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News posted on Thursday, 29 June 2017

Biosecurity Tips
Tip#5: Thinking of importing propagation material from interstate? Be aware that some states do not allow entry of potted vines. www.vinehealth.com.au #Vinehealth

Can Kiwis taste difference between wines?
"Do you think you can you taste the difference between a $7.99 bottle of wine and a $25 bottle? Most people would say yes - but what happens if you were drinking from plastic cups, and you didn't know which was which?" Source, Stuff.

Top 2015 Gravels reds selection picked
The 2015 vintage of Gimblett Gravels red wines has received top marks by international Master of Wine Andrew Caillard and for the gravels' winegrowers association chairman Gordon Russell it has achieved the trifecta. Source, New Zealand Herald.

The ups and downs of zinfandel
Once the pride of Italian immigrants who found California's hot regions had ideal growing conditions, zinfandel struggled to gain footing in a market that idolized noble French varieties like cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Source, The Capital Gazette.

The wine route you should know about
"When you think ‘wine route’, Stellensbosch is probably one of the first places that comes to mind. And that’s fair enough, considering that the historical town is comfortably surrounded by some of the most famous wine farms in the country." Source, The Independent Online.

Global movers and shakers in B.C.
"When I think about the thousands of wineries I’ve visited around the globe I am always amazed how open and honest winery folks are, and how generous they can be with sharing information. The very best often say there are no secrets in wine, and after all these years I have come to think that philosophy usually leads to success." Source, The Vancouver Sun.

Wine Spirit Wholesale America convention profits
Savvy WSWA fiscal management turned a tidy profit on the 2015 annual convention. That annual gathering covered 29 percent of the WSWA’s overall expenses while costing just over 22 percent of expenditures. Source, Wine Industry Insight.

Jane Caro addresses gender gap in drinks
Jane Caro addressed the drinks association Network Breakfast yesterday with an inspiring speech on ‘diversity in action’. Caro is an acclaimed social commentator, journalist, author, broadcaster and more. Source, Drinks Central.

Best cellar door experiences
Qantas travel insider has published a list of what it deems the best cellar door experiences in Australia. The list includes a pick from each winemaking state. Source, Qantas.

Farm production forecast to drop
The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to drop in 2017/18, but will remain higher than the five-year average, according to the latest data from Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. Source, Farming Ahead.

Three grenache wines - Philip White
"This baby’s right up that alley: oozing intense bergamot and stewed quince and clove aromas, among other tempting lovelies. All those alcohols don’t seem to bother it, instead helping smooth and harmonise the bouquet, perhaps at the risk of losing some of the variety’s cherries-and-roses typicity." Source, InDaily.

Calling Australian Nero d’Avola producers
The Wine & Viticulture Journal is inviting Australian producers of varietal Nero d’Avola to take part in its forthcoming tasting of the wines.

Calling Australian Nero d’Avola producers
The Wine & Viticulture Journal is inviting Australian producers of varietal Nero d’Avola to take part in its forthcoming tasting of the wines.

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