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News posted on Friday, 12 May 2017

Gill Gordon-Smith earns a prestigious title
Winemaker and educator, Gill Gordon-Smith of Fall From Grace, has earned a prestigious title at the Vinitaly International Academy. She is among two other women in Australia to have ever received the title. Source, Winetitles.

Treasury Wine Estates share price at all time high
The Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) share price rose to an all-time high of $12.98 this week, which means that the global wine company has seen its shares rise a massive 21% year-to-date. Investors appear to have been very impressed with its half-year results which revealed a stunning 132% increase in net profit after tax to $132 million. Source, The Motley Fool & Lenox Leger.

Taylors employs third party to increase BTL sales
Award-winning purchase journey specialists 31ST are toasting another addition to their client portfolio, with Taylors Wines partnering with the agency to drive its below-the-line (BTL) and shopper marketing strategy. Source, Bandt.

Bridestowe Ridge Vineyard wins Tassie's best
In between picking their second harvest and releasing their first in spring, Bridestowe Ridge Vineyard has been named Tasmania’s best small vineyard. The two hectare vineyard at Lilydale North won the award in the Roberts Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year competition. Source, The Examiner.

Late vintage for South Australia
Wine grape harvest at Coonawarra and McLaren Vale in South Australia is two or three weeks later than the long-term average, thanks to a cooler spring and late bud burst. Source, The Weekly Times.

Great wine season for Orange
The 2017 Vintage is all over bar the shouting and the last barrels of Cabernet are finishing their ferments. So, what was it like out there and what are the wine prospects for the region? First, the season... Source, Central Western Daily.

Will frost freeze the English wine boom?
The dead of a cold April night, and in vineyards across France and the southern counties of England, hundreds of bright fires are burning like beacons. The reason: Jack Frost, whose silent, icy fingers must not be allowed to grasp the tender new buds on which the year’s crop of grapes depends. Source, The Telegraph.

Hannah Tovey now head of London Wine Fair
Hannah Tovey, the founder of one of the UK’s biggest drinks shows – Imbibe Live – is to take over from Ross Carter as head of the London Wine Fair, after it was announced yesterday that he would be stepping down from the role. Source, The Drinks Business.

Wine country looks more like cannabis country
The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. Source, The Sacramento Bee.

Wineries find new ways to use grape waste
There are thousands of acres of wine grapes grown in California. After a harvest, tons of waste is left behind. Now, a growing number of wineries and companies are finding there is more to these grapes than just a good glass of wine. Source, ABC 7 News.

New Zealand signs Trans Pacific Partnership
New Zealand Winegrowers warmly welcomes the government’s announcement of the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Source, Winetitles.

Ohinemuri Estate winery is changing owners
The Karangahake winery estate Ohinemuri Estate is changing hands. After 28 years of hard work, Horst and Wendy Hillerich have decided to move on to new challenge and have sold the local estate. Source, The Country.

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