A contrarian on conventional viticulture
Australian viticulturist Dr Richard Smart, now resident in the UK, seems unpeturbed by such recent developments as the French vigneron killed by exposure to pesticides (see here ). The following is an edited version of an article he wrote in the Sep/Oct 2010 issue of the Australian and NZ Wine Industry Journal ( www.winebiz.com.au ). These are not our views but feel free to comment on his, expressed below, in the Add a comment box. Viticulture the world over is under some form of not-so-subtle attack. What I mean by this is that vine production methods that favour so-called 'organic' approaches are being praised by the wine...
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