Hans Mick joined the Grapegrower & Winemaker as editor in August 2017. Hans has worked as a journalist, editor, producer and writer for a number of Australian media organisations, including the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and NITV. Having been based in a number of regional centres during his time at the ABC, he has solid experience reporting on the broad issues related to rural Australia, including many aspects of primary industries. His knowledge and understanding of agriculture is enhanced by having a family farming background in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Hans is supported by Journalist Camellia Aebischer. After completing degrees in communication and food studies, Camellia spent a year eating, drinking and writing in New York City. However, the pull of abundant wine and a flourishing food industry soon drew her back to Adelaide. Camellia cut her teeth as a freelance journalist for a handful of publications including The Adelaide Review, Broadsheet and Citymag, before joining the Winetitles team.
The Grapegrower & Winemaker is assisted by a panel of highly-regarded industry personnel, who sit on the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Panel.
They are Bob Campbell MW, Denis Gastin, Dr Steve Goodman, Dr Terry Lee, Paul van der Lee, Mary Retallack, Prof Dennis Taylor, Mary Retallack and Corrina Wright.
The members of the panel help to ensure the Grapegrower & Winemaker is packed with information that provides new and relevant knowledge as well as market insights for our readers.
Bob Campbell MW, is New Zealand’s leading wine educator, international wine judge and New Zealand wine editor for several consumer publications. In 1990, Campbell founded The Wine Gallery, the Auckland-based wine school which has helped educate more than 21,000 eager wine consumers.
Corrina Wright grew up in her family vineyards in McLaren Vale. Corrina enrolled in a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) in 1993. In 1997, she was granted a scholarship from Southcorp Wines and Adelaide University to study for a year at the University of California – Davis. She graduated from the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial in 2005, and continues to chair, panel chair and judge at numerous wine shows around Australia. Corrina serves on a number of national, state and local industry boards.
Denis Gastin is managing director of Instate Pty Ltd. He has extensive wine-related interests, including writing for Japan’s liquor-industry newspaper, The Shuhan News and Wine Review magazine in Korea. He contributes the Asia content to The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Report. Denis is also a regular writer for Grapegrower & Winemaker.
Professor Dennis Taylor began his academic and research career at Flinders University in 1985. After completing his B.Sc (Hons, first class) and receiving a University Medal for his efforts, he remained at Flinders to complete his PhD in the field of organic chemistry. He then travelled to Texas to work with the Nobel laureate, the late Sir Derek Barton, and quickly rose to become 2IC of the large Barton Group. Upon his return to Australia, he took up a position as lecturer at the University of Adelaide. In 2006, he moved to the Waite campus to take up the position of Chair and Professor of Oenology. He has been very active in research, and has published in excess of 100 scientific papers.
Mary Retallack, is a third generation viticulturist with her career over the past 17 years encompassing vineyard management, technical, research, consultancy, training and extension roles.
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course, a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, a past participant of the Future Leaders and a past non-executive director of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation. Currently managing director of Retallack Viticulture, and about to embark on a PhD at The University of Adelaide, Retallack is also the 2012 recipient of the RIRDC South Australian Rural Women’s Award.
Paul van der lee is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Adelaide Business School, where he supports the Master of Wine Business program. He is also principal of the strategy consulting business Van der Lee & Associates and was the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia manager, economics and policy. His extensive experience covers related areas of taxation, economic policy and grapegrower policy initiatives.
Dr Steve Goodman is a senior lecturer in marketing and program director of Higher Degrees by Research at the University of Adelaide. His research involves wine choice and supply-chain decision-making. He also supervises a number of Honours and PhD students in wine-related topics including tourism, cellar door, servicescapes, social media and management strategy.
Dr Terry Lee, is a Patron of the Australian wine industry, and for his service to the Australian wine industry he has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal. Dr Lee holds a BSc and PhD in Food Technology from The University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2004, he retired from the position of vice president and chief scientific officer of one of the largest family-owned wineries in the United States, Gallo Winery, in Modesto California. Prior to this position he was director at The Australian Wine Research Institute for 14 years.