Globetrotters on British Airways are enjoying fine wines from family-owned Barossa Valley winemaker Rosenvale Wines during the run-up to Christmas.
Rosenvale Wines of Nuriootpa has delivered a significant order to the airline with its Rosenvale 2004 Reserve Shiraz for First Class passengers and Rosenvale 2006 Estate Semillon for Economy travellers.
Rosenvale Wines is a family business of the Rosenzweig family that makes and markets wine sourced from their Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley, dating back to 1935.
The family has prime vineyard land in the northern Barossa which is managed under a Quality Assured grape-growing program and committed to production of super premium fruit. The majority of the fruit produced is sold to other winemakers, but the family retains a small amount of selected fruit to produce their very personal ‘Rosenvale’ label.
Adelaide entrepreneur Michael Zerman claims that a Silicon Valley-like confluence of cultural factors predisposes Adelaide's Rundle Street precinct to be a hotbed of innovation.
Mr. Zerman states Adelaide has many local companies with a "Rundle Valley association, history or pedigree" including Hostworks, Maxamine, Rocksoft, Imagination, Scott Hicks' film ventures, Internode, the Chimo financial transaction gateway, CarbonPlanet, Kojo, Anifex, Zork, the YellowTail wine label, ViaMedia and Wakefield Press.
In a public paper responding to Terry Cutler's report, Venturous Australia - Building Strength in Innovation, Mr. Zerman asserts that Cutler's report underplays the importance of cultural factors in fostering innovation. "As a local response to Cutler, I'm positing a geographical and cultural model of innovation that focuses on the "Rundle Valley" experience," Mr. Zerman writes on his blog at www.zerman.net.
South Australia's Premier Mike Rann will open a new biotechnology incubator in Adelaide's inner west suburb of Thebarton on Thursday, October 23.
The BioSA Business Incubator is located at the Thebarton Bioscience Precinct, 40–46 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton.
SA claims a dynamic bioscience industry based on a strong tradition of medical and agricultural research that drives commercial opportunities. To build on these opportunities, the State Government established Bio Innovation SA, a bioscience industry development organisation that provides business development, finance, infrastructure and marketing assistance. More at http://www.bioinnovationsa.com.au/
A just-launched savings book developed for entertaining children offers ways that Adelaide parents can escape the squeeze of high interest rates, petrol prices and rising food costs.
The Kids Around Town Great Ideas & Savings Book suggests a wide range of ways for families to save money in many areas of their spending, especially where it involves keeping the kids entertained on a budget.
With proceeds from the book raising money for a special cause, Kids Around Town has had an overwhelming response from South Australian identities and family owned and operated businesses who want to meet the needs of families.
The idea for Kids Around Town came from mother of three Sheree Hyde, who was seeking a fresh, useful, healthy and affordable fundraiser for her local kindergarten. When she failed find an existing way that met these criteria, she decided to create an innovative idea that could benefit all parents and families. After much talking with parents and brainstorming with businesses about their needs, Kids Around Town was born.