University of Adelaide, AWRI, Wine Australia and Australian Grape & Wine were recently awarded a South Australian Government grant to develop a No- and Low (NOLO) Alcohol program. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is now calling for expressions of interest from wine industry professionals who want to contribute to the development of the NOLO wine category by joining the Technical Advisory Committee.
The No and Low (NOLO) Alcohol Program aims to improve the sensory acceptance of South Australian NOLO alcohol wine products and create opportunities for growth in the sector.
The NOLO program will be delivered across four key pillars:
- Pillar one: Allowing industry to undertake research and new product development in a trial-scale facility to be established at the Hickinbotham Winery at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.
- Pillar two: Research and development by Australian Wine Research Institute and University of Adelaide scientists. This work will focus on optimising flavour retention and finding solutions to replicate the mouthfeel and texture that is lost when alcohol is removed.
- Pillar three: A market ready program to support those looking to enter the NOLO market. This program will be supported by a research project to understand domestic and international consumer demand for NOLO products.
- Pillar four: A comprehensive review of the regulatory framework that governs NOLO product production, labelling, sales, taxations and compositional requirements.
Technical Advisory Committee
PIRSA is seeking registrations of interest from wine industry professionals who want to contribute to the development of the NOLO wine category by joining the Technical Advisory Committee.
This committee will inform and guide the progress and delivery of the NOLO program over 3.5 years.
For more information on the NOLO program or how to express interest for the Technical Advisory Committee, have a look at PIRSA’s Website here.