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News posted on Friday, 2 June 2017

Six awards for Stanton and Killeen
Wendy Killeen, CEO of Stanton and Killeen, returned to Australia last week after showcasing her company’s fortified wines at the annual London Wine Trade Fair which saw plenty of success for the brand. Source, Winetitles.

Food companies looking to mimic wine laws
A fight nearly broke out in Parliament today over mandarins. On one side was Labour Party MP Damien O'Connor, saying that shoppers were being lied to about where their fruit came from. Some MPs suggested that New Zealand could adopt a rule from the wine industry, which says that 85 per cent of a wine must match the area, vintage, and variety on the label. Source, New Zealand Herald.

Central Otago pleased with labelling laws
"From next month, new legislation allowing winemakers to register the geographical origin of their product will come into force and it will be a significant boost for the Central Otago industry," said Waitaki MP and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. Source, Voxy.

Beer, cider and RTD sales slip, wine grows
Total domestic beverage alcohol consumption fell less than 1 per cent in 2016. Liquid consumption of beer, cider and mixed drinks was down last year in the U.S., and lower-priced brands faced a tougher time with consumers, according to a new report. Source, CNBC.

Cape Town gets wine of origin district
South African wine is on track to attract greater international attention after a ‘ground-breaking’ move by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. A Wine of Origin District named after Cape Town, has been approved and those in the know think it’ll elevate the profile of South African wine. Source, Imbibe.

What does it cost to buy a Bordeaux chateau?
Fancy your chances as the next owner of a classified growth, or would you rather build from the bottom in Fronsac? Jane Anson has the latest vineyard prices across Bordeaux appellations. Source, Decanter.

Average price of wine reaches record high
Wine lovers are suffering a Brexit-related hangover as the price of the average bottle has soared since the referendum to hit an all-time high of £5.56. Prices have risen more in the first three months of the year than in the past two years, according to the drinks industry, which is warning of more increases ahead. Source, The Guardian.

Support for alcohol advertising bill withdrawn
Just a day after the plan was revealed in The Advertiser, Consumer and Business Affairs Minister John Rau has confirmed the Government will abandon a change to liquor licensing laws which could have banned alcohol advertising, sponsorship or “other practices” promoting liquor and its consumption. Source, Adelaide Now.

Spending up for speciality producers
Spending on beer, wine and spirits recorded the strongest monthly increase in almost six years, and spending at specialised food retailers – like butchers, seafood and fruit and vegetable outlets – recorded the biggest gain in over three years. Source, Sydney Morning Herald.

Takeaway alcohol controls set to stay
Funding is being set aside in the upcoming Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley budget to pay for the proposed continuation of a system installed at bottle shops to enforce liquor restrictions. Currently, two cartons a day of full-strength beer, a bottle of spirits or six bottles of wine can be purchased by an individual from Monday to Saturday. Source, The West.

The unfortunate loss of Philip Proud
Philip Proud, a grapegrower in South Australia's Riverland wine region has passed away suddenly overnight. Proud had recently undergone treatment for cancer and despite being on a positive path to recovery, didn't wake up this morning. Source, Riverland Wine.

Support for alcohol advertising bill withdrawn
Just a day after the plan was revealed in The Advertiser, Consumer and Business Affairs Minister John Rau has confirmed the Government will abandon a change to liquor licensing laws which could have banned alcohol advertising, sponsorship or “other practices” promoting liquor and its consumption. Source, Adelaide Now.

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