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News posted on Monday, 3 July 2017

Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show
The judging panel has been announced for the 2017 Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show held in late August. The panel includes former Australian Financial Review writer, Tim White. Source, Winetitles.

McLaren Vale vineyard sells for $10 million
A 252-acre vineyard located in McLaren Vale’s ‘dress circle’ has sold for $10 million. The vineyard comprises three separate vineyards which were sold as a single transaction. Source, Winetitles.

Australia's screwcap revolution
"Skilfully popping a cork from a bottle of wine in one deft movement is a party trick only a select few can pull off nowadays. And it's probably because, in Australia, we're out of practice." Source, The Sydney Morning Herald.

How this Australian is changing world wine
Australian/English/French man Richard Serisier pioneered a business venture in specially engineered corks. Serisier now has another objective: to change the merit of a French wine appellation. Source, Forbes.

Trade agreement launched with Latin America
A free trade agreement launched on Saturday 1 July 2017 provides the opportunity to lower tariff and trade barriers with Mexico - an emerging market with considerable potential for Australian wine exports. Source, Winetitles.

Bayer Auckland/Northern Young Vit 2017 announced
The Auckland/Northern region was added to the Young Viticulturist of the Year competition last year and now in its second year the competition has grown already with seven contestants taking part. Congratulations to Tim Adams from Obsidian who became the Bayer Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year for the second year in a row on Friday 30 June at Goldie Estate. Source, Winetitles.

Hawke's Bay among finest in top list
Craggy Range Lodge and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers were named among the top 5 'New Zealand Luxury Lodges' as part of Harrods magazine's June edition. Source, New Zealand Herald.

Would you drink wine in a can?
Twenty years or so ago, a lot of people were still deeply suspicious of wine in a bottle with a metal screw cap. Now most of us know better, recognizing the benefits of this sturdy and clean closure even on pricey wines. Source, Wine Lovers Page.

Moldova gets first wine airport
The residents of Moldova have shown their support for the country’s wine industry by voting to rename the capital’s airport, ‘Wines of Moldova Airport’. Source, Decanter.

A Spanish wine battle
How are you spending your Friday? If the answer isn’t “getting doused in gallons of red wine,” you’re not having as much fun as the residents of Haro, a picturesque town in Spain’s Rioja region. Source, Smithsonian Magazine.

Sacmi at Simei Drinktec
For the first time in its history, Simei, the international wine-making machine and bottling fair, is moving to Munich where it will take place from 11th to 15th September 2017, in parallel with Drinktec. Here are some examples of new machinery on display this year from Sacmi. Source, Winetitles.


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