2005年11月03日

National Wine Centre of Australia

National Wine Centre of Australia[Konwledge of Wine]

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The National Wine Centre of Australia (commonly the "Wine Centre") is situated at the end of North Terrace, Adelaide|North Terrace, Adelaide|Adelaide's 'cultural boulevard', in the East Adelaide Parklands and adjacent to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.The Wine Centre has an interactive permanent exhibition of winemaking, introducing visitors to the technology, varieties and styles of wine. It also has a wine tasting area, giving visitors the opportunity to taste and compare wines from different areas of Australia.The building is designed and uses building materials to reflect items used in making wine. The external of the building looks like a section of a wine barrel. Outside the building are rows of Vitis vinifera|grapevines, showing seven different varieties of grapes to curious visitors who normally wouldn't have access to a vineyard to see the differences for themselves.Its development by the John Olsen|Olsen Liberal Party of Australia|Liberal State Government was shroude! d in controversy and it was labelled as a white elephant by the Australian Labor Party|Opposition. It eventually opened on 7 October 2001 after enabling legislation created the concept in the ''National Wine Centre Act (1997)''.After a number of problems with funding, management and profitability, the Wine Centre operation was taken over by the University of Adelaide on July 1 2003. It now offers some of the university's oenology courses, as well as the public face of the wine industry in Australia.

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