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Top Adelaide Hills wines revealed

The trophy winners of the 2023 Adelaide Hills Wine Show were announced yesterday at a gala luncheon at Lot 100 in Nairne, revealing the top wines made in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. The intrinsic diversity of the Adelaide Hills was evident with fifteen different wines receiving trophies across the various categories.

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Barossa wins in Hong Kong at Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2024

Barossa winery Sorby Adams Wines collected a trophy, five double gold medals, five gold and one silver medal with its Gudilly range at the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards last week in Hong Kong. The Gudilly Shiraz Single Vineyard by Sorby Adams Wines received the trophy for Adelaide GI Wine of the Year 2024.

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Wine Industry IMPACT Awards reward resilience

The Wine Industry IMPACT Awards were presented on Tuesday evening, at a gala dinner held at Adelaide Oval. MC’d by Corrina Wright, winemaker and director of Oliver’s Taranga, the awards night recognised excellence in viticulture, winemaking, engineering and equipment, tourism, marketing, sustainability, digital and transport suppliers.

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Wine’s worst enemy: Carter combats ‘no safe limit’ claims

Felicity Carter, wine journalist and co-founder of Business of Drinks, gave an impassioned presentation at the Wine Industry Impact Conference yesterday, imploring wine producers to battle claims put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) last year that there is ‘no safe limit’ when it comes to alcohol consumption.

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Message on a bottle: showcasing the integral relationship between a wine and its label

Seventy years of creativity and innovation in South Australian wine label design will be showcased at The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre from next month. Message on a Bottle, presented by the University of South Australia’s Creative Unit and City of Mount Gambier, is an exposé of the integral relationships between label designers, grapegrowers, wine producers and sales marketers – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research.

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Young Gun: Zoë Downer

Bringing labels to the forefront Selling wine is an inherent part of the wine industry and while winegrape varieties and winemaking styles obviously play a

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Passito Uncorked – Dessert in a glass

Passito has roots in ancient traditions in Europe and, like many ancient traditions, is over-ripe for innovation in Australian winemaking. Journalist Harrison Davies looked at producers in Australia who are using new techniques to craft this ancient beverage.

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The tempting taste of Trousseau

Smallfry Wines is a partnership in business and life between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens. Viticulturists bitten by the winemaking bug, the couple acquired a farm in the Barossa Valley which contained an assortment of unidentified varieties including, as they would eventually learn, Trousseau.

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Winetitles Exclusive Videos

The Barossa Cellar

A one hectare vineyard in South Australia’s Barossa is now home to 2,000 vines from some of the regions most iconic vineyards. The vine cuttings selected originate from many of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world! The Barossa Cellar planted these cuttings in July 2020 in the hope of uniting the region, ensuring preservation of the vines and showcasing the potential of Barossa Shiraz.

Road to Recovery – Barrister’s Block Wines

Owner of Barrister’s Block Wines, Jan Siemelank-Allen, recalls the day that the Cudlee Creek bushfire destroyed her Adelaide Hills vineyard in late 2019. She outlines her losses and demonstrates the resilience needed to recover from the disaster.

AWITC Interview Series

Interviews from the first day of the Australian Wine Industry Technical Confrence with:

  • Carolyn Coon & Kristie Keyte from Treasury Wine Estates on TWEforShe
  • Tony Battaglene from Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated (Australian Grape & Wine, AGW)
  • Mick Keogh from the ACCC
  • Andreas Clark from Wine Australia

Sunraysia Region Interview Series

In April 2019, the Winetitles team headed to Sunraysia to gather some stories on the local grape and wine industry.


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