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News posted on Monday, 15 May 2017

Wine Grape Growers Summit comes to Barossa
The fourth annual SA Wine Grape Growers Summit, the flagship event for the Wine Grape Council of SA, will be held on Friday, July 28, in the Barossa, the first time the Summit has been held in a regional centre. Source, The KI Islander.

Murray Valley negotiate higher grape price
About 20 wine grape growers in the Murray Valley were able to increase the price a Sunraysia winery offered them for their fruit this vintage after appealing their initial offer under the industry’s voluntary code of conduct. Source, Sunraysia Daily.

Fine vines in South Burnett
Although Kingaroy and the South Burnett have long been known as the home of quality peanut products, a closer look quickly reveals a much more diverse feast for the traveller's taste buds.Source, The Daily Examiner.

Tony Love talks Kimbolton's Montepulciano
You couldn’t get a more Australian moment in a regional wine show than at last week’s Langhorne Creek awards lunch when hosts poured a sparkling red wine. Source, Adelaide Now.

Bordeaux 16 wines begin pricing
Bordeaux estates are starting to price their 2016 wines for release to the international trade at a higher level than the 2015 vintage, according to data from the London-based Liv-ex online wine exchange, reflecting the assessment of producers and critics that the vintage is potentially the best for at least six years. Source, Bloomberg.

A new style of sparkling out of India
It’s the third Indian sparkling wine to come out of Maharashtra’s Nashik region and it aims to alter the way you down the bubbly by moving away from flutes and drinking it in tumblers straight up, on the rocks or with a slice of fruit, preferably orange. Source, The Indian Express.

Wine Industry Directory released today
The latest annual Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory, released today, reveals positive signs of industry recovery despite wineries continuing to exit the industry. The 35th edition published by Winetitles Media shows a further decline in the number of Australian wineries. Source, Winetitles.

Destin Charity Wine Auction raises over $2.4m
The Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWA) returned to the spotlight on April 29 for its 12th annual event, raising money for 15 children's charities in northwest Florida. More than 600 people attended and a total of over $2.4 million in live-auction bids was raised. Source, Wine Spectator.

Hong Kong wine prices attract mainland residents
‘We see increasing numbers of mainland Chinese residents buying wine in Hong Kong to take advantage of the lower prices,’ says Guillaume Deglise, chief executive of Vinexpo. Source, South China Morning Post.

Mahana Estate closes for winter
The destination wine estate was visited by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the end of 2015, but this year all visitors, royal or otherwise, will have to wait until next spring before they can sample the estate's food and wine. Source, Stuff.

Kono NZ to strengthen bond with Japan
Kono NZ are pursuing a business delegation during Prime Minister Bill English's trade mission to Japan during the middle of May. The family owned Maori food and beverage producer are hoping to strengthen their relationships with Japan, who currently import their Tohu wine. Source, Winetitles.

Bad news for dealing with lees
A Wine Australia project just completed at the Australian Wine Research Institute has filled that knowledge gap, but was unable to find a way to avoid the process of moving juice or wine and cleaning a tank each time settled lees need to be removed. Source, Wine Australia.

Destin Charity Wine Auction raises over $2.4m
The Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWA) returned to the spotlight on April 29 for its 12th annual event, raising money for 15 children's charities in northwest Florida. More than 600 people attended and a total of over $2.4 million in live-auction bids was raised. Source, Wine Spectator.

Number of Australian wineries in decline
The latest annual Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory (WID) reveals an industry under increasing pressure and poised for a further downturn in the number of wine producers. Source, Winetitles.

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