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News posted on Friday, 17 April 2009
Gisborne vintage a stunner
Stunning is the word used by winemakers, wineries and growers alike to describe the 2009 grape harvest that is drawing to a close this week.
Richard Smart says CSIRO not to blame for Albarino mix-ups
International viticultural consultant Dr Richard Smart has slammed the critics of CSIRO who blame the organisation for the Albarino mix-up. Smart has long been a fan of Albarino and other Spanish varieties, believing that they have a great potential in Australia.
BoozeMonkey.com online wine community proving wine consumers are thirsty for more
While the wine world is a-twitter with blogs and online commentary, one wine site is fast achieving cult status as the central point for winemakers and wine lovers alike: BoozeMonkey.com is an online wine community that is attracting followers from both wineries and wine consumers at a rapid rate.
MDBA's dire update: Lowest flows in 117 years
Last Thursday, The Murray Pioneer reported that Murray inflows between January and March slumped to their lowest in 117 years - with little relief in sight.
Whetstone weighs in
The entry of an American company into Australia's water market is proof the Federal Government must offer irrigators higher prices when buying-back water entitlements, as reported in The Murray Pioneer on Wednesday.