Willunga High School releases its 2015 shiraz

Yesterday the school launched its 2015 shiraz The Whitington, named in honour of former agriculture teacher Mark Whitington. It is the first wine that students have made since the school’s viticultural program expanded in 2015 with the help of local businesses. The students have made 840 bottles of the 2015 shiraz and sold about 60 in the past few weeks, with all profits going back to the agricultural program.

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Frost management strategies for vineyards

The rarity of early season frosts is among the many natural assets of California that lend themselves to winegrape growing. Still, when frosts occur the results can be economically devastating. Fortunately, temperatures during many frost events are slightly below freezing and short in duration. In these circumstances, we can take actions in the vineyard to minimize or avoid frost damage.

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World’s best chefs in Melbourne for Gastronomy Congress

More than 200 of the most influential members of the global restaurant industry will visit Australia for a diverse program of events next month, including the gala awards night which will be held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of 5 April 2017. The group of media and influencers who chair the voting panel will also visit South Australia from 6 to 8 April, stopping by at vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, meeting with local producers and South Australian chefs, and dining in some of the state’s best restaurants – all as part of their two day annual general meeting.

Wine Australia, Official Wine Partner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will also invite 50 of the best sommeliers in the world to learn more about Australia’s diverse wine offering. The group will include sommeliers from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the Best Sommelier in the World competition and top sommeliers in New Zealand and Australia.

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Jamaica Tourism launches first Gastronomy Network project

The Jamaica Blue Mountain Tour will be one of the first projects of the Gastronomy Network, which was created with the intention to foster the growth of culinary tourism as a product niche for Jamaica. The rich history, culture and cuisine of the Blue Mountain region were on full display, as the Gastronomy Network of the Ministry of Tourism hosted the soft launch of the Blue Mountain Culinary Tour on Sunday March 26, 2017.

The tour currently features 15 participating eateries and attractions such as Café Blue, The Gap Café, RafJam Bed and Breakfast and Old Tavern Coffee Estate – with more expected to come on board before the trail officially begins later this year. Speaking at the launch ceremony at Belcour Lodge in Irish Town, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett indicated that the concept was designed to not only highlight the gastronomic product in the region, but to also directly benefit community members and tour operators who conduct business within the area.

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