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News posted on Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Constellation's Canada wine sale may point to Accolade exit
The New York-based alcoholic beverages giant Constellation Brands is preparing to sell its $US1 billion ($1.31 billion) Canadian wine business to concentrate more on premium wines, raising questions about how long it may hold its stake in Australia's Accolade Wines.

Wine show grows
THIS year’s Australian Altern­ative Varieties Wine Show has attracted a record-breaking number of 774 entries submitted by 219 exhib­itors from 62 wine ­regions across Australia and New Zealand.

King Valley winery crowned National Building Design of the Year
A family-owned and operated winery nestled in the King Valley of Victoria’s majestic High Country has been judged the National Building Design of the Year at the 2016 National Building Design Awards.

The amazing moment a man goes wakeboarding in a flooded vineyard in South Australia
From power cuts to tornadoes, South Australians have been battered by the weather over the last week.

Tassie wines are simply sparkling
GOING back just 40 years, wine enthusiasts would have been hard-pressed to find Tasmanian sparkling on local restaurant wine menus.

Family of Twelve pays tribute to “visionary” chairman
A fraternity of twelve of New Zealand’s top wineries has said farewell to its first chairman.

Student Helps Judge Wine Competition
As 2015’s Hawke’s Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards “Young Vintner”, Lucas was invited to be an associate judge for this year’s regional awards. Chairman of judges Warren Gibson sees that as setting a likely precedent for future awards.

Direct-ship wine gets test case in Pennsylvania
Here’s a scenario: You were on vacation in France or Italy and found this quaint little winery that has been in the same family for generations and produces some tasty varieties, so you plan to order some of the wines directly from them when you get home. Forget it.

Tsinandali: The first bottled Georgian wine brought back to life
The European winemaking technologies were introduced in Georgia in the 19-th century at Alexander Chavchavadze's Tsinandali Estate, in Kakheti region. Alexander Chavchavadze (1786 - 1846) was Georgian nobleman, notable poet and military figure of 19-th century.

Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavour
Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air — the annual wine harvest is underway.

UC Davis survey shows millennials becoming strong force in growth of wine industry
The wine industry is thrilled to find younger consumers, between the ages of 21 and 35, drink more wine than previous generations. The Speak wine label offers selections with colorful, catchy names. They are aimed at younger wine drinkers who aren't as attracted to the traditional wine varieties.

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