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News posted on Monday, 26 June 2017

WET improvements introduced to parliament
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia welcomed a bright new era for the Australian wine industry. This is following the introduction of legislative amendments that will effectively remove market distortions and directly support the wine industry and its communities. Source, Winetitles.

McLaren Vale does Shiraz differently
The winemaking community of McLaren Vale is viewed as one of the most progressive in the country for its contemporary styles crafted out of traditional and alternative varieties.Its keynote red variety, shiraz, has undergone a significant evolution along the way. Source, Adelaide Now.

Five minutes with Balnaves of Coonawarra
For Kirsty Balnaves, director of the family winery just outside Penola, july, the "Cellar Dwellers month" represents an ideal time to swot up on winemaker favourites from the last few decades and discover the ageing potential of Coonwarra’s lesser known white wines. Source, James Halliday's Wine Companion.

Stanley winery gets an upgrade
New equipment introduced by Accolade Wines’ Mourquong winery in New South Wales has produced a quality 2017 vintage. A three-year, $7 million upgrade and expansion of Accolade Wines’ Stanley Winery has just been completed. Source, Sunraysia Daily.

Tassie wine has "Edge"
Tasmania has once again proven its status as the most-sought after flavour of the nation’s hipster set. Derwent Valley winemaker Peter Dredge has taken out the People’s Choice Award at the Young Gun of Wine Awards, a national award for the “young at heart” who are willing to experiment with their wines. Source, The Mercury.

Food & Wine Magazine moves to the South
Some people have a picture in their heads of the glamorous life of big food magazines. They're all based in sparkling offices in Manhattan, where stylists and testers toil in gleaming kitchens to perfect recipes for readers. Well, set that vision aside. Food & Wine is moving to Birmingham, Alabama. Source, Forbes.

Château Montrose Owners Buy Clos Rougeard
Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owners of Bordeaux second-growth Château Montrose in St.-Estèphe, have acquired the fabled Loire Valley domaine Clos Rougeard. The deal was closed June 22, but the purchase price has not been disclosed. Source, Wine Spectator.

China hot topic for Vinexpo
Bordeaux: With a middle-class increasingly thirsty for reds, whites and Italian bubbly, China is the hot ticket for wine traders looking for opportunities at this year's Vinexpo industry extravaganza. Source, Economic Times Retail.

Label-out Wine Storage
STACT Wine Displays Inc. a global leader in premium wine storage solutions began taking orders today for L-type Series 2, the first significant breakthrough in 'label out' wine storage since the concept was first pioneered in Austria, over a generation ago. Source, PR Newswire.

Our People: Wine maker Brent Park
An interview with winemaker Brent Park, of Volcanic Hills in Rotorua. "What I didn't understand when we came here was Rotorua's a tourism place, not a business place, it took a lot of learning to slot into the tourism industry." Source, The New Zealand Herald.

John Sacker on Wet Jacket Wines
"It's usual for a wine's back story to be based around a strong connection to a place. Wet Jacket Wines does that, though with a difference. You won't find any vines in Fiordland's Wet Jacket Arm. What you will find is an achingly beautiful spot." Source, Stuff.

WET improvements introduced to parliament
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia welcomed a bright new era for the Australian wine industry. This is following the introduction of legislative amendments that will effectively remove market distortions and directly support the wine industry and its communities. Source, Winetitles.

Food & Wine Magazine moves to the south

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