A Quacking Way To Keep The Pests Down!

South Africa, sustainability, Uncategorized, Wine Industry


There’s been a few headlines knocking around the last couple of days about a vineyard in Stellenbosch that’s come up with a novel way of keeping the insects down in the vineyard. At the Vergenoegd winery they’ve taken to using an army of…what for it…ducks! Check out this link here to see them in action. But it’s really not as daft as it sounds.

Big Changes Coming For Australian Wine

Australia, Uncategorized, wine tasting

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Last week I headed down to the Wine Australia tasting in Victoria. Sometimes I find it hard to work out what I’m meant to be doing at these tastings. With my second year of the WSET Diploma coming up then maybe I should use it as tasting practice, but the wine-o in me is much more interested in what the theme of the day is about. What’s new about what these guys are trying to tell us about Aussie Wine?