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News posted on Thursday, 18 June 2009

Queensland wine foregone at Noosa festival
Writer for e-vine Martin Field questioned in its June 2009 edition, released this week, as to where the Queensland wine was at last month’s Noosa Food and Wine Festival.

VINA works to increase phylloxera awareness
The Vine Industry Nursery Association (VINA) has responded to an article by Philip White (Lobbying puts old vines at risk) written for The Independent Weekly and referenced on Daily Wine News on 9 June 2009.

Champion of wine industry collaboration appointed to key university role
Former head of the Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture, Professor Jim Hardie, has been appointed as the Director of the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) at Wagga Wagga.

A taste of France in the heart of Coonawarra
Rymill Coonawarra is offering 40 people the opportunity to savour the differences between the wines of the Old World and the New in July.

Advantage: Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand Pinot Rosé will be served at the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championship.

Cumulus wines positioned for growth
NSW based, estate wine producer Cumulus Wines announced late last week the appointment of two new senior executives with Steven Barbera joining as chief executive and Adrian Lockhart as general manager of operations.

O-I’s Lean + Green™ range branches out
O-I’s new Lean + Green™ lightweight wine bottle range will be extended following strong market response to its introduction.

‘What’s going on’ conference to be held next week
Winegrape growers in the Murray Valley region of Victoria and New South Wales will have the opportunity to hear the latest information on the major issues confronting them and their industry when Murray Valley Winegrowers’ presents its annual ‘What’s going on…?’ conference in Mildura next Thursday, 25 June.

Calling wineries from throughout Australia to exhibit at the Sumptuous Hyatt Wine Trail
Showcase your winery at The Sumptuous Hyatt Wine Trail, the grand public tasting event for Hyatt Wine Week 2009.

Unsung hero of the Adelaide Hills takes gold in London
The 2008 Tomich Hill Riesling has been awarded a gold medal at London’s 2009 International Wine Challenge, the world’s largest and most prestigious wine competition.

Record $515m for primary industries
The NSW Government will invest a record $515m in the State’s valuable primary industries sector, supporting the jobs of more than 98,000 people directly employed in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and mineral resources.

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