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James Hook (DJ's Growers) explores behind the scenes of grape and wine production. Natural Acidity takes academic ideas and discusses there practical uses.

Featuring regular guests including Gill Gordon-Smith (Fall From Grace).

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James Hook (DJ's Growers) explores behind the scenes of grape and wine production. Natural Acidity takes academic ideas and discusses there practical uses.

Featuring regular guests including Gill Gordon-Smith (Fall From Grace).

    (Wine) Love in the time of Corona...

    (Wine) Love in the time of Corona...

    James Hook (DJ's Growers) and Gill Gordon Smith (Fall From Grace) have a message for those in the wine community both near and far. The global wine industry faces an unknown future in the wake of COVID-19. Wineries pivot, offering specials, virtual tastings, free deliveries and we try to "keep our chins up". Look after yourself.

    • 8 min
    Road to Recovery 2 (Fires in Australia Pt 2)

    Road to Recovery 2 (Fires in Australia Pt 2)

    James Hook from DJs Growers is joined by Gill Gordon-Smith from Fall From Grace discussing Bushfires and how thats affected Vintage 2020 in Australia.

    • 10 min
    Road to Recovery (Fires in Australia Pt1)

    Road to Recovery (Fires in Australia Pt1)

    In which James Hook from DJ's Growers is joined by Gill Gordon Smith (Fall From Grace) to discuss bushfires in Australian wine regions, and recovery efforts.

    PIRSA relief industry - https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support

    • 13 min
    Antmusic (using insects in vineyards)

    Antmusic (using insects in vineyards)

    What can grape producers learn from other farmers? How do you utilise ecosystem services? How is IPM being used? Agronomist Sam Freeman (DJ's Growers) discusses using predatory insects to control pests - with James Hook.

    • 14 min
    Some Like It Hot... Others Sweat When The Heat Is On (Climate change in viticulture)

    Some Like It Hot... Others Sweat When The Heat Is On (Climate change in viticulture)

    In which Gill Gordon-Smith from Fall from Grace, and James Hook from DJ's Growers, discuss how a changing climate is influencing fine wine around the world.

    If the climate changes too much does it signal doom & gloom for your favourite fine wines?

    Specifically they talk about Corvina in Valpolicella Amarone production, Chardonnay in Chablis, Pinot Noir in Burgundy & Shiraz and Grenache in South Australia.

    For another view read an article by Andrew Graham @ OZWINEREVIEW: https://www.ozwinereview.com/2019/08/climate-change-is-real-and-it-will-hit-wine-hard.html

    Transcript here: https://www.djsgrowers.com.au/agronomy-blog/2019/8/8/the-natural-acidity-podcast-some-like-it-hot

    • 18 min

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