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Wine industry maintains export revenue growth

The latest annual Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory (WID) reveals global demand for Australian wine showing no signs of waning in 2019 with the value of exports continuing its upward trajectory of another 4% to $2.86 billion, coupled with a 10% increase in value per litre achieved at $3.58 per litre. Though exports […]

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International Wine Challenge Judging Postponed due to Coronavirus

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on everybody, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) will be postponing its April 2020 judging. The IWC will be moving the judging process to November 2020 and results will be published just before the Christmas trading period. All existing entries will be transferred automatically to the […]

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USA Trade Tasting 2020 Postponed

In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders the Executive Committee of Beverage Trade Network, Organizer of USA Trade Tasting show in New York has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 USA Trade Tasting to May 25-26, 2021. Over the last few days, it became clear that keeping […]

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London Wine, Beer and Spirits Competitions postponed over coronavirus

London Spirits Competition, London Wine Competition and London Beer Competition were set to happen from March 23 to March 26 and is now postponed to July 6 to 8, 2020. Beverage Trade Network, the organizer of the competitions said safety of our judges and our staff was top priority and it was best we delayed […]

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Maximise your yields with Phenolic Adjustment

VAF Memstar has the perfect solution to get your output volume back on track. Using our advanced membranes, selective to phenolic compounds, our proprietary adjustment process improves the colour and quality of pressings (making it more selective than using fining agents). This increase in quality allows for up to 70-80% to be graded and blended […]

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Treating smoke taint in wines with VAF Memstar

Sadly, grapegrowers and winemakers have yet again been dramatically affected by bushfires which have directly damaged vineyards and wineries. Even where the damage was not to their physical assets, the smoke which has lingered in so many of our growing regions has created great anxiety about the ultimate quality of crops. At VAF Memstar, our […]

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Allergen residue testing

Casein, skim milk and egg (whites and albumin) are commonly used fining agents in winemaking, but potentially leave traces in finished wine that could cause allergies in some sensitive people. Screening wine for allergen residues is critical if exporting to the European Union (EU) or to Canada through the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Unfiltered […]

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Controlling CO2 and O2 in wine

In the wine industry there are many applications that require the addition or removal of gases. The control of both carbon dioxide and oxygen is paramount in both the product and any make-up fluids to prevent spoilage or changes to the product. Whilst there are existing methods used to control the levels of both carbon […]

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Exporting wine made easy

Exporting wine overseas can seem very complicated, but AWRI Commercial Services makes the process as easy as possible. The highly experienced customer service team can advise on the analytical requirements for different countries and work through the paperwork needed for each specific export destination. Late harvest and botrytised wines can be exported with the VI1 […]

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Tri Base Blue

Now with a wider usage rate, Nufarm’s Tri-Base Blue will tick all your boxes. Extensive research by our research and development team has allowed us to register a new low rate of 125mL/100L reduces copper load and cost without compromising the superior control of downy mildew you expect from Tri-Base Blue.

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Tough on botrytis, soft on grapes: Botector

Tough on botrytis, yet soft on grapes, Botector is the no.1 biological fungicide choice for the protection of grapevines. With an application window suitable for use right up to harvest with no pre-harvest restrictions, organic certification and a novel mode of action, providing competitive exclusion of botrytis, Botector must be part of your plans for […]

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Minimising microbial spoilage risk during packaging

Wine packaging processes strongly influence the integrity of wine that reaches consumers. If microbial contamination occurs during packaging it can cause off-flavours and hazes/deposits, which negatively affect consumer perception. The worst cases of such problems can result in costly product recalls and brand damage. AWRI Commercial Services offers microbiological audits for wine packaging facilities to […]

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Introducing Lyza 5000 Wine: the evolution of wine analysis

Lyza 5000 Wine is Anton Paar’s novel solution for fast multi-parameter analysis in wine production, wine laboratories, and filling plants. Highest precision, a multitude of parameters, fast measurement times, and the user-friendly touchscreen interface are the essential components of the instrument that has been tailor-made for the wine industry. Do you want to speed up […]

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China Wine Competition early bird pricing ending soon

The China Wine Competition looks to recognise, reward, and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list – and then vitally, stay there – they need to be marketable and consumer […]

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International media expert returns home for impact conference

Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA) is pleased to announce Felicity Carter as a Keynote Speaker for the Conference to be held in Orange this September. A European-based Aussie, international wine judge, editor-in-chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International Magazine and member of Gourmet Traveller’s WINE list of the year award panel,  Felicity’s engaging presentation will offer surprising, and timely, insights into […]

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The 6th annual Melbourne International Wine Competition

The 6th annual Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) is being held on June 23rd at the RACV Club in the heart of Melbourne. Beers and Spirits will also be judged on the day. The MIWC is the only international wine competition where all judges are real trade buyers judging the wine by its category and actual price; we call […]

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