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Barossa and Shiraz are synonymous in the mind of avid winelovers around the vinous globe. However, there are many other compelling interpretations of Shiraz from across Australia’s diverse viticultural landscape. Let’s take a snapshot of ...
Wine Regions

’The only way to understand German wine’, says Anne Krebiehl in her book on the Wines of...

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Sustainability in the Australian Wine Industry
Sustainability

Australia has a harsh climate; our national anthem speaks of ‘droughts and flooding plains’. However, the grape vine is resilient. To sustain a viable industry in the face of a changing climate, the focus needs to be matching grape variet...

Read More March 2022
How Climate Changes will Change the Wine Climate
Sustainability

How would you feel about uncorking a Grenache from Gevrey-Chambertain or Marsanne from Meursault? Or would you rather start the evening with a Swedish sparkling wine? Global warming is expected to do quite a number on the agricultural regions of the ...

Read More June 2021
Sustainability

Another week of fermentation had passed and the wine started to present some off-aromas... must act quickly! This the last part of the 'Winemaker For a Harvest' series, where Erica Löfving, Vintec Club Expert, spent a month in the heart of Sonom...

Read More December 2020
Sustainability

After overcoming challenges with natural fermentation of her Petit Syrah batch, Erica proceeds to the next step of winemaking: it's time to get juicing! This is part 4 of the 'Winemaker For A Harvest' series where Erica Löfving takes on the chal...

Read More November 2020
Sustainability

Harvest is done! Now we are tree days into fermentation without any additives and... grapes are no where close to fermenting. The situation is critical: Does Erica succumb to adding yeast or stick to "no intervention" philosophy and figure out some o...

Read More November 2020
Sustainability

After initial decision on what grape variety to chose, Erica returns to Sonoma for the harvest season. Between hard work on the field and heated winemaking philosophy discussions, she considers the risk of taking a more "natural" path. This is part 2...

Read More October 2020
Sustainability

What happens when a wine writer jumps to the other side of the fence and becomes a winemaker? That's when theory meets reality and previously set views on winemaking practices are challenged. Erica Löfving, recounts her experience as a winemaker...

Read More October 2020
Sustainability

I have wine industry colleagues who roll their eyes at biodynamic wine-growing because of the eccentric practices it requires. But what is it actually and does it work? Let's dive into it.

Read More July 2020
Sustainability

Red, white…and green

Erica Landin-Löfving Erica Landin-Löfving

Organic, biodynamic, sustainable, natural…To our knowledge of red and white wine we now need to add an understanding of green.

Read More February 2020

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