Category: Australia

Entries closing soon for the 40th Sydney International Wine Competition

Entries close on Monday September 2nd for the 40th Sydney International Wine Competition – the only international wine show that judges all its finalists in combination with appropriate food. Wine producers from around the world are invited to participate, with entries capped at a total of 2000 wines. After initial tastings, some 400 wines will […]

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Phylloxera: Yarra financial impact

The financial impact of phylloxera in the Yarra Valley could be around a minimum of $1 billion, based on replanting nearly the whole region to rootstock and accounting for losses due to production lag. The data was shared by De Bortoli Wines viticulturist Rob Sutherland, speaking at the recent ‘Taking Tech to Regions’ workshop in […]

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Australian Sparkling Wine Show: trophy winners announced

The Australian Sparkling Wine Show (ASWS) is the only dedicated sparkling wine show in Australia – and the 2019 ASWS was the biggest yet. The ASWS committee yesterday announced the results after tastings of 154 entries from across the country. Awards included best wine of show, best mature wine of show, and best young wine of […]

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Two weeks to go until entries close for Wine Communicator Awards nominations

Entries close on Friday 6 September 2019 for the Wine Communicator Awards, which recognise outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all its forms. Source: Winetitles

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Australia pays the price

Although overall volume consumption has declined in the Australian wine category, there has been an increase in overall value. But with prices rising, wine is constantly battling other non-essential discretionary items for a share of consumer disposable income, and it is stating the obvious to say that competition amongst alcoholic beverages has increased markedly in […]

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Knappstein Winery production to continue under new ownership

Accolade Wines yesterday (August 21st 2019) confirmed the sale of its Knappstein Winery following the strategic review of the Clare Valley business that commenced last year. Under the terms of the agreement, Australian Yinmore Wines Pty Ltd (Yinmore Wines) will acquire the Knappstein winemaking facility in Clare, five associated vineyards and the Knappstein label. Accolade […]

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New platform boosts productivity in the wine industry

drinkfo.com has been specifically designed for wine businesses to save time and money, supercharging the wine trade in the technology era. As wine industries around the globe mature, so does the amount of wine information available. While more specific vintage information, imagery, scores and reviews can help sell more cases, this data often causes huge […]

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Winemakers of Rutherglen to welcome Corinne Mui to the Rutherglen Wine Show

The Rutherglen Wine Show is now in its 131st year. With hundreds of entries from all over the country and generations of volunteer input from local Rutherglen wine personalities, the Show has become an important part of the fabric of the Rutherglen community and wine industry. Winemakers of Rutherglen are welcoming Hong Kong wine expert, […]

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Prosecco: a rising white grape in Australia

The 2019 National Vintage Report, released in July, highlights the growth in production of Prosecco grapes in Australia as the sector responds to increased demand for Prosecco wines. Wine Australia takes a look at the rising white grape variety. Source: Business Insider

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The 2019 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship Dux

On Sunday 18 August, the top 3 finalists of the 2019 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship, Bridget Raffal, Mirko Scanu, Penelope Vine, were put to the test. Mirko Scanu’s “consistent tasting and wine assessment skill, and his willingness to risk naming varieties, vintages and regions” saw him take home the Dux award. Source: Sommeliers Australia

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Agriculture leadership development opportunities for women

A pool of scholarships are currently available for women in the farming and agriculture sector to participate in a range of leadership courses. The grants are allocated with the intent of providing development opportunities in what are traditionally male-dominated industries such as farming and agriculture. Source: Women & Leadership Australia

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Announcing the finalists of the 2019 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards

Innovation and leadership excellence have been recognised with sixteen progressive Australian businesses short-listed for the 2019 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards. The awards, to be presented at the Adelaide Town Hall on 17 October, celebrate organisations that elevate the profile, quality, capability and competitiveness of the Australian wine industry across the complex value chain from […]

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Uber Eats and Deliveroo now deliver wine from Vinomofo

Online wine retailer Vinomofo has launched an on-demand delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The on-demand delivery pilot began on Friday August 16. However, the service is only available in inner-city Melbourne and may be for a limited time only. Source: Business Insider

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Meeting on proposed reopening of gold mine next to Adelaide Hills winery

As reported by Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser, hundreds attended an Adelaide Hills meeting yesterday (Monday August 19th) to discuss the potential effects if a mine is reopened next to Bird in Hand winery. Terramin has lodged an application with the State Government to revive the gold mine site, which was last mined during the 1880s. […]

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Licensed premises on notice to pour correct measures

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) yesterday (Monday 19 August) announced a one week blitz on the accuracy of alcohol measurements in licensed premises. General manager for legal metrology at NMI Bill Loizides said Australia’s trade measurement laws ensure consumers get what they pay for when they buy products by weight, volume or number. “We have […]

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Lyndey Milan wins Legend of the Vine Award

Australian food and wine celebrity Lyndey Milan was named the NSW Legend of the Vine at the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Sydney Royal Wine Show trophy winners lunch on Friday 16th August Milan was recognised for her long-time service in the food and wine industry. National WCA chair Toni Carlino said of the announcement, […]

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