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News posted on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Australian Women in Wine Awards – 1 Week To Go for Entries
The Australian Women in Wine Awards are open for nominations and entries now until the 4th of October – just 1 week away. The Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) give recognition to and acknowledge the work of women employed in the Australian wine industry.

Seppeltsfield wins twice at ‘Great Wine Capitals’ Awards
Seppeltsfield estate has dominated South Australia’s inaugural entry into the Great Wine Capitals Awards, being recognised as the state’s premier wine destination for ‘Art & Culture’ and for achieving ‘Excellence in Wine Tourism Services’.

Outstanding short list of finalists for the inaugural Wine Industry Impact Awards
Finalists have been selected from an impressive list of entrants in the inaugural National Wine Industry Impact Awards.

Canberra winemakers welcome compromise on backpacker tax
Canberra winemakers have welcomed plans to water down a $500 million tax on backpacker workers after claiming it would devastate the local industry.

2016 Vin de Champagne Awards winners help boost Australian imports
Nicky Goodyer is committed to her cause, which just happens to be French champagne. "I only drink water, tea or champagne," says the Shoalhaven NSW florist, who won the amateur category of the 42nd biennial Vin de Champagne Awards at a black tie dinner at Sydney's Four Seasons hotel on Monday night.

Marlborough displaces Central Otago for best Pinot Noir in world competition
Marlborough has tipped Central Otago from its pedestal as the source of the country’s best Pinot Noir wine.

Brexit not likely to hurt Bay - High Commissioner
For the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, the Honourable Jonathan Sinclair, the only dark clouds which were likely to emerge in Hawke's Bay in the wake of his Brexit-focused meeting with the region's business leaders yesterday were in the sky.

Global Wine Market to Witness Growth Through 2020 Owing to New Product Launches: Technavio
Technavio analysts forecast the global wine market to reach a global consumption of more than 30 billion liters by 2020, according to their latest report.

Aldi aims £2.99 ‘craft wine’ range at millennial market
Coming in stylishly designed 50cl brown glass bottles, the wine range are expected to hit shelves in November with the intention of looking as different from traditional wine bottles as they possibly can, according to the The Telegraph.

Vintners see millennials opt for premium wines
Millennials, whose baby boomer parents were the first generation of U.S. premium wine drinkers, are consuming more and higher-value wines, driven by a thirst for quality, new experiences and information-sharing, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by UC Davis.

Treasury Wine Estates to double US earnings, according to BAML’s David Errington
Bank of America Merrill Lynch expects Treasury Wine Estates to more than double US earnings to $289 million in 2019, helping to power the company to a profit of $489m in the year, up from $218m last year.

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