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News posted on Monday, 4 September 2017

Simplicity is key in marketing NZ wine
When wine writer Jamie Goode spoke at the Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference in Marlborough, his message was emphatic.“You will maintain an edge in international markets by sticking to a simple clear marketing message going forward in the same way as you have done in the past with Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. It’s consistent, reliable and there are no nasty surprises." Source, New Zealand Winegrower

Pet Nat and skin contact
Some winemakers are reviving old techniques, which introduce new textures and tastes, as well as opening up possibilities for food compatibility. This explosion in diversity comes down to a new generation of wine drinkers who are more curious, better educated and more discerning about value than ever before. Source, The Guardian.

Scaling up to stay small
"Welcome to the Moselland Cooperative, a gargantuan operation in Germany’s southwestern Mosel Valley. It’s a Costco-sized building that reads more factory than mold-covered stone cellar, but it’s more than just a case for modern convenience," writes Laura Burgess for Vinepair.

China drives Spanish wine exports
Spain’s wine exports in the first half of the year have reached a record high to €1.3207 billion, up by 6% over the same period, driven by strong demand from China. China has climbed up the ranking to become Spain’s fifth largest wine market. Source, The Drinks Business.

'Blue wine' sets sight on the US
It won’t appeal to traditionalists and it’s unlikely to ever be classed as fine wine, but the Spanish ‘blue wine’, which launched in Europe in 2015, has initially been earmarked for launch in Florida, Massachusetts and Texas, according to Aritz López, co-founder of its creator, Gïk. Source, Decanter.

Orora Glass finishes $42m upgrade
Global packaging giant Orora has completed a $42 million expansion of its Gawler glass bottle facility, taking on 26 additional employees. Its Gawler facility now employs 343 staff producing glass bottles for the Australian and New Zealand beverage industries. Source, The Advertiser.

Cromwell’s new walking wine trail
The Cromwell-based 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail is a new way to navigate around four of Central Otago’s premium wine tasting rooms capturing some great scenery along the way. The initiative for the trail was prompted by the increase in the number of tasting rooms that have opened nearby and the rise in tourism across the region. Source, Winetitles

Patience and care produce results
“This is an old part of the Hunter wine region,” said vigneron, David Hook. “Some of the old materials for Busby’s home at Kirkton are still there, but the vineyard was pulled out around the 1950s and since then the place has been overrun with couch grass.” Source, The Herald.

$9 wine wins at Perth Royal Wine Show
Another wine show, another example that Western Australia not only does it better, but cheaper. WA wine producers won 21 of 29 trophies on offer at Perth's Royal Wine Show on August 31. Source, WA Today.

Faber Vineyard are a winning team
John Griffiths and Jane Micallef have had a 20-year love affair with the Swan Valley. In 1997 they borrowed to establish their Faber Vineyard in the Valley. It’s been hard work for the husband and wife team, but through their journey they have grown to love the culture of the wine growing region and have contributed to the evolution that has seen it become a highly regarded wine region. Source, Community News.

Halliday Grenache Challenge for McLaren Vale
On October 15, McLaren Vale in South Australia will play host to the James Halliday Grenache Challenge. Coordinated in conjunction with the 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show, Grenache samples are sought from producers Australia-wide with entries officially opening Monday, August 21 and closing on Friday, September 15. Source, Winetitles.

Controlling weeds without compromising vine safety
Managing the impact of weeds is an essential part of enabling any vineyard to reach its full potential. The limited systemic action of Basta® makes it the best ‘in season’ choice for controlling weeds around vines.

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2018 Riverland grapes wanted
South Australian Wine Group is purchasing grapes for bulk wine market on behalf of its export customers.

Cottontail wines up for auction
A rare opportunity to buy a fully operating winery, restaurant and function centre will come up on September 22 with the auction of the Wagga Wagga district winery, Cottontail Wines. The 40 hectare property is set among picturesque Riverina farming land, 15 kilometres north-east of the regional city. Source, North Queensland Register.

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