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News posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

South Australian wine industry wins as Accolade Wines invests $40m
South Australia's Riverland region will benefit from a $40 million investment by one of Australia's largest wine companies. Accolade Wines will spend between $35 million and $40 million setting up a new glass bottling plant and warehouse facilities at its existing winery in Berri.

Yalumba installs largest solar system at an Australian winery
Today, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, Yalumba Wine Company, together with AGL Energy Limited (AGL), celebrate a milestone in the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system installation at an Australian winery. The 1.4 MW Solar PV System, one of the largest commercial solar system installations in South Australia, will consist of 5,384 panels, installed across three Barossa locations: Yalumba Angaston winery, Oxford Landing Winery and the Yalumba Nursery.

Queensland winery Sirromet wins big at international wine awards
QUEENSLAND winery Sirromet has taken home a large haul of awards from recent international wine shows. The Mount Cotton winemaker has won over international critics at both the Austrian Wine Challenge in Vienna and China Wines and Spirit Awards, bringing home 14 gold, silver and bronze awards. The awards included a double gold for its 2014 Signature Collection Merlot and its 2016 Vineyard Selection Verdelho at the China Wines and Spirit Awards, as well as a gold medal at the Austrian Wine Challenge for its 2014 Sirromet Le Sauvage Pinot Noir.

Wine show showcases Blackwood Valley and small Boutique wines
THE 14th annual Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Show will showcase the premium wines being produced by smaller wineries and growers both locally and from across the state. The show continues to grow each year and develop its reputation as the only show in WA specifically catering for boutique wineries from across the state who crush less than 250 tonnes of fruit per year.

Winemaker recognised with prestigious science award
A PROMINENT South Australian winemaker has been recognised as a leader in science for his contributions to oenology. The Royal Institution of Australia today awarded Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago a prestigious Bragg Membership for his contributions to the science of winemaking. The award is named after the South Australian scientists Sir William Henry Bragg and Sir William Lawrence Bragg, a father and son team who won the Nobel Prize in 1915 for establishing X-ray crystallography, a scientific technique still widely used today.

Pinot Noir NZ 2017 Almost Sold Out
It’s just four months until the kick-off of one of New Zealand’s most significant wine events - Pinot Noir NZ 2017. The celebration, which attracts over 500 of the world’s greatest wine minds and palates, has nearly sold out. The event which takes over the Wellington waterfront from 31st January to the 2nd February next year has fast become one of the best Pinot Noir events on the planet. This celebration happens just once every four years, and brings together the wines, people and places that benchmark New Zealand Pinot Noir; there will be 117 wineries bringing over 600 wines to 500 visionaries, industry leaders, influencers and lovers of this variety.

John Saker: Meeting of the minds creates great regional win
Good things happen when like-minded people gather, share ideas and passion, and often try to outdo each other. Such groups are sometimes called "schools". With enough momentum they can become movements. The collection of painters that congregated in Paris in the 1920s, a group that included Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Modigliani, and Mondrian, come to mind. At home, think of that cabal of 1970s Olympic medal-winning middle distance runners – Walker, Quax, and Dixon.

Berger: Light and other wine-packaging issues
Wine is a fragile product that’s susceptible to all sorts of problems, most of which can ruin the enjoyment that wine makers intend. Most of the bottles we buy look fine. Only in a few cases are there indications that the bottle has had problems.

Joseph S. Steinberg Purchases 3,954 Shares of Crimson Wine Group Ltd (CWGL) Stock
Crimson Wine Group Ltd (NASDAQ:CWGL) Director Joseph S. Steinberg bought 3,954 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $8.78 per share, for a total transaction of $34,716.12.

10 Cases launches drop wine delivery app
Covent Garden wine bistro The 10 Cases has launched a dedicated seven-days-a-week online wine delivery service across London, co-owner Will Palmer has announced. The Drop wine delivery app is being launched by the team behind The 10 Cases in Convent Garden The wine delivery service, called Drop, will operate every day from 12pm-12am, offering 150+ wines at shop prices. A Drop app is due to launch on October 24. Delivery options can be immediate (guaranteed within the hour) for a cost of £3, in hourly slots for £1, or within a window of three hours for free, Palmer told db.

There’s more to California wine than Napa
By his own reckoning, Sideways author Rex Pickett estimates that his creation gave a tenfold cash infusion and populist appeal to wine appreciation, which was previously considered an elitist pursuit in American culture. Although California is world-renowned for its winemaking region to the north, the Napa Valley, there are now more than a 100 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, located some 130 miles north of Los Angeles.

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