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News posted on Friday, 23 September 2016

Steve Flamsteed is Australia’s winemaker of the year
Giant Steps’ STEVE FLAMSTEED wins the top gong at Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year proudly supported by Perpetual.

Cork-popping Vin de Champagne Award competition back in Sydney
It could be a florist from NSW, a manager at a Queensland clinic or maybe a marketing manager from Telstra. Next Monday, five amateur and six industry contestants fly to Sydney from across the country to vie to win the Vin de Champagne Award, a contest that could prove life changing for the winners.

Why Malcolm Turnbull must jettison backpacker tax: opinion
IT EMERGES like a gleaming mirage as you enter the sleepy township of Yenda, a jumble of silver wine tanks and shipping containers. Casella Wines is one of the Riverina’s – and the nation’s –most stunning business success stories.

NSW dominant as ICC Sydney launches wine collection
Australia’s International Convention Centre Sydney has launched a wine collection featuring 93 varieties, 80 per cent of which are from New South Wales wine producers.

The Home of St Hugo
Set in the heart of the Barossa Valley, St Hugo wines will open the doors of its new home on Friday 23rd September. For the first time, appreciators of fine wine and exclusive experiences can indulge in the elegant world of one of Australia's most distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon producers.

Marlborough bud burst signals start of growing season and 'roller coaster' to vintage
Vines around Marlborough are waking from their winter slumber, frost fans are starting up and wine companies are busy hiring their harvest teams. The "roller coaster" ride to next vintage has started, with the first bud burst taking place in chardonnay vines around the region.

Avery’s cellar auction includes 1875 Lafite
John Avery MW was known for importing wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and California during the 1960s and 1970s at a time when they were little-known.

China Sends Vines into Space
China has the world's largest market for wine, with sales of over a billion litres last year. In June, we reported that wine produced in the country is quickly improving in quality, and is now rivalling some imported vintages in taste tests.

Why are these wine producers aging their bottles under the sea?
In a time when more wines are available to consumers than ever before, not only are sommeliers constantly looking for new and interesting bottles, but winemakers themselves are looking for innovative, unique ways of making wine. When it comes to aging, producers are experimenting with types of oak, concrete vessel shapes, amphorae, solera systems, sur lie — the list goes on.

This start-up is using math to help you find your new favourite wine
Wisconsin might be known as the home of cheese and breweries, but one start up is also hoping to make it well-known for another beverage: wine. And they're planning to do it with simple math. In fact, their premise is to use an algorithm to pair people's taste buds with their ideal wine bottle match.

9 Wines From Far-Flung Corners of the World
Wines from Morocco, Greece, Brazil and South Africa are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.





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