My name is Nathan Gogoll,
I’m a journalist and I know there’s no better opportunity to uncover great story ideas than to be immersed, behind the scenes, at events where the industry gets together. Could there be a better opportunity for the new editor of the Australia & New Zealand Grapegropwer & Winemaker than a backstage pass at the AAVWS? For me, the networking and education opportunities will be unbelievable, especially seeing I’ve just jumped into this role mid-August. I know the people who enter and attend the AAVWS are passionate about the wine industry and they are committed to experimenting and pushing the boundaries… I want to share their success stories.
I’ve just jumped back into publishing, having worked for the past 18 months with Jason Schwarz at the Schwarz Wine Company, a tiny Barossa producer who works in the same shed where Pete Schell makes his Spinifex wines. Across two vintages I’ve crushed, fermented and pressed the varieties everybody expects to see in the Barossa, but I’ve also had a fantastic exposure to alternative varieties because, between Schwarz and Spinifex, I got to see Aglianico, Chenin Blanc, Cinsault, Clairette, Durif, Graciano, Mataro, Ugni Blanc (or Trebbiano, if you like), Vermentino and Viognier in the winery. I think this experience, matched with my new magazine role offers something pretty unique.
The AAVWS gets maximum ‘bang for your buck’ value; I get to spread the stories I find through the magazine (the national journal of the wine industry since 1963), our blog as well as our Daily Wine News e-bulletin and social media platforms. I’m sure there’d be dozens of photos to be shared and lots of ripper story ideas to be fleshed out.
See you in Mildura.
Regards, Nathan Gogoll
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