Humidity theory has been on my mind for a long time. Recent work has advanced the idea that something in the climate apart from temperature is having a major impact in governing the way grapes and wines reflect their local environment. Humidity, and in more technical terms potential evapotranspiration (ETo), determines how much stress a grapevine will suffer in the course of a growing season.The new way to express this relationship is a climogram plot of growing season temperature (GST °C) vs. aridity index (AI) which is based on evapotranspiration and rainfall. Read this article in Decanter August 2016 ...
THIS IS ONE MAN'S VIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN SPARKLING SCENE. I DON'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH HIS PALATE BUT NO-ONE CAN DENY THAT HE DOES THE HOMEWORK
As climate change bites, Tasmania raises a glass to its grape expectations Forget the Hunter valley, the Tamar is where the action is as Australia's big winemakers buy up vineyards in the Apple Isle Oliver Milman theguardian.com http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/02/tasmania-climate-change-wine
The current offer includes a ballot for 6 bottles of Deluxe Rosé which expires 2 September 2013 Newsletter August 2013 pdf
The Australian Financial Review Colour Magazine August 2013 has an extensive article on the Tasmanian wine industry. It covers recent outstanding accolades for Tasmanian wine, some of the new ventures including Apogee. The article can be downloaded from the pdf link below: Loving a Cool Climate by Katrina Strickland & Fiona Carruthers
Here is an interview with ABC Radio from 27 February 2013 talking about the philosophy behind grapegrowing at Apogee www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2013/s3699662.htm