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News posted on Wednesday, 5 October 2016

$50m is something well worth whining about
Consultation continues on the implementation of the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate. Changes to the rebate are expected to raise $300 million in revenue for the Federal Government over the next four years and detail on tightening up eligibility and the timing of implementation have been much discussed.

Chinese companies emerge as suitors for Acolade Wines
China Resources and the Kweichow Moutai Company have emerged as suitors for Accolade Wines, the CHAMP Private Equity business that is earmarked for a $1 billion-plus sale or Australian share market listing.

New wine processing facility proposed for Red Cliffs near Mildura
A NEW wine processing facility with the ability to store 73 million litres of wine has been proposed for the Murray Valley, Australia’s second largest wine grape production zone.

Steve Pannell’s proudest accomplishment in wine; Koomilya
After thirty-seven vintages around the world, Steve Pannell has had plenty of time to ponder: Why do I love wine? Why do I love making wine? What is it exactly that makes a great wine?

Winery Executive of the Year 2016: Michael Clarke
Food industry exec leads huge turn around at treasury wine Estates.

Jackson Family Wines purchases another Oregon winery
Jackson Family Wines is continuing its push into Oregon, announcing a deal Monday to acquire WillaKenzie Estate, a Willamette Valley producer of single-vineyard pinot noir and pinot gris.

WineWorks opens Auckland 'sweet spot'
Hawke's Bay-based bottler WineWorks recently celebrated its billionth bottle and on Friday opens its multimillion-dollar Auckland bottling plant.

Brexit Could Be Making British Wine Industry Stronger Than Ever
In the months following the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, the implications of Brexit on the country's laws and libations has been widely debated. Now, one heavy-hitter within Britain's wine industry says that Brexit might make a hugely positive impact on wine-makers and producers.

Napa Valley Vintners pledges $1 million to the CIA at Copia
The Napa Valley Vintners is pledging $1 million over 10 years to support The Culinary Institute of America’s new Copia campus in Napa.

How Naked Wines is targeting email marketing through customer data
Crowdsource funded online wine retailer shares the journey it's on to bring one-to-one engagement to customers communications

Wine labels need some explaining
Labels are baffling barriers to being comfortable with Old World wines. Take three of Italy's killer reds, quaffs that should be on every wine drinker's bucket list: Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello.

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