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News posted on Friday, 16 January 2009

Are you paying your distributors too much?
Through benchmarking your distribution margins, A & P investment and profit levels, you’ll not only achieve better understanding of your competitiveness, you’ll also gain a substantial “bargaining chip” with distributors.

Quick stats update from CellarDoorMETRICS®
Wine tourism regions - weekly rankings by average visitor spend and visitor numbers.

Nick James-Martin joins d’Arenberg as winemaker and brand ambassador
McLaren Vale family owned winery, d’Arenberg, has appointed Sumptuous TV presenter, Sumptuous magazine writer and former director of Oenodev Australia, Nick James-Martin, as winemaker and brand ambassador.

Canberra Riesling chosen for London
The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (Wine Australia) have chosen Helm Premium Riesling 2008 to showcase with Australia’s top wines in London on Australia Day.

Friday Forum - Have your say: is biodynamic grapegrowing simply pseudoscience, or is it a recipe for quality wine?
Grape and wine producers around Australia are accepting the musings of the ‘father’ of biodynamics, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1952) as folklore.

Margaret River Festival gives away a free 'Sea of Wine'!
Need boost to kick start 2009? How about entering a competition through the Margaret River Wine Region Festival this year presented by Channel 9 and WIN Television giving away of a cellar of premium Margaret River wine worth over $10,000 to change your fortunes?

New South Wales Wine Week, March 1-7 2009
NSW Wine Week is back – bigger and better than ever before.

Fertiliser Senate inquiry continues
The Federal Government’s Senate inquiry into pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertiliser market is continuing, following the committee’s release of an interim report on 2 December 2008.

New Names for New Fortified Wine Era
What would you call the Australian fortified wine styles of Sherry and Tokay if you had to replace their names?



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