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News posted on Friday, 30 September 2016

Growers approve new Order
Winegrape growers in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill regions have voted decisively in favour of another four-year term for the Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Order. This is the statutory provision that underpins the collection of levies by the Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Committee (IDC).

Prestigious max schubert trophy goes west for second year in a row
After a week of swirling and spitting the results of the 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show are finally in – and while Adelaide can still safely lay claim to being the Wine Capital of Australia with South Australian producers dominating the trophy tally, it was a Western Australian wine that took home the gold.

The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) announces the winners of its environmental awards for 2016
The South Australian Wine Industry Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards on the theme of Leadership.

Canberra International Riesling Week – has Riesling on everyone’s lips.
The 17th Canberra International Riesling Challenge with 509 Rieslings from 243 wineries and eight countries will be assembled in Canberra on 10 October for a week of tasting, judging, Master classes, Seminars and the biggest consumer tasting of Rieslings in Australia.

'I've put my bottles of wine up so we'll be alright': SA's residents resilient in face of floods
South Australian residents are finding ways to stay positive as floodwaters inundate low-lying regions.

New Zealand wine industry to benefit from $6 million in Government research funding
$6 million has been secured to fund the research and development of a new tool to assist New Zealand’s wine industry with better grape yield forecasting. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce recently announced that the initiative will be funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 2016 Endeavour Fund.

Giesen Wines Awarded World’s Best Pinot Noir
Giesen Wines has been awarded the Champion Pinot Noir Trophy at the highly respected 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), in the UK.

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds
A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study.

Wine makes you feel fine: One glass 'helps boost your mood like an anti-depressant'
Scientists found that alcohol affects the same chemical pathways in the brain as fast-acting anti-depressants, with the effects lasting 24 hours.

Wine for the Ages, Without Artifice
Stanislao Radikon died of cancer a few weeks ago, on Sept. 11. He was just 62, and though most casual wine consumers may never have heard of him, his wines epitomized a level of beauty and truth sought by wine lovers every time they open a bottle.

Bello Family Vineyards Rutherford estate possibly sold (or not) at bankruptcy auction.
The Napa Valley estate property in Rutherford, managed to make it through a shaky bankruptcy auction in August, but has found itself plagued by rancorous legal maneuvering that resulted from Nancy Bello’s personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.

New Direct to Customer Research
Wine Business Solutions’ 2016 Direct to Customer Benchmarking research is now underway. Simply click this link to take the survey.

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