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Promising new tech to protect grapes from smoke taint

Activated carbon (AC) hood trailed to prevent smoke taint in grapes

The University of Adelaide and Peter Michael Winery are partnering to develop new technology to combat smoke taint in grapes.

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Cypriot grapes perform well in heat and on taste

Alex Copper with propogated xynisteri vines at Waite Campus

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found several grape varieties native to Cyprus, which tolerate drought conditions better than some international varieties popular in Australia, contain chemical compounds responsible for flavours preferred by Australian consumers.

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New research to help wineries manage smoke taint

Image of purple grape bunches hanging from a green grapevine

A new project to help Australia’s winemaking industry understand and respond to the impact of taint from bushfire smoke, which includes research from the University of Adelaide, has received $950,000 in Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) funding from the Federal Government.

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