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News posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Thistle Hill takes out coveted white wine trophy
Thistle Hill Vineyard has cemented its place as one of Australia’s leading wine producers with a trophy in the open Chardonnay class in the Mudgee Wine and Grape Growers Association (MWGGA) annual wine show, held last Saturday night.

Sirromet’s cat is out of the bag
He’s the cat’s whiskers, the purrfect wine connoisseur and a pussy with a passion for Sirromet wines. Meet ‘Sir Romet’, Sirromet’s new consumer-driven answer to wine snobs and those who take life too seriously.

Bendigo Winegrowers Association celebrates 30 years
The 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Bendigo Winegrowers Association will be held tomorrow, Thursday 18 September, 2008.

Bollinger releases new cuvee
A new cuvee from Bollinger is always an event and a story that is long in the making.

GDot to help small growers save water, time and money
An affordable and easy to use soil moisture measurement device will help small growers and irrigators save water, time and money.

Wine and grape research to receive US$2m
Thanks in large to the efforts of the American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) and other public and private sector funding sources, more than US$2m is headed for projects ranging from sustainable control of vine mealybug to metabolic profiling of grape and wine aromas, plus 56 other research projects.

PD/GWSS Board cuts assessment rate for 2008
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board voted to set the annual wine industry assessment rate at US$1/$1000 of winegrape purchase value for the 2008 harvest.

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