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News posted on Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Wine File software system recently upgraded
Recent Wine File software system upgraded with increased traceability and auditing capabilities.

Industry split over value of biodynamics
On Friday 16 January, Daily Wine News published a Friday Forum, asking readers to debate whether the practice of biodynamic winegrape growing was pseudoscience, or a recipe for wine quality, in the context of a column relating to the former by Californian vigneron John Hilliard. To view the original Friday Forum, visit http://www.winebiz.com.au/dwn/details.asp?ID=2326. In today’s edition, we share some of the responses received. There’s still time to have your say by emailing lauren@winetitles.com.au before close of business Friday 23 January.

PM John Key to Speak at Pinot Celebration Grand Dinner
Press Release from Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 19 January 2009

International Wine Challenge Announces 2009 Call For Entries
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) – the world’s most prestigious and influential independent wine competition - is calling for entries to the 2009 challenge, which recognises the most outstanding wines of the world.

Orange’s shining beacon
Two new wines have recently joined Dindima’s ‘Group of Stars’.

Granite Belt Winery Visitor Spending Ranks in National Top Three
When it comes to how much visitors spend at the winery cellar door, Queensland’s Granite Belt comes home with the bronze medal.

Organic offers a safe alternative to toxic endosulfan
Protestors concerned over Australia’s decision to continue using the broad-spectrum farm chemical – endosulfan, can find a safe alternative in certified organic food says Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA).

Coal Valley produces stars of Tasmanian Wine Show
Riesling joins Pinot Noir on the premium quality stage.

South Coast Wine Show 2009
Over 140 entries have been received for the 2009 South Coast Wine Show judging. The South Coast Wine Zone includes the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven Coast Wine Regions.

Sydney Wine Academy to deliver specialist course in spirits in 2009
In an Australian first, TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute’s Sydney Wine Academy will deliver the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) Level 2 Professional Spirits Certificate, an essential qualification for those interested in spirits and liqueurs in 2009.

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