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News posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Chinese wine firm buys 484ha of Australian vineyards
Australia's wine industry has attracted more Chinese investment after Wei Long Grape Wine Co said it had agreed to buy hundreds of hectares of vineyards for 13 million Australian dollars.

CHAMP seeking $600m for Accolade Wines float
CHAMP Private Equity is aiming to raise $600 million from public market investors when it returns the nation’s second-largest wine company, Accolade Wines, to the Australian stock exchange next year.

South Australia stands proud in Great Wine Capitals Global Network competition
A SIX pack of South Australian wine tourism businesses has been chosen to represent the state at a prestigious international competition between the great wine capitals of the world.

Vin de Champagne Award winners
Champagne Bureau, Australia has announced two winners in the 42nd biennial Vin de Champagne Awards at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel. This award is one of Australia’s most coveted accolades honouring Australia’s valued relationship with France’s Champagne region.

Versatile, fruity and complex: The best shiraz and syrah wines
Syrah is the term used in Europe and for New World wines tilting at a more elegant, classic style, while shiraz is used in Australia and for richer, riper bottles – but there’s no hard and fast rule.

New hub for wine exporters built at Port Nelson
Port Nelson is spending millions of dollars to stay competitive in a rapidly changing shipping industry.

Diversity of New Zealand wine rewarded at international competition
Results released today by one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions are a testament to the rising quality and diversity of New Zealand wines.

Late Sunshine Rescues Champagne Harvest
Everything that could go wrong did in Champagne's most difficult harvest in almost 60 years.

The Trump vs. Clinton Wine Debate: The Results Are In
In preparation for tonight’s presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the team at Robb Report recently gathered for a debate of their own. Pitting Trump Winery’s 2015 Chardonnay against Clinton Vineyard’s Victory White 2015 Seyval Blanc in a blind tasting, we attempted to determine which side of the political spectrum is producing the finer wine.

China’s Quest For Better Wine Is Literally Out of This World
China’s Tiangong-2 space station, successfully shot into orbit 11 days ago is billed as a “brand new space laboratory and with a payload of experiments, including a spiffy new atomic clock, that’s an appropriate label.

Historic Winemaking Regions
Some of the oldest vineyards in the world are from Israel, Georgia and Turkey. Take a look at some wines you may have missed from these historic regions.

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