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News posted on Tuesday, 18 November 2008

New chief executive for WA wine industry
David Ellement has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Wine Industry Association of Western Australia, the state’s peak representative body for wine grape growers, wine producers and wine distributors.

Wine & Vine Workshops- the last chance to top up on vineyard management advice
Post-harvest irrigation, salinity and vine physiology will be the key topics presented free of charge at the second round of Water & Vine workshops to be held at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre on Friday December 5.

First ‘node’ for the AWRI established in Tasmania
On Monday, 17 November 2008, Dr Bob Dambergs, Senior Research Scientist with the AWRI, commenced research work in Tasmania as part of the AWRI’s first ‘node’, based at the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research.

Xabregas collects Gold at Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Award winning Great Southern wine Xabregas has collected five medals, including two gold, at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2008.

Quick stats update from CellarDoorMETRICS®
The top three wine tourism regions this week were Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania and Limestone Coast. The highest average spend per visitor was AU$43.73, at cellar doors in the Mornington Peninsula. Those in Tasmania and Limestone Coast each achieved AU$39.69 and AU$39.19 respectively.

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