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News posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2008

New Zealand Cabernet Merlot blends to take on the world
World interest in Cabernet and Merlot wine varieties is such that New Zealand grapegrowers and winemakers who produce those wines have huge opportunities to make a big impression internationally.

Australia’s ideal harvest size
Industry members are continuing to respond to the Daily Wine News Friday Forum published on 10 October, containing Paul Clancy’s comments on the over-supply of Australian-grown winegrapes. Today, Brian Simpson, chief executive of the Wine Grapes Marketing Board has his say.

Scorpion assay detects spoilage microbial organisms
South Australian wine technical consultants Provisor Pty Ltd and Advanced Analytical Australia Pty Ltd are teaming up to deliver a new DNA-based spoilage evaluation service to the wine industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Nugan named entrepreneur of the year
Michelle Nugan, CEO of the Nugan Group, has been named the Eastern Region (commonly known as NSW & ACT) 2008 Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year - products category.

Australia’s & New Zealand’s top 10 young winemakers come to Sydney
On Saturday 1 November, the 10 most exciting young winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will showcase their flagship wines in a battle for three of the wine industry’s most prized awards.

The Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations does it again
Coonawarra was the place to be this past weekend. More than 40 cellar door events comprised of everything from special dinners to master classes, private vineyard tours to brunches, and everything in between.

G&W October issue – now out!
In the newly released October issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker the first of a number of drought case studies has been published, beginning this issue with Anthony Scholz in the Barossa.

Wine Industry Journal September/October issue out now!
The Wine Industry Journal is proud to present its readers with the industry’s world-first technical paper from the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) about its scientists’ achievement of sequencing the wine yeast genome.

A treble of trophies for Peter Lehmann’s Riesling in Canberra
The Peter Lehmann 2003 ‘Wigan’ Eden Valley Riesling was named the ‘Best Riesling from Australia & NZ’ at the 2008 Canberra International Riesling Challenge last Friday evening, winning three trophies in the process, and also had two Rieslings named in the Top 10 Australian wines of the Challenge.

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