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News posted on Monday, 18 September 2017

Penfolds x Nat Geo digital series
Penfolds has partnered with National Geographic to create a digital series ‘A Story in Every Bottle’ to document stories behind rare wines from around the world. The series will include 14 stories, viewable on the Penfolds website as well as selected digital channels. Source, Winetitles.

Howard Park named best Aussie sparkling
Australian producer Howard Park was celebrating last night after picking up a coveted trophy at the Awards Dinner of the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017. In front of a gathering at Vintner’s Hall, Howard Park Wines NV Jeté Brut Blanc was named best Australian sparkling wine. Source, Winetitles.

First crop at NZ School of Winegrowing
The first crop of students have signed up to the NZ School of Winegrowing, which had its official launch in Blenheim last week. The school, the first of its kind in New Zealand, was set up by Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girls' colleges with assistance from the wine industry. Source, Stuff

It's time to celebrate an unsung region
"Our cooler climate, especially the nights, make the skins of our Cabernet thick, almost crunchy, with incredible colour and tannins. My ideal Cabernet is perfumed with lifted violets, intense, pure and elegant with long, fine-grain tannins that almost polish your tongue," writes Sue Bell, for The Source.

Apple cold store reborn as cellar door
A disused 1920s apple cold store reborn as a cosy cellar door tasting room has its opening party next Saturday thanks to grants pouring new life into winery ventures across the state of South Australia. Ochre Nation at Gumeracha offers wines under its Unico Zelo label as well as the co-operative Harvest label, plus its own gin and whisky which use native ingredients under the Applewood label. Source, The Source.

Aus Vintage Ldt. releases crown seal range
Australian Vintage Ltd is shaking up the wine category with the launch of Off The Grid, a new range of wines in 500ml crown-sealed bottles. The brand features two wines from emerging varieties Tempranillo and Montepulciano, which are dubbed ‘Temp’ and ‘Monte’ on the front label. Source, Drinks Central.

Drinking 'good' wine from cans & boxes
With the new trend in wine drinking taking shape, no bottle opener is needed. Nowadays, more wine is being packaged with a pull-top instead of a cork. According to Nielsen sales data, the canned wine category has taken in $32 million in sales year-over-year in August. All of which raises the question: Why? Source, CNBC.

Chateau Changyu, Xi'an
"The wines were a work in progress and, as they delicately added, “not yet pleasant”. But everything has changed. Wineries like Grace, Changyu and now Great Wall have begun to carve out segments of the growing Chinese wine culture," writes Lawrence Osborne for The Guardian.

Alcohol levels in Bordeaux wines
It's up to Bordeaux winemakers to curb alcohol in their wines and global warming should not be an excuse for allowing levels to rise too high, argues John Salvi MW, drawing on the historical perspective of alcohol in Bordeaux wine. Source, Decanter.

What makes Te Mata's Coleraine 1998 a wine legend?
Although NZ is best known for its cool-climate wines, it has been recognised for some time that Hawke’s Bay is particularly well suited to weightier reds, such as Bordeaux-style blends and Syrah. The development of the Gimblett Gravels zone put these wines on the map, but the Buck family at Te Mata had started to focus on such styles years before that. Source, Decanter

Noble Rot owners announce new import company
Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, co-founders of cult food and wine magazine and restaurant wine bar Noble Rot have revealed to Eater London that they will launch a new wine import company — called Keeling Andrew & Co. — in October. They plan to supply the “UK’s most exciting bars, restaurants and independent wine merchants.” Source, Eater.

Noble Rot owners announce new import company
Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, co-founders of cult food and wine magazine and restaurant wine bar Noble Rot have revealed to Eater London that they will launch a new wine import company — called Keeling Andrew & Co. — in October. They plan to supply the “UK’s most exciting bars, restaurants and independent wine merchants.” Source, Eater.

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