Wine label at Charles Sturt University in Australia.

Charles Sturt

Our journey took us off the normal winery and vineyard track today as we dropped in to the Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) in Wagga Wagga.

We interviewed Professor Alain Deloire who is the Director of the NWGIC and he talked about their international cooperation and research into low alcohol wines. We also got some great footage for the film when shown around the winery by Campbell Meeks.

Where there is an experimental winery you are never far away from a tasting. In fact CSU have their own small commercial operation and a cellar door based on the university campus. We of course obliged and got out the tasting note book for some sampling. Our favourite wine here was the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010.

Alain is a very nice gentlemen with heaps of experience. Amongst other things he has worked in viticulture at Moet & Chandon as well as 14 years as professor in grapevine physiology and biochemistry at Montpellier SupAgro, France.  Alain is passionate about wine and viticulture and can be followed on Twitter.

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