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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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Wine Industry Mentor Program breaks new ground

wine cellar

The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, media, photography, wine education, winemaking, viticulture and oenology, while keeping a strong connection with wine communications.

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Wine consumption patterns relatively stable under COVID

Wine glasses

Wine consumers have reported that their consumption hasn’t changed much despite the stresses of lockdown. The results from a survey by a team of experts led by the University of Adelaide show patterns of wine consumption that also indicate a trend towards buying wine direct from producers.

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Exploring the origins of wine regionality

Wine glass in front of vineyards

The University of Adelaide is bringing together experts from around the world in a two-day virtual conference to discuss the science that creates and defines regionality in wine.

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Shining a light on the issue of wine fraud

Ruchira Ranaweera in lab with Associate Professor David Jeffery

University of Adelaide wine researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally, but also offering a possible means of building regional branding.

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Helping future-proof the wine sector

Wine grapes

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online.

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Cider gum

Australian wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages.

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