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News posted on Friday, 26 February 2010
New Zealand producers target reduced vintage
The 2010 New Zealand grape harvest, which has just commenced in northern regions, is expected to be slightly smaller than the 2009 vintage, according to New Zealand Winegrowers’ annual pre-vintage survey.
Olive product diversification on the increase
Data compiled from Ryan Publication’s listing process of the 2010 Australian & New Zealand Olive Industry Directory reveals that there has been a 16% increase in Australian olive cosmetic production since 2009.
Irrigators to attend forum
Berri irrigator Tim Smythe is in Canberra this week to discuss the Riverland region’s farming outlook at the Voices of the Future forum.
Market share loss is the basic problem: Smart
In an article in the recently released January/February issue of The Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, Dr Richard Smart questioned if over-supply of winegrapes is the real issue facing the industry at present.
Geelong winegrowers slam new liquor licensing laws
The Geelong Wine Growers Association (GWA) has slammed the recently introduced State Liquor Licensing Laws that have seen some liquor licence fees increase in excess of 100%.