Wine Industry News

Beaujolais launches new marketing campaign

Beaujolais has unveiled a new marketing campaign with the intention of boosting awareness of its wines in Asia. The French region’s new campaign, Beaujolais of Character, was revealed by its wine board, Inter Beaujolais, celebrating its wine and casual bistro culture. The wines to benefit from the ‘Beaujonomie’ push will include Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages red, rose and white, but also the majority of crus priced between €7 and €15. Source, VINEX Market IQ

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No EIT wine course in Gisborne this year

Suspension of Gisborne’s wine course at EIT Tairawhiti Polytechnic this year, after operating for nearly three decades, has been described as “disappointing” for the region. It is one of four courses the polytechnic did not run in 2018 because of a lack of enrolments. EIT chief executive Chris Collins said it was regular business process for EIT not to run some programmes if they did not get sufficient enrolments. Source, Gisborne Herald

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UK agent to distribute te Pa Family Vineyards

Buckingham Schenk has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Maori wine business te Pa Family Vineyards. As of May 1, the UK-wide importer will be representing te Pa’s portfolio in the UK, distributing the Marlborough winery’s te Pa and Pa Road ranges. Founded by the MacDonald family, whose Maori lineage goes back to 1350, the te Pa estate spreads over 400ha in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere regions. Source, Harpers.co.uk

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Oregon’s wine economy is expanding, report says

Oregon’s wine industry has cultivated growth with a focus on higher-priced, high quality wines and recent numbers show that growth according to an economic impact study from Full Glass Research. The last study was conducted in 2013 and the figures show a 67 percent jump from a $3.35 billion industry three years ago to $5.61 billion in 2016. Source, The Newberg Graphic

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Grapegrower & Winemaker News

Mixing it up

Co-fermentation and field blending justifies winemakers’ efforts Although co-fermentation and field blending are well-established techniques,

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Supplier News

2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition Entries Now Open

The Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) is now taking wine submissions. Now in its fifth year, MIWC will be held in the heart of Melbourne on June 24-25, 2018.
MIWC sets itself apart with its judging panel – made up of real trade-only buyers who will judge wines by category and actual price. This is a great opportunity for established wines to reconnect with true trade buyers and for new wines to be discovered.

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