Wine & Viticulture Journal

Wine & Viticulture Journal provides subscribers with access to searchable online archives containing over 1800 key magazine articles published in the Wine & Viticulture Journal, Australian Viticulture and Wine Industry Journal since 2010. Access to a PDF version of each current issue is also available for subscribers.

Current Issue Articles

  • Voluntary labelling: industry closes in on 100% while governments look at options
  • Australian wine tourism ripe for the picking
  • Nominations open for the 2018 ASVO scholarship to attend AWAC
  • Evolving approaches to the development of sulfur compounds after bottling
  • Development of smoke taint in wine during bottle ageing
  • Sooty mould winemaking trial: the impact on processing, composition and sensory attributes of Shiraz wine
  • The light-struck taste in white wine: oenological approaches for its prevention
  • What makes a red wine green?
  • Phylloxera prevention in Australia – current trends, observations and options
  • Rootstock resistance – why isn’t Australia doing better in its uptake of rootstocks for phylloxera control?
  • What do we know about phylloxera in Australia?
  • Further evaluation of disease-resistant scion selections in NSW wine regions
  • Managing the impact of smoke taint in the Australian wine industry
  • Australia prepared for the exotic grapevine disease angular leaf scorch
  • Highlights from the 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew
  • Marvellous Mencia in McLaren Vale
  • We need to be thinking about all alcohol drinkers in China
  • Aroma and sensory profiles of Australian rosé wines and their likely impression in the Chinese market
  • 2017: the Australian wine sector’s year in review
  • Brexit, follow-on FTAs and global wine trade

Wine & Viticulture Journal
Current Issue – March-April 2018 (Vol. 33)

The focus of the March-April issue of the Wine & Viticulture Journal is ‘Post Bottling Wine Quality’.

Our coverage begins with regular writer Erika Syzmanski looking at the research going on around the world to improve our knowledge of how sulfur compounds emerge and develop after bottling. We then have a team of researchers from The University of Adelaide reporting on their studies into how smoke taint evolves after ageing. Their analyses were performed at six months and now six years after bottling.

Peter Godden, from the Australian Wine Research Institute, describes the outcomes of a small-scale winemaking trial into the effect of sooty mould-affected fruit on the composition of wine and its sensory attributes which has revealed surprising results. A team of Italian researchers provide details of their studies into limiting the formation of light-struck taste by using yeasts, while the AWRI’s regular report looks at some of the findings from its research project into what causes green flavours in red wine.

Over in Viticulture, there’s a distinct focus on pests and diseases, beginning with Tony Hoare’s look at the practicalities of replanting to rootstocks. Complementing this article is WVJ editor Sonya Logan’s exploration as to why the Australian wine industry lags significantly behind the rest of the world when it comes the percentage of its vines on rootstocks.

CSIRO researchers provide an update on the new white winegrape cultivars they’ve been breeding to deliver resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew. Readers can also learn about the biosecurity research being undertaken in the United States to provide contingency plans for the Australian wine industry in the event of an incursion of angular leaf scorch.

Speaking of the US, our March-April issue also includes a wrap up of last year’s 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew held in Oregon where researchers from Australia and around the world revealed what they have learned recently about these two diseases.

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  • Serving the industry for more than 25 years. Readership of more than 7000 includes grapegrowers, winemakers, engineers, consultants, educators, students, marketers, distributors, CEOs and investors.
  • Editorial coverage includes comprehensive articles and relevant news on winemaking and grapegrowing techniques and innovations, plus regional news, wine business and marketing issues. The combined editorial mix of both former leading publications will deliver “must have” industry innovation and technology content.
  • Contributing writers are highly regarded with columns and opinions from leading wine industry figures, including Tony Keys, of The Key Report, and viticulturists Dr Richard Smart and Tony Hoare, plus the latest technical updates from Departments of Primary Industries, The Australian Wine Research Institute and universities.
  • Varietal reports and journal tastings continue to be a Journal trademark – these are highly anticipated by readers each issue.

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