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News posted on Thursday, 21 May 2009
Turning research into technical tools, like water into wine
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Nicholas Car will be visiting the National Wine & Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) on 27 May to present a seminar titled 'Turning social research into technical tools - as hard as water into wine?, from 2pm-3pm.
Wine & Spirits Poll: US restaurants see wine sales decrease
In the annual restaurant poll report in Wine & Spirits’ April issue, 38% of US restaurateurs reported a decrease in wine sales amidst the recession, while 62% claimed sales were the same or increased. The poll covers popularity and prices by brand, variety and country of origin as reported by sommeliers representing Zagat Survey’s leading restaurants across the US.
Daily Wine News Reader Survey: Wine blogs - users’ perceptions
Although wine blogging is not new, it is lacking in thorough, meticulous research. Despite the fact that wine bloggers have attempted to gather information on the wine blogging community, these surveys are often lacking rigour.
Hannibal has much to answer for
A Wine Intelligence survey of 3000 wine drinkers (2000 UK and 1000 US) asked respondents to write down the first word they thought of when shown the name of a particular wine region, as reported in Decanter.
Queensland vineyards under water
Southern Queensland has experienced the wettest 24 hours in 20 years, receiving more than 300mm of rain yesterday. Thousands of homes and businesses have been inundated and some vineyards in the Granite Belt, South Burnett, Darling Downs and Sunshine Coast Hinterland are under water.