News: wine

Health leader honoured by bacteria naming

Professor Vladimir Jiranek, Scott Oliphant, and Nicola Spurrier stand holding bread, wine, and bacteria.

Introducing Nicolia spurrieriana – named after South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier – which could potentially be used in the fermentation of wine, sourdough bread and pickled foods.

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Delaying grapes from ripening results in more flavoursome wine

A bunch of red winegrapes sit on the vine

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have crunched the data on the best methods to delay grapes ripening on the vine, leading to better quality wine.

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'Lifestyle' wines could deliver hundreds of jobs to SA

Wine glass

Low and no-alcohol wine products could bring more than 500 jobs and add $64 million a year to South Australia’s economy with the Marshall Liberal Government investing nearly $5 million to turbo-charge the sector locally.

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Vines strike a pose for the new VitiCanopy app

Roberta De Bei

The ability to analyse multiple images at once, GPS capability to create maps of the spatial variability of canopy size, and Cloud storage, are just some of the new upgrades to VitiCanopy, the University of Adelaide-developed mobile app that helps grapegrowers manage their vineyards more effectively.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher collects sample grapes in the vineyard

One of the many challenges for grape growers posed by climate change is the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.

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Wine Industry Mentor Program participants for 2021 announced

Wine business

Sixty-two early career professionals have today been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program following extraordinary numbers of applications for the expanded program.

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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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Students tap into New World wine expertise

Napa Valley winery

Wine science students from the University of Adelaide are benefitting from unique insights from the US wine market by meeting remotely with leading ecommerce experts from Seattle and California. The skills they learn will give them the edge in the industry when they graduate.

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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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