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China to Aus: remove ‘coloured glasses’

Australia should remove its “coloured glasses” to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina. Source, Reuters

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Trade wars and wine exports

Australian exporters remain transfixed on the notion of China’s burgeoning middle class learning to drink. There are 1.4 billion Chinese drinking, on average, 2.1 litres of wine per capita per year. Australians drink 26.8 litres. Source, InDaily

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Was fruit left to hang in vintage 2018?

Australian Vignerons (AV) is concerned about reports of yield reductions in vineyards as a result of delayed scheduling of harvest by purchasing wineries. Source, Australian Vignerons

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High hopes for Clare Valley 2017 vintage

Petaluma senior winemaker Andrew Hardy, who has been at Petaluma 36 years, came out recently declaring 2017 is “one of the best, if not the greatest Clare Valley riesling vintage in living memory.” As the press statement very truthfully said, Hardy isn’t prone to wild claims, so when he makes such a statement it’s worth […]

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Nebbiolo odyssey: An Adelaide winemaker’s story

Dave Fletcher’s nebbiolo epiphany came in 2004. The young Adelaide winemaker was sitting in a masterclass at an Italian wine festival in Melbourne tasting Barolo, the most famous example of the nebbiolo grape, along with the wines of neighbouring Barbaresco, from the hills of Piemonte. Source, Australian Financial Review

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Yealands win four trophies at international comp

Yealands Wine Group (Yealands) are celebrating success after receiving an outstanding four trophies at the 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC) . Three of the trophies were awarded to Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2014 with the fourth going to Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Source, Voxy.co.nz

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Marlborough Wine Estates Group Limited

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Marlborough Wine Estates Group Limited (NZSE:MWE), with a market cap of NZ$69.81M. However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? Source, Simply Wall Street

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USA consumption driven by premiumisation

More people in the United States of America (USA) are drinking wine and Euromonitor International expects this trend to continue, predicting that the nation’s wine market will grow 1.2 per cent a year to 2022. Source, Wine Australia

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$1.4m funding for US wine and grape research

The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is pleased to announce new funding for twenty-four projects addressing critical viticulture and enology research needs. The AVF relies on voluntary contributions to support ongoing projects and to provide funding for new high priority projects. Source, Wine Industry Insight

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Boost in registration for London Wine Fair

The organisers of the annual London Wine Fair which kicked off its three day jamboree yesterday said it was expecting “a very busy show” with a 60% jump in the number of pre-registered visitors. Source, VINEX Market IQ

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The amazing resilience of vineyards

As wildfires raced through Napa Valley and Sonoma County in October 2017, many newscasters forecasted the destruction of the vintage and even of the region. But as the famous writer, Mark Twain, was reported to have said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Source, Science Direct

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Australia’s First Families of Wine

As part of its ongoing commitment to the promotion of quality Australian wine at home and around the globe, Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) is heading to Hong Kong to participate in Wine Australia’s feature program at Vinexpo 2018, then staying on in the region to be part of Wine Australia’s China Roadshow 2018. […]

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Australian Food & Beverages Pty Ltd new appointment

The Geber Family Group of Companies have announced the appointment of Michelle Geber, currently general manager of Château Tanunda, to the newly created role of managing director of Australian Food & Beverages Pty Ltd, reporting to the board.   The Geber family are proud custodians of Château Tanunda, a heritage icon of the Barossa with […]

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Management of grapevine Pinot Gris virus

GPGV is now known to be present in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales and it has been resolved that it is not technically feasible to eradicate GPGV from Australia. To help growers better understand GPGV, Australian Vignerons put together a fact sheet. Source, Australian Vignerons

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Wakefield Wines ‘best vintage of the century’

Clare Valley’s Wakefield Wines has stated that it is “very excited” about the quality of wines from the 2018 vintage, and in particular its Shiraz, which it proclaims as being the best vintage in “possibly the past century”. Source, Drinks Business

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New wines and an old favourite from Torbreck

Barossa Valley winery Torbreck has announced it will bring the Australian distribution of Escarpment wines in-house, following its acquisition of the New Zealand brand, winery and business in March. In addition the winery is set to release the 2013 vintage of its super-premium wine The Laird. Source, The Shout

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