Australia

The Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Australian wine institute initiates study to help grain growers coexist with wineries

Grape and grain but never the twain when stubble fires contaminate vineyards

By Richard Whitehead

Though several research projects have already studied the impact on wine flavours of smoke from bushfires and controlled burns, there has been little analysis of the lasting impact of stubble fires from nearby grain fields.

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Aussie brewers growing interest in sustainability is evolving through its actions

Carlton & United Breweries' amber ales start going green

By Richard Whitehead

You could say Carlton & United Breweries has been bitten by the green bug. But it might be more accurate to suggest a seven-foot inland taipan has chomped on a very fleshy part of the Australian brewery major, so keen has it been to burnish its eco-credentials.

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