Grapegrower & Winemaker ‘wine science’ issue out now

The October 2011 issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker is now available. Inside the special ‘wine science’ issue, you will find must-read articles, which include new research and practical advice, on:

–   A Coonawarra vineyard’s role in attracting the ‘right bugs’

–   A new study reveals how grape maturity is changing

–   A NZ study reveals the real costs of mothballing

–   Canopy management trial offers solutions for a variable climates

–   A project looks at how to define a style to meet consumer demand

–   The role of sequential harvesting in winemaking

–   New advice on monitoring oxygen from a German Pinot project

–   A new enzyme which offers a viable Bentonite alternative

–   The AWRI advice on preparing for 2012.

Making the news, we look at tax reform, new low-alcohol labelling laws, we head to Tasmania for a regional round-up, and the lovely family behind Oliver’s Taranga star in a special profile piece in winemaking for their 170th birthday.

In our sales and marketing, and business and technology sections, there’s a great article on why the industry should ‘think outside the box’. Jeni Port talks R&D funding, there’s a feature on Facebook’s role in wine branding, and Melanie Reddaway once again offers her financial advice.

The GWRDC’s RD@Work is back and, as usual, the regular features include local and international news briefs, MyView, export snapshot, calendar of events, Marketplace, and people and places.

And don’t forget over 600 key Grapegrower & Winemaker articles are now available online at with your subscriber login. Contact Nola Brigante on [email protected] for more information.

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