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News posted on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Industry must take a lead on Brexit, WSTA urges
The wine industry needs to act now rather than waiting for Brexit, the WSTA has told members on the day of its annual conference.

The wine world mourns the loss of a visionary, Stanko Radikon
Stanko Radikon of Radikon Wines in Friuli, north-east Italy, has passed away. The winemaker was a trailblazer for the natural wine movement who inspired a new generation of winemakers in Friuli, Australia and beyond.

Five candidates standing in AWRI Board election
An election is currently in progress for the vacant position on the AWRI Board of Directors in the small producer category (less than 2,000 tonnes). The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be between seven and eleven directors on the AWRI Board. Six of those directors are nominated and elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes Levy (levy payers), divided into three categories divided by the size of production.

Five candidates standing in AWRI Board election
An election is currently in progress for the vacant position on the AWRI Board of Directors in the small producer category (less than 2,000 tonnes). The AWRI’s Constitution provides that there will be between seven and eleven directors on the AWRI Board. Six of those directors are nominated and elected by organisations that pay the Wine Grapes Levy (levy payers), divided into three categories divided by the size of production.

Sparkling future for Seppelt vineyards at Great Western
ONE of the oldest cellar doors in Australia is celebrating its 150-year history, the 50th anniversary release of its St Peters Grampians Shiraz and the fact it did not close this year.

Wine served with conviction - a new brand takes on an old story
Australians know their history well – and whether they like it or not, the continent’s earliest immigrants were often young British men sent ‘down under’ in shackles to serve out convictions in the country’s extensive penal colonies. There were 19 Crimes that could land one on a ship to Australia.

Napa, Bordeaux, Marlborough? NZ wineries in big push for visitors
One winery is seeking inspiration from the man who landscaped Hobbiton, at least three are opening new or refurbished tasting rooms and another is renovating a restaurant. It's all part of a plan to lure tourists to New Zealand's premier wine region.

Chardonnay, the marmite of wine
Chardonnay seldom sets the wine lover’s heart into overdrive. More often, it sparks ‘been there, done that’ thoughts. The swinging ‘like it/loathe it’ pendulum has often meant that Chardonnay has been consigned to the spectrum of wine being avoided if you’re trying to impress a dinner date or a legion of wedding guests.

Rod Phillips: Don't take Sangria's name in vain
I was walking past a private wine store recently and noticed a big sign for “SANGRIA.” Clearly someone doesn’t know that sangria is a protected name, and can be used like that only for wine-based drinks made in Spain or Portugal. Then I searched for sangria on the LCBO website and found sangria from Spain, alright, but also “sangrias” from California, Australia, and Canada.

The trendy wines of 2016: natural, orange, new wave Aussie, English sparkling, and more
Drinkers are branching out to try Greek, eastern European and Turkish vintages, while premium rosé continues its ascent and North Americans experiment with red blends

Georgia’s wins 7 medals at top Japanese wine contest
The unique taste of Georgian wine is making an impression in Japan, where this week a local wine producer won seven medals at a prestigious wine competition. Georgia’s Badagoni wine company was honoured with gold, silver and bronze medals at the 19th Japan Wine Challenge, an event regarded as one of the most prestigious wine competitions in Asia.

Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade Will Choose LeBron James Over His Wife
Wade was talking to the magazine about a new wine business that he started with Pahlmeyer Winery. He teamed up with the wine producer to come up with his own Cabernet vintage. He chose 2012, the year he won the NBA championship with the Miami Heat.


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