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News posted on Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Defending Red Winemaker of the Year continues winning streak
Following on from last year’s success at the International Wine Challenge - when crowned International Red Winemaker of the Year - Wirra Wirra has once again reinforced its red wine credentials, being awarded the McLaren Vale Red Trophy for the 2006 RSW Shiraz at this year’s event.

Tony Leon is leaving the building
It’s common talk in the wine game that Dan Murphy’s - the biggest wine discounter in the land - slashes and burns its way to the top, even giving away its margins at times to prove a point. And the point, of course, is that no-one beats Dan’s on price.

South Africa beckons Aus suppliers
The South African wine industry has asserted itself as a strong global player in the New World market. The South African wine industry is eagerly embracing technology and innovative equipment to help match its global competitors, a point which should be of interest to Australian wine industry suppliers.

Help create a snapshot of trends in pruning techniques
There is still time available for readers of Australian Viticulture to return the pruning survey, distributed by email last Thursday.

Silvan expands in Melbourne
Silvan Australia will move its head office to South Dandenong, Victoria in July this year, along with Selecta and Silvan H2O.

US wine exports reach US$951m in 2007
United States wine exports, 95% from California, reached a record high of US$951m in 2007, an 8.6% jump from the previous year. Volume shipments in 2007 increased 12% from 2006 to reach 453m litres.

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