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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: Water Management

The Drinks Business Green Issue January 2022 Water conservation is an integral part of the wine industry’s response to drought, water scarcity and increasing global temperatures. Events such as Jackson Family Wines Rooted for Good, Michelle Bouffard’s Tasting Climate Change and The Porto Protocol – Climate Talks provide a valuable means of sharing water managementContinue reading “The Drinks Business: Water Management”

Grapegrower and Winemaker: Non-chemical weed management

Image: (L-R) Sytze Riemersma, Archie and Rudi Bauer at Quartz Reef, Central Otago. © Simone Madden-Grey Recent studies documenting increased herbicide resistance across New Zealand together with key export markets reviewing glyphosate use is driving interest in non-chemical weed management techniques amongst grape growers.  To find out what techniques are being used in New Zealand clickContinue reading “Grapegrower and Winemaker: Non-chemical weed management”

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