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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.

The Adelaide Hills wine region. pic: getty/moisseyev

Adelaide wine research centre celebrates year of breakthroughs

By Richard Whitehead

Adelaide University wine scientists celebrated a year of breakthroughs in 2018, in improving the taste of wines from different regions at a time when climate change has been impacting the behaviour of ripening grapes. And more progress is expected in...

Extra wine and vine research will be carried out in Adelaide, South Australia. Pic:getty/gam1983

Boost for Australian vine and wine research

By Rachel Arthur

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support long term strategic wine research and development.

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