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News posted on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Young Gun of Wine registrations open for 2018
Registrations are now open for the 12th annual Young Gun of Wine, designed to find, celebrate and showcase Australia’s young and emerging winemakers. Source, Winetitles.

Thinking about distilling?
On the 3-5th of August, the Asia Pacific Whiskies and Spirits conference will be adding a seminar topic with interest to the wine industry. ‘Distilling for Wineries’ will be presented by Jurgen Deibel – a world renowned spirits expert. The event presents a great opportunity for winemakers and winery owners to meet with and learn about a new frontier – winery distilleries. Source, Winetitles.

It's time for Touriga
"Right, let’s get this straight from the outset — Touriga Nacional is neither a cycling race nor an all-terrain vehicle: it is, by general acclaim, the premier red grape of Portugal. And (probably) without you knowing it, it has been growing in several Australian wine regions for quite a while." Source, The Adelaide Review.

Coravin screwcap launches in Aus
The Coravin wine system screwcap adaptation has just launched in Australia with a series of demonstration afternoons. The system uses an adapted replacement cap alongside its existing system to extend Coravin's use to stelvin closures.

English wine producers record turnover
On the rise and no longer laughing, stocks of English wine have enjoyed a record year. Independent English wine producers have defied ridicule to register £132m in turnover from 2015-2016, an all-time high, according to new research by online business finance supermarket Funding Options. Source, The Independent.

Rare brick that makes wine on display in Canada
A grape brick was a solid chunk of dehydrated grape juice and pulp costing a couple of bucks that would be dissolved into a gallon of water. Its box carried very dire warnings not to leave it too long in water because it could cause fermentation and create — gasp! — wine. This was problematic as it was sold in the late years of Prohibition. Source, The Daily Bulletin.

The French paradox turned out to be an illusion
Everybody loved the French paradox. It was a term coined in 1980 by French scientists in their paper on heart disease and fat intake. It refers to the fact that, despite consuming a diet high in saturated fat and wine, French people have relatively low levels of coronary heart disease, especially when compared with people in Britain. Source, The Conversation.

Wine and weed: a California dream or nightmare?
In the epicurean world, Northern California is famous for two intoxicants — wine and weed. With recreational marijuana about to be legal in the Golden State, some cannabis entrepreneurs are looking to the wine industry as a model. Source, National Public Radio.

New Zealand school of winegrowing launches
A school for high school students to learn the ins and outs of winemaking and viticulture will start next year after funding was found to get the project off the ground. Marlborough Boys' College and Marlborough Girls' College have been working together for the past two years to develop the 'New Zealand School of Winegrowing'. Source, Stuff.

Squawking Magpie winery
There was plenty for the Squawking Magpie winemaking crew to crow about this week after their 2013 SQM Cabernet took the highest of honours against some of the finest 'cabs' in the world at one the United States' major wine competitions. Source, The New Zealand Herald.

Tassie wine wins London trophies
At London’s 34th International Wine Challenge — widely recognised as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition — three international trophies were awarded to Tasmania. The challenge uses blind assessments of every wine, judging for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Source, Brand Tasmania.

Biosecurity Tips
Tip#8: Check machinery and equipment (including small hand tools and technical equipment) to ensure it’s cleaned of all soil and plant material before it’s used on your vineyard. Ensure it complies with state quarantine regulations for cleaning and sterilisation and is accompanied by required documentation. www.vinehealth.com.au #Vinehealth

Coravin screwcap launches in Aus
The Coravin wine system screwcap adaptation has just launched in Australia with a series of demonstration afternoons. The system uses an adapted replacement cap alongside its existing system to extend Coravin's use to stelvin closures.

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