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News posted on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

#V18 pre-vintage biosecurity tips
Tip#4: Employing any workers from overseas this vintage? Make biosecurity a priority conversation before they arrive. #Vinehealth www.vinehealth.com.au

$1m export grant guidelines released
The Australian Government has released the guidelines for the $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package Wine Export Grants, prior to applications opening on 2 January 2018. The grant program has $1 million of funding for small and medium wine businesses to claim reimbursement for specific export promotion expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018. Source, Winetitles.

Cask wine's days are numbered
The head of the country’s largest liquor retailer has warned the classic silver pillow is doing it tough, as Aussies increasingly shift to drinking “less but better”. BWS chief executive Guy Brent said the cask wine category had been declining by around 5 per cent annually. “Cask wine as a category is declining,” he said. Source, News.

Hunter Valley icon, Max Drayton, dies
The Hunter Valley has lost a wine industry icon with the death of Max Drayton on Saturday, aged 86. The Drayton family confirmed the loss of the family patriarch with a short social media statement on Sunday. Source, The Maitland Mercury.

Moffatdale wins big in Asia
Moffatdale Ridge winery has proven itself on the world stage, taking five medals at the Wine Luxe International Awards 2017. The winery took home a bronze medal in the sweet wine category for their 2014 Late Harvest Red, 2014 Late Harvest White and Roasted Macadamia Liqueur. Source, The South Burnett Times.

Mike Bennie's top 10 summer drinks
Wine, beer, umeshu, spirits – here’s what you should be drinking this season, according to wine writer, reviewer and P&V Wine and Liquor Merchants co-owner Mike Bennie. Bennie is co-owner of P & V Wine and Liquor Merchants, and a self-confessed White Russian fan. Source, Broadsheet.

Suffering from success
The New Zealand wine industry has continued to show solid financial metrics in 2017, with growth in tourism and exports. However, The 2017 Wine Industry Benchmarking and Insights survey report, entitled Ripening Opportunities, has shown that the country has not been utilising its popularity as well as it could be when it comes to international visitors. Source, Winetitles.

Slimline wine bottle design
Santiago Navarro, co-founder of Garçon Wines alongside Joe Revell, shares the start-up’s fascinating journey of developing its ground breaking flat wine bottle with Packaging Europe’s Libby White. He explains how the solution has been propelled to international fame, and hints at grand ambitions to become the ‘Tetra Pak of wine’. Source, Packaging Europe.

Vivino announces premium delivery service
Vivino, an online wine marketplace powered by 27 million customers, has just announced the launch of its new premium wine delivery service. Vivino Premium will give customers unlimited free delivery on more than 32,000 varieties of wine for an annual fee of £32. Source, The Drinks Business.

The bourbon barrel-aged wine gimmick
While natural and minimalist winemaking may get a lot of buzz, another trend is taking over American wine shops, liquor stores, and grocery shelves. Bourbon barrel-aged wine has boomed since its introduction in 2014. Source, VinePair.

JD extends ultra-premium wine delivery
JD.com, China’s second biggest e-commerce company, is upping its game in a bid to capture the attention of China’s wealthy online shoppers by extending its Downton Abbey-like, white-gloved delivery service to high-end wine purchases on its website. Source, The Drinks Business.

It's a hard rock life
A Marlborough wine company believes it is the first in New Zealand to use granite wine tanks, a fitting tribute to the stonemason heritage of its founding family. The three-tonne tanks at Giesen Wines might not hold anywhere close to some of their stainless steel counterparts, but they do offer something a little different. Source, Stuff.

Wine industry failing to make most of tourism
New Zealand's wine industry should be doing more to cater for the growing number of wine tourists visiting the country, a new survey reveals. The 2017 annual wine industry benchmarking and insights survey, titled Ripening Opportunities, showed while "much has already been done by the viticulture sector to ride the tourism wave", there was scope for even more. Source, Stuff.

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