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Flying Winemakers

A term created in the late 1980s by an English wine dealer in the wine world for consultants. This engaged Australian cellar technicians for French cooperatives to help with the grape harvest and especially with the winemaking. During the grape harvest in northern Europe, the experts of the southern hemisphere are not very busy and this was taken advantage of. This was very successful and the "flying winemakers", most of whom came from Australia or were trained there, have become an international term. This Australian influence has also had an impact on the techniques and wine styles in many wine-growing regions of the world. A well-known representative is the Australian Peter Bright, who runs the Bright Brothers winery in Portugal and is "on the side" active in many countries in Europe, USA, South America and Australia. Others are Dr. Richard Smart (*1945) and Kym Milne (*1965), also known as a wine critic. But also European oenologists such as the Frenchman Michel Rolland (*1947) have become famous worldwide. See also other professions or functions in viticulture under viticulture training.

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