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News posted on Wednesday, 6 December 2017

#V18 pre-vintage biosecurity tips
Tip#2: Trucking winegrapes interstate for processing from your vineyard? Contact your state biosecurity department to understand legislative requirements. #Vinehealth www.vinehealth.com.au

Free WET rebate webinar
After overwhelming demand for Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate Seminars in capital cities and major wine regions, the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has organised a free webinar for industry to go over changes to the legislation. Source, Winetitles.

Penley Estate opens new cellar door
The drive from Adelaide to Coonawarra winery Penley Estate’s cellar door has just been shortened by three hours with the opening of a stunning new Penley Estate cellar door outpost on McLaren Vale’s main street. Source, The Source SA.

SA winery makes export award finals
On December 5, Australian regional exporters that have excelled in building international trade relations and growth were recognised at the 55th Australian Export Awards ceremony. The awards covered both the agriculture and viticulture sectors. Source, Winetitles.

Men embracing Rose style wines
A wine judge at the Royal Hobart Wine Show says the rise of Rose style wines is mirrored in the number of entries in that class this year. At last year's Show there were only 7 entries for Rose wines, this year that has jumped to around 70 entries for the style of wine. Source, The ABC.

Newtown gets a natural wine bottle shop
P&V Merchants is the inner west’s newest booze emporium – a space that’s part bottle shop, part community incubator and a whole lot of fun. We know that because it’s the latest project by some of Sydney’s more innovative food and drinks specialists, including journalist, presenter and White Russian-loving Mike Bennie (Rootstock) and Lou Dowling of Mary’s. Source, Broadsheet.

How Aldi makes its dirt cheap wine go viral
It was the $8 bottle of rosé that captured the internet’s fickle heart. But how did Aldi become a purveyor of culture and taste, and why are media outlets and wine aficionados so obsessed? What makes any wine reach this level of popularity? Source, VinePair.

Champagne bubble acoustics link to wine quality
The classic sparkling wine that has rung in countless new years with a bang may have more to its bubbles. Champagne is notable for its iconic cork popping, but the bubble acoustics also play a key role in determining how expensive that bottle should be. Source, Science Daily.

Making Brits love boxed wine
Ask the average Brit what they think of boxed wine, and there’s a good chance they’ll look at you as if you’ve asked them to lick the floor. When In Rome, which is available in Harvey Nichols and Waitrose, is hoping to capture the hearts and taste buds of British consumers who were put off by “cheap” Australian boxed wine in the 1980s. Source, Marketing Week.

Researchers working on sulfite-free wine
Researchers from the University of Kansas School of Engineering are hoping to stop people with intolerances from being restricted to buying and consuming certain wines. They are working on developing a low-cost, easy-to-use device that attaches to the bottle and can filter up to 99% of sulfites from any wine as it is being poured. Source, Food Processing.

Wine Marlborough advocacy manager talks shop
Vance Kerslake was appointed to the new position of advocacy manager at Wine Marlborough in August. Since moving here with his family three years ago, Vance has been strait-hopping to do contract work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the State Services Commission in Wellington. He sat down with reporter Anan Zaki to discuss his new role. Source, Stuff.

Farming with a glass of wine at hand
John Ashworth's face breaks into a grin as he poses for a photo with wife Jo in grape vines on their Takapau farm. John's a former All Black and a farmer with a taste for Pinot Noir. The story of family, the farm, rugby and wine is all part of the Ashworth tourism story. Source, Stuff.

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