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News posted on Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Biosecurity tips
Tip#4: Using contractors? Are you playing your part and providing your contractors adequate cleaning facilities to ensure all machinery and equipment leaving your vineyard is clean of all soil and plant material? #Vinehealth www.vinehealth.com.au

Nominate a grower for a 2018 Biosecurity Award
Do you know someone who cares so much about good biosecurity practice that they practically deserve a medal? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australian Biosecurity Awards. For the first time, growers are eligible for nomination for on-farm excellence. Source, Winetitles.

International Riesling Challenge kicks off
Need a good Riesling to drink some Riesling? This week will see the launch of the 18th Canberra International Riesling Challenge. The challenge has attracted 512 entries from 223 wineries from across seven Riesling producing countries with a first time entrant from Hungary.

Jeff Grosset a figure for Australian Riesling
Since the late 1990s, Jeff Grosset has been both the dominant figure in producing Australia’s greatest Rieslings and also the key player in taking us to the international rather than the traditionally accepted idiosyncratically Australian style. Source, Eastern Reporter.

Sell wine with the right music
"Is this not a marketer or business owner’s dream? You want to sell more French wine in your liquor store. What do you do? You play French music while customers are browsing and instantly, sales of French wine shoot up. It’s not as fantastical as you might think. " Source, Ad News.

Personal relationships key to wine business
Neil Hodgson, a wine writer at Nelson Mail tells a story of the interwoven relationship built around his personal and professional life. Hodgson highlights the importance of building strong personal connections with examples of how they build professional success.

Accolade CEO appointed Invivo director
Invivo has announced the appointment of Paul Schaafsma, former CEO of Accolade Wines, to its board as an independent director. Under Paul’s leadership, the fifth largest wine company in the world exceeded AUD$1billion in revenue with a team of 1700 employees. Source, Voxy.

First Sussex wine for UK
A white blend from Rathfinny Estate in Alfriston is the first ‘Sussex’ wine to be approved under the new Sussex Protected Designation of Origin scheme. Rathfinny’s Cradle Valley 2016, a blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris is the first official ‘Sussex’ wine, having passed an independent analytical test and approval from a tasting panel. Source, The Drinks Business.

Can India love wine?
India guzzles more whisky than any country in the world. Demand for Scotch whisky alone grew by 41% by volume there last year, according to the Scotch Whisky Association. But wine ... well, Indians haven't really acquired a taste for it yet. Sonal Holland is determined to change that. Source, CNN.

English wine makes up half UK govt cellar
The UK government has defended its record on English wine by saying that it buys more homegrown wines for its hospitality events than from any other nation. Figures show that English wine accounted for 1,500 of the 3,052 bottles bought for the UK government’s hospitality cellar in the 2016/17 tax year. Source, Decanter.

Lesser known wine destinations
Wine tourism isn’t just expanding—it’s getting more creative in every corner of the globe, with more vine estates than ever wooing oenophiles with luxurious digs and experiences to indulge their grape-driven passions. Source, Bloomberg.

Vinomofo partners with Aus Post pre-Amazon
Australia Post is lifting its game ahead of Amazon’s arrival and removing one of the biggest annoyances with parcel delivery thanks to South Australia wine startup Vinomofo. The deal will see give Vinomofo customers the options of same day, and more importantly, customisable delivery for metro areas in the lead up to Christmas. Source, Business Insider.


Need a good Riesling to drink some Riesling? This week will see the launch of the 18th Canberra International Riesling Challenge. The challenge has attracted 512 entries from 223 wineries from across seven Riesling producing countries with a first time entrant from Hungary.

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