Wine Grenade, the wine maturation start-up, has appointed Phil Ridley as a non-executive director. Wine Grenade uses a unique oxygen diffusion process to replicate the process of again in oak barrels in steel barrels, resulting in significant savings.
“Phil’s technology and commercial skills, and industry networks will assist our international expansion, particularly in Australia, while his experience in wireless internet will accelerate Wine Grenade’s strategy to add value to data captured by our devices during wine maturation,” said Wine Grenade chair Brett O’Riley.
A Fellow of Engineers Australia, Ridley holds a BE (Hons) Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle, and Graduate Diploma of Management from Deakin University. He is the author of several international patents and is a recipient of five Australian National Engineering Excellence awards including the prestigious Bradfield Award.
“Wine Grenade’s technology is an exciting development for wine producers,” he said. “Using the power of advanced analytics and precision oxygen level management, wine producers have more control than ever over the quality and flavour of wine that they produce, year after year. Through my involvement in a winery in one of Australia’s premium wine producing areas, I recognise that technology such as this has far-reaching and positive implications.”