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South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain. AAP Image/Ben Macmahon

Message in a bottle: the wine industry gives farmers a taste of what to expect from climate change

The wine industry is sensitive to climate change, but grape growers also have the funding and knowledge to put themselves at the forefront of climate adaptation. Other farmers should watch with interest.
Mountain Pygmy Possum numbers are declining due to environmental changes, including earlier snow melt. AAP/Tim Arch/DSE

Early birds: how climate change is shifting time for animals and plants

Every Spring, the blanket of Australian alpine snow starts to melt, and the Mountain Pygmy Possum wakes up from its seven-month-long hibernation. Naturally after so long under the snow, its first thought…
We often judge wine by the price tag, but it this a true indicator of its quality? Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

What drives our wine choice – taste, or the price tag?

Can a wine drinker judge the quality of a bottle by its price? The nature of this relationship has always been contested. We expect that consumers are willing to pay more for higher quality wines, while…
Save or consume? Research suggests wine makes a poor financial investment. Shutterstock

Just drink it: why wine investing usually isn’t worth it

Investing in fine wines has become increasingly popular over the past few decades as many in the viticulture industry have promoted fermented grapes as a way to boost returns and diversify a portfolio…
A woman sniffs a glass of wine during a tasting event in Beijing. Reuters

Chinese vintners are winning renown as wine industry soars

China’s wine industry has exploded in recent years, with the number of wineries more than doubling over the past decade, propelling the country past Australia to become the world’s 7th-largest producer…

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