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In a world first, scientists at The Australian Wine Research Institute have cracked the genetic code of a wine yeast. The breakthrough, claim the Australians, paves the way for development of...

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On Saturday 8 December Dr José Vouillamoz presented his latest, ground-breaking DNA research findings on the origins of rare alpine grape varieties to the General Assembly of the Centre...

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Müller-Thurgau, the most widely planted deliberate vine crossing in the world, developed in 1882, has for long had a rather shady past, though this did not seem to affect its rampant popularity...

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Botanist José Vouillamoz, pictured here, a native of French-speaking Switzerland who spent some time with Carole Meredith at Davis, is one of the world's best-informed experts on vine...

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There have been some significant new developments in the saga of the Australian 'Albariño' that isn't. Firstly, New Zealand's leading vine nursery has now done a DNA analysis on its...

30 Apr - For important new information about the Australian 'Albariño' issue, see Albariño and Godello in members' forum. Spain is becoming almost as fashionable in wine as it...

23 Apr - See update from Australia's leading producer of this variety below. The CSIRO, Australia's plant research institute, has just proved what many had suspected: that the vines they...

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Merlot is a natural progeny of Cabernet Franc and a previously unknown red grape named Magdeleine Noire des Charentes, DNA boffins revealed. Merlot (see Oxford Companion to Wine ) is a...

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