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News posted on Monday, 24 April 2017

WFA responds to anti-drinking campaign
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) is again frustrated that calls supporting graphic health advertising about alcohol consumption are based on selective quoting of publicly unavailable ‘research’. Source, Press Release.

New Marketing Coordinator for WCA
Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has appointed Maria Calabrese as its new marketing coordinator as of last month. Source, Press Release.

Auldstone Cellars surprising sale
A large number of people turned up for the auction of Auldstone Cellars in Glenrowan on Friday, only to be turned away at the gate. Source, The Wangaratta Chronicle.

Central Otago farmers fight for water
Alarm is growing in the farms and orchards in the country's driest region as irrigation rights granted during the Otago Gold Rush expire, and new environmentally sustainable allocations loom. Source, Radio NZ.

Jackson Estate mix old and new
They call it collision architecture, a boutique winery in Marlborough wrapped around an 1850s-style settler's hut conceived by the art director of The Hobbit trilogy. Source, Stuff.co.nz.

What makes or breaks your wine
It only takes a few minutes of reading anything about wine for soil to come into play. Whether it’s a long feature on Germany’s Mosel region, or the shelf-talker at Bevmo, experts, sommeliers, and marketers love throwing in tidbits about the ground that makes their wares extra special. Source, Vinepair.

Bordeaux vintage to push up prices
The Bordeaux 2016 vintage is shaping up to be potentially the best for at least six years, comparable in structure and richness with the landmark 2009 and 2010 wines and in some respects surpassing them. But what does this mean for trade? Source, European Supermarket Magazine.

South Africa on a quest for quality
"We need to get better prices for our wine," says Edo Heyns, Vinpro's communications chief. "South African brands are often viewed as value for money only. That needs to shift for quality, image and branding." Source, Daily Mail.

Brainerd winery license denied
While the owners of a winery south of Brainerd are planning a grand opening next month, they're also contending with the state's denial of a required license. Source, Brainerd Dispatch.

Educating Canada's future winemakers
In Niagara, both Brock University and Niagara College welcome aspiring winemakers each year to show them the light, and guide them to the wonders of winemaking in an industry, somewhat shrouded in cool and exciting mystery, to what lies ahead. Source, St Catharines Standard.

Barossa Wine Chapters Auction success
Highlights from the auction included the sale of a six-litre Imperial bottle of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2010 which made $54,000. Source, The Barossa Herald.

Win a trip to Simei Drinktec 2017
Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine are offering their Australian subscribers an opportunity to win flights to Munich and 4 nights accommodation to attend Simei Drinktec 2017. The event features the latest innovation in winemaking and bottling machinery.





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