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News posted on Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wine Marlborough acquire wine show
Wine Marlborough is the new owner of the Marlborough Wine Show. Wine Marlborough, the regional wine organisation for Marlborough grape growers and wine companies, jointly announced the acquisition last week at the seventh Marlborough Wine Show awards celebration. Source, Winetitles.

Bragato conference highlights
The buds bursting up and down the country are sure evidence that the year is racing by, and another growing season is already upon us. So it was that timely recently, at the end of August, 520 people from across our industry took a moment out for professional development and networking at this year’s Bragato conference. Source, The New Zealand Winegrower.

Zero emissions winery possible in 15 years
Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres Snr has said that wineries must aim to be carbon neutral and that he is looking at ways to re-use carbon dioxide from fermentation as part of a project that involves investing more than 10% of company profits annually. Source, Decanter.

The brains behind the bottle
Do you know your maker? Chances are not. While it’s easy to pick up a bottle of wine, interacting with winemakers is another experience. Here are a few movers and shakers that are doing new things in the South African wine scene. Source, Citizen.

How to ship wine interstate
Recently, The New York Times published an article with implications for anyone who likes to buy wine online. Titled “Wines Are No Longer Free to Travel Across State Lines,” the piece detailed the intricacies of interstate wine shipping. Its conclusion? Consumers from all but 14 states can no longer legally ship wine across state lines. Source, VinePair.

How bad is France's wine shortage?
A recent study showed that wine production in 2017 was "historically low" in France as a direct result of extreme weather conditions. But what does this actually mean for consumers, wine growers and the future of the French wine industry? Source, The Local.

WA Dominates Trophies at ASWS
More than 80 people from the wine industry attended the Gala Presentation Dinner of the 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show on 25th October, for the announcement of trophy winners and to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s small wine producers. Source, Winetitles.

The grandfather of Gruner
When's the best time to wear lederhosen and dirndl in The Outback? 'Always', says Larry Jacobs. He's co-owner of Hahndorf Hill Winery of Adelaide Hills and known as Australia's 'Grandfather of Grüner' for his pioneering work planting Austrian aromatic variety Grüner Veltliner in Australia. Source, Jancis Robinson.

Your sparkling season party planner
We embrace our wines with a parochial enthusiasm. So when it comes to the party season, now in full swing with the annual tsunami of pre-Christmas events, why all of a sudden is it so much about the French and their Champagne. Source, The Source.

Dutschke seek land purchase in Barossa
An unsealed road reserve at Lyndoch could be merged with a neighbouring winery, should The Barossa Council agree to the sale of land. If successful, the reserve will connect winery land and an allotment at 218 Pimpala Road, owned by Brenda Dutschke. Source, The Barossa Herald.

Griffith mafia don Tony Sergi dies
Tony Sergi, the country mafia godfather who was instrumental in sanctioning the murder of anti-drugs crusader Don Mackay four decades ago, has died without ever being charged. Mr Sergi, a prominent winery proprietor known as "the don of dons", died on Sunday in hospital on his 82nd birthday. Source, The ABC.

The grandfather of Gruner
When's the best time to wear lederhosen and dirndl in The Outback? 'Always', says Larry Jacobs. He's co-owner of Hahndorf Hill Winery of Adelaide Hills and known as Australia's 'Grandfather of Grüner' for his pioneering work planting Austrian aromatic variety Grüner Veltliner in Australia. Source, Jancis Robinson.

London Wine Competition pre-registration now open
A wine competition with a different concept. Register before Nov 15.

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