Tag Archives: Tasmania

• Centre for whisky excellence to be established in Tasmania

Centre for whisky excellence to be established in Tasmania

Tasmanian whiskies have earned the highest praise around the world, but now a centre of whisky excellence is being established in the Derwent Valley to build on that reputation and take the industry to a higher level. In a world-first project, distillers are hoping a high-tech, scientific approach can convert their “liquid gold” enterprise into […]

• UPDATE: Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Wins World’s AUSTRALIAN Best Title

UPDATE: Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Wins World’s AUSTRALIAN Best Title

Tasmanian distillery Sullivan’s Cove has been named the world’s best single malt whisky at the World Whiskies Award held on Thursday night in London. Sullivan’s Cove’s French Oak Cask variety was judged the global winner, as well as Australia’s best, from a high-quality pool of single malt entries. They included Scotland’s Bunnahabain, Aberfeldy, Glenkinchie and […]

• Nuking Your Pinot Noir In The Microwave

Nuking Your Pinot Noir In The Microwave

The latest winemaking tool may be in your kitchen—the microwave. Winemakers may want to consider a new tool to join their stainless steel tanks, oak vats and clay amphorae—a microwave. Recent trials at the University of Tasmania involved heating Pinot Noir grapes in a home microwave to explore the benefits of consistent heating before fermentation. […]

• GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

Pioneering cool climate viticulturist Dr Andrew Pirie, of Tamar Ridge, revitalised GST as a single measure offering a refined definition of cool climate at the opening session of the 8th International Cool Climate Symposium in Tasmania. Pirie tested some of the current climate indices by trialling how successful they are in Tasmania, no easy task […]

• Tasmanian wine set for stardom?

Tasmanian wine set for stardom?

Tasmania is “the new, exciting frontier” for Australia, according to Ross Brown, owner of Brown Brothers. Last year the family-owned business bought Tasmanian producer Tamar Ridge. Founder Andrew Pirie has officially retired but, said Brown, “is staying on as a consultant”. Explaining this move outside the Brown Brothers’ base in north-east Victoria, Brown observed: “We’d […]

• Climate change drives big wine deal in Australia

VICTORIAN winemaker Brown Brothers has outlined critical environmental reasons behind its $32.56 million purchase of Gunns’ wine assets in Tasmania.