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Jenny Polack

Jenny Polack OIV Master of Science in Wine Management DipWSET Assoc. Dip Wine Marketing (Adelaide Uni) Winner - WCA Best Wine Educator 2016 Finalist - WCA Best Wine Educator 2015 Apac Insider Wine & Spirit Consultant of the Year - Victoria 2017 wine whitch po box 5169 burnley, victoria 3121 australia cel: +61 414 812 811 email: jenny@winewhitch.com www.winewhitch.com

WSET Level 2 in Wines

We are a specialist female-run wine education business with new WSET courses coming up before the end of the year. Our aim is to take...

Bacchus Enterprises @ Home Masterclasses Overview

In these times with Covid-19 social restrictions  How can you still enjoy learning (safely!) about wine?   Please let us introduce you to the Bacchus Academy @ Home Masterclasses Instead...

Man Meets Mountain

Argentina has that 'little' mountain range  - the Andes. This has a great influence on the wines.  As you go higher up the mountain,...

A Sauvignon Blanc for the cellar

I teach about wine – a lot! When teaching the more formal courses, I (and my fellow teachers) would always teach that some grape...

First Foot Forward 2018 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

When Australian winemakers first started making Pinot Noir in the 1980s, there were many dry red wines that showed little varietal characters. Forty years...

Rare Ozzies

If you like novels with a good plot in it, this book is not for you. However, it is a super useful, easy to...

OTTELIA 2019

A new wine label with a lovely cellar-door in Coonawarra (Fodder) with over 30 years of winemaking experience behind it. John Innes has made...

PINOT GRIS – PINOT GRIGIO – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE????

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety. We could call them Pinot Grey as gris is grey in French and grigio...

It’s time to get your skates on and book your AWIWA ticket!

It's time to get your skates on and book your ticket to join us at Claypots Seafood Express St Kilda, November 16 to celebrate the 2018 Australian...

WINES OF PROVENANCE – RIESLING

Granite Hills 2017 Riesling                 Some vineyard sites are very special and this is one of them. The Royal Melbourne Wine Show has an award...

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Father & Son Dead in Donvale House Fire

Father; Calvin Reeder and his son Brendon, were killed in their Donvale house as it went up in flames overnight. At least 30 Fire Rescue Victoria firefighters arrived at 43 Craig Road, Donvale, to find the multi-level, brick and steel constructed home fully involved in fire. FRV Firefighters aggressively...

Frosted – A Winter Spectacular [Melb]

Embark on a journey into an enchanted frost-laden realm at Frosted – A Winter Spectacular. Celebrating Christmas in July! ​During the months of June and July 2024, the big field in Narre Warren opposite Westfield Fountain Gate will become a whimsical sanctuary where all can revel in the...

Unlocking quality corporate insights into SDGs progress

Jointly issued by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact Updated analysis tool on the SDGs and underlying targets to enable businesses to improve reporting on the Global Goals An updated online database, Business reporting on the SDGs: An analysis of the Goals and Targets, was made available today to improve business reporting on the […]

Sustainable buildings: Beyond solar panels and water tanks

Liz Harrison, Fixed Interest Strategist – ESG at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses how green finance can help to create sustainable buildings and explores the different types of investments available to investors in this sector. Key takeaways: The development of new buildings and, once completed, the energy consumption of these buildings are huge contributors to global […]

Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, manufacturers must leverage innovative digital marketing strategies to stay competitive and grow their businesses. The shift from traditional marketing methods to digital platforms has opened up a plethora of opportunities for manufacturers to connect with their target audiences, streamline operations, and...

OPINION PIECE – NAIDOC WEEK A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

This opinion piece by Science & Technology Chief Executive Officer Ryan Winn was published in The Australian on 11 July 2024. It's NAIDOC Week – a chance to recognise and celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the country's First...

LEADING WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNITE TO PROTECT YOUNG ABUSE SURVIVORS

Susan Barton AM (Lighthouse Founder), Faten Sadik representing Property Industry Foundation (PIF), Cr Joe Gianfriddo, Louise Hansen (Executive Director of Hansen Yuncken), Len Warson (Lighthouse Chair) and Bill Mountford (Lighthouse’s Deputy Chair). Key players in Victoria’s construction industry are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young women by raising funds and completing the […]

KICK OFF YOUR TIME AT ONLINE RETAILER!

The Countdown Is On To The Retro Olympics Party! It’s time to dust off those old school trackies and sweatbands, slap on some green and gold zinc, and chase that Gold Medal! Join us for a night filled with fun, nostalgia, and great vibes as we bring the...

Sircel secures $5m impact investment from Kilara Capital

Funding to boost national expansion and Australia’s most advanced solar panel recycling facility Australia’s largest e-waste processor, Sircel, has secured a $5 million capital injection from impact investor Kilara Capital to drive  its national expansion and processing capabilities on its mission to solve the global e-waste crisis. Attracted to the Australian owned green technology company’s proven […]

Improving fish habitats for Saltwater Creek, Cairns

OzFish Cairns is restoring Saltwater and Lilly Creeks in urban Cairns to aid in fish passage and breeding OzFish Unlimited The Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited will receive $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Urban Rivers and Catchments Program. The funding will allow the members of the Cairns Chapter of OzFish Unlimited to […]

New solutions to keep drinking water safe as pesticide use skyrockets worldwide

Water scientists from Australia and China have proposed a more effective method of removing organic pesticides from drinking water, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health problems. A 62% rise in global pesticide use in the past 20 years has escalated fears that many of these chemicals could end up in our waterways, causing […]

First Nations Finance Corporation named Sustainability Leader by Australian Financial Review

FNFC has been recognised for its innovative social commercial enterprise model focused on creating more roles for First Nations people within Australia’s Finance sector  First Nations Finance is thrilled to announce it has been selected as a ‘Leader’ by the Australian Financial Review for the Banking, Insurance, Superannuation & Financial Services category in the 2024 […]