Wine & Travel Writer

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Talking all things wine is my specialty, especially those wines from my home country, New Zealand and my residence, Australia.

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The Drinks Business magazine: Smoke Taint Management in Australia

Image Credit: The Drinks Business, September 2021 edition Wine production in bushfire country is immensely challenging and at the core of Australia’s bushfire response is the latest in scientific and technological innovation. Satellite imagery, machine assisted learning, nanofabrication and nanofiltration are being used by the Australian wine industry to manage fire damaged vineyards and smokeContinue reading “The Drinks Business magazine: Smoke Taint Management in Australia”

Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine: Eco-friendly Packaging

Wool sleeve. Credit: nzwinehome and wool hero I really enjoyed researching and writing this article about some of the innovative ways the wine industry is working to create environmentally friendly options when it comes to packaging. From wool to mushrooms to food waste, there are some exciting products out there. Click here to read theContinue reading “Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine: Eco-friendly Packaging”

Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine: Early Smoke Detection Network

Dr Ian Porter sampling smoke. La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. In the April 2021 issue of Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker I speak with Dr Ian Porter about his research and work to create an early smoke detection network in Victoria, Australia. I also review the recent climate forecasts for New Zealand and consider theContinue reading “Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine: Early Smoke Detection Network”

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