ICCWS report – ladybugs and Beatles


For my other more specific reports on the ICCWS, see Vine breeding – worth all that effort? and Robots in the vineyard, shredders in the winery.

Brighton in southern England has just hosted the biggest ever International Cool Climate Symposium since its inception in Oregon in 1984, when there were around 50 delegates. I suspect there were whoops of delight and sighs of relief when the participant numbers for the ninth edition exceeded 500 (final tally nearly 600), overtaking Tasmania 2012 (c 400) and the previous record-holder, Auckland 1988, organised by Dr Richard Smart, one of only three...