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News posted on Monday, 9 October 2017

Free retail market insights seminar
Wine Australia, IRI and Wine Intelligence will tag team to provide a comprehensive insight into the Australian retail wine market on Friday 20 October 2017, at the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide. Bookings are required to attend this free event as seats are limited. Source, Winetitles.

Marlborough wins big at New World Wine Awards
Wines from the Marlborough region were awarded the highest number of medals at this year's New World Wine Awards. The winning wines, announced on Monday, were judged at the 15th New World Wine Awards with Marlborough wines collectively winning 294 medals. Source, Stuff

Canberra Riesling challenge begins this week
One of the biggest international promotions of Riesling starts today, at the Albert Hall in Canberra. The 18th Canberra International Riesling Challenge during the week 9-14 October, will see the judging of 517 Rieslings from 225 wineries across seven countries. Source, Winetitles.

How a French fallacy is keeping wine affordable
Long dismissed as 'ordinaire', the wines of the southern French region of Languedoc are an underappreciated treat. "French people won't pay proper prices for Languedoc wines because the area used to have such a bad reputation." Source, WA Today.

France to see lowest yield in 60yrs
French winemakers are lamenting the smallest vintage in 60 years after spring frost damaged vines at Bordeaux chateaus like Angelus and Canon La Gaffeliere, while summer storms caused grape rot in Champagne. Source, Bloomberg.

Record high temperatures hurt California
In his family’s four decades of farming vineyards on Sonoma Mountain, Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery says he’s never experienced weather like this year. "The intensity and duration of our heat spikes was unprecedented. We’ve never seen anything like that before." Source, NBC News.

Arizona benefits from climate change
Some wine specialists foresee climate change eventually reducing the amount of wine produced. However, with every new harvesting season, winemakers find different ways to adapt to new weather challenges. Source, CV Bugle.

Central Otago to be promoted in China
Central Otago’s primary sector is to be promoted to Chinese local government leaders representing more than 100 million people. "The Chinese love quality fruit and are gaining a taste for wine, especially red wine," said Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan. Source, Otago Daily Times

Global sweet white wine market
The Report entitled Global Sweet White Wine Market 2017 analyses the crucial factors of the Sweet White Wine market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies adopted by Sweet White Wine market players and their growth scenario. Source, The News Columnist.

Orange wines are top drop in Sydney
The International Convention Centre has bought $200,000 worth of wine from 11 wine producers in the region in the first nine months since it opened at Darling Harbour. Orange wine has accounted for 27 per cent of all wine purchased for sale and service. Source, Central Western Daily.

Basin communities invited to comment on plan
A significant milestone for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been achieved with the release of the Plan’s draft Sustainable Diversion Limit adjustment determination for public consultation.The Murray Darling Basin Authority is inviting the public to comment on the draft determination report and submissions can be made through their website from 3 October to 3 November 2017. Source, Winetitles.

France to see lowest yield in 60yrs
French winemakers are lamenting the smallest vintage in 60 years after spring frost damaged vines at Bordeaux chateaus like Angelus and Canon La Gaffeliere, while summer storms caused grape rot in Champagne. Source, Bloomberg.

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