Grape & wine science

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CSU Research: Protecting wine grapes from sunburn

Tuesday 8 Jan 2019

High temperatures, harsh light and ultraviolet radiation can lead to a nasty case of sunburn – not just for people but for winegrapes – and Charles Sturt University (CSU) is investigating how to reduce the damage and financial losses.

Hunter Wine: new book explores rich heritage from vine to glass

Thursday 6 Dec 2018

An award-winning new book profiles the people, history and technology that have shaped the Hunter Valley wine region in NSW.

Syrah or Shiraz, what does it mean for price?

Thursday 29 Nov 2018

Syrah and Shiraz are made from the same variety of grapes but what you call the wine on the label has a big impact on the price, according to recent CSU research.

CSU Research: New technology to track grape development for better harvest

Thursday 22 Nov 2018

Measuring and tracking the development of grapes in the vineyard is now easier – thanks to a mobile phone app developed by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and funded by Wine Australia.

CSU researchers are finalists in Australian Women in Wine Awards

Thursday 15 Nov 2018

Two CSU scientists are finalists in the Australian Women in Wine Awards, recognising their significant contribution to research in the industry.

Australian grape and wine tech receives $9 million partnership boost

Monday 2 Jul 2018

Wine Australia and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) have signed a $9 million co-investment research, development and extension (RD&E) agreement to develop new technologies and provide practical information to growers and winemakers to increase profitability and competitiveness, as well as improve environmental sustainability.

CSU Research: Testing the tasting of Australian Shiraz in Hong Kong

Monday 25 Jun 2018

Asia’s premier wine trade fair has provided the perfect opportunity for National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) and Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) researchers to collect data while promoting Australian wine.

NWGIC a role to play in new wine research

Friday 8 Jun 2018

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre in Wagga Wagga is set to play a key role in a research centre to build the sustainability and competitive edge of the Australian wine industry.

Birds benefit and burden agricultural production: CSU research

Tuesday 30 Jan 2018

A CSU researcher has shown that the benefits of birds far outweigh their costs to agricultural production in much of Australia.

Six medals for CSU Boutique Winery

Sunday 13 Aug 2017

The CSU Boutique Winery is celebrating after its entire range won medals at the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show in Sydney.

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