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News posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Trevor Wicks Memorial
Trevor Wicks made a significant contribution as a plant pathologist to Australian primary industries across a career spanning more than 40 years. Trevor made an enormous contribution to the Australian wine and viticulture industry across several decades, through development and evaluation of many new fungicides and fungicide application programs that revolutionised the viticulture industry.

WET consultation hits major wine states
The Turnbull Government is holding meetings with representatives from state and regional wine associations and local winemakers as part of its consultation on the implementation of tightened eligibility criteria for the wine equalisation tax (WET) rebate.

Can this ASX wine firm do a Treasury Wines in China?
The ASX-listed owner of the McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe wine brands has secured two important distribution deals in China as it strives to emulate the success of the much-larger Treasury Wine Estates, which is delivering riches for its own shareholders.

Campbell Mattinson's The Wine Hunter gets gong at the Louis Roederer Writers' Awards
Former Halliday magazine editor Campbell Mattinson was awarded the Chairman's Award at the prestigious Louis Roederer Wine Writers' Awards in London last week for the limited edition run of his book, The Wine Hunter: The Life Story of Australia's First Great Winemaker.

The story of award-winning winemaker Sarah Crowe
We get the inside scoop on Winemaker of the Year Sarah Crowe. Here, the talented winemaker reveals how she's taken the Yarra Valley by storm, boldly taking the reins of its iconic Yarra Yering winery.

New US on-premise research
Wine Business Solutions has just released Wine On-Premise USA 2016, the first ever research into the independently owned On-Trade in the US. More than 36,000 listings from licensed On-Premise venues were collected at random across all states of the US.

Marlborough man shows his age well
This week I’ve been drinking something old, something new and something orange. Well, oldish, newish and orange-ish.

It’s wise to train cellar door staff
It won’t be long before cellar doors are humming once again. Holiday makers, tourists and locals alike are keener than ever to get up close and personal with the store front of a wine label.

Nearly R10‚000 paid for a litre of red wine
The top red wine fetched an unsurpassed R9‚777 per litre at the Nederburg Auction at the weekend - paid for 1976 Zonnebloem Shiraz‚ totalling R22‚000 for three 750ml bottles.

What to Drink Now: Riesling
I don’t think any wine tastes more like the soils it is grown in than Riesling. A bold statement, as many wines in many parts of the world, truly taste like their terroir, but after sipping through dozens of options from one side of the world to the other, I feel rather confident with the statement. And, what an experience tasting through all of them was.

Conman targeted wine collections for vintage lifestyle
A fraudster who claimed to be a fine wine broker has been jailed for cheating pensioners out of their vintage collections and spending the proceeds on gambling, cocaine and luxury cars.

Trump's D.C. hotel will offer wine by the spoon
Donald Trump seemingly makes headlines daily for his presidential campaign strategy, but it was a detail about his forthcoming D.C. hotel's bar that caught my attention this afternoon.

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