arguably among groups none moreso than members of the world’s wine industry. After the Global Warming and Wine conference held in Barcelona in March this year, we welcome insight from several leading climate change researchers about how wine businesses can prepare themselves for the future.
We look at the Italian-native grape variety of Nebbiolo in this issue’s Varietal Report and the results of the tasting demonstrates Australia is very much at the beginning of its journey in producing wines of equal stature to Barolos and Barbarescos. Joel Pizzini, winemaker and Italian varietal enthusiast introduces the Report and the Wine Industry Journal also chats with Italian wine consultant Alberto Antonini about his views on the variety being grown and made in Australia. Also, Valmai Hankel gives a historical account of Dolcetto in Australia, another Italian variety with a bright future in a niche market.
Red wines are bubbling away in fermenters and so it is timely to look at opportunities to maximise energy efficiency in refrigeration, one of any wineries’ biggest costs. We also focus on laboratory equipment and testing and hear from members of the wine industry who believe investment in modern technology will ensure the production of consistent quality Australian wine, while maximising profits.
Tony Keys reports on the plans for the Victorian Wine Industry Association’s ‘Vintage 2010’ initiative, aimed at increasing Victoria’s total wine sales by 39% from $1.31billion to $1.82billion. This issue’s wine business and marketing reports covering advice on selling to different States of the USA, achieving success with your wine on restaurant wine lists, and the rise of the McLaren Vale region.
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