Category: Australia

2019 Wine Communicator of the Year Awards finalists announced

The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker and Wine & Viticulture Journal have been named finalists for Best Wine Publication at the 2019 Wine Communicator Awards. Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) has announced the finalists in the 10 categories of the awards including a new Best Wine Student category for this year. Sixteen wine […]

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$45.5 billion contribution supports healthy regions and jobs

Australia’s grapegrowers, winemakers and wine tourism operators contribute $45.5 billion to the Australian economy and the sector supports 163,790 direct and indirect full- and part-time jobs, according to an independent economic report produced by AgEconPlus released today by Wine Australia. Importantly, AgEconPlus found that the wine sector’s economic contribution has grown by 13 per cent […]

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Cover crops – get it right, and reap the benefits

The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found, ran by lead researcher Associate Professor Tim Cavagnaro, from the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine based at the Waite Campus. Source: Wine Australia

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Cool climate tips for premium Pinot Noir

A free masterclass in Tumbarumba this month has been inspired by the growing reputation NSW cool climate wine regions, including Orange, Southern Highlands and Canberra, are earning for their premium Pinot Noir. An initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Viticulture Skills Development Program 2019 – 24, the one-day masterclass for 60 participants […]

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Podcasts on preserving Australian wine history launched

Seppeltsfield, one of Australia’s oldest wineries, has published a podcast written and narrated by Master of Wine Andrew Caillard MW to explore the history of the 168-year-old winery. Source: Vino-joy

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Communities urged to prepare now as Australia enters severe weather season

Communities across Australia are being reminded that now is the time to prepare, with the release of the Bureau’s Severe Weather Season Outlook showing the country has an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires in the coming months. Parts of the country have already seen bushfires, and the Bureau’s head of long-range forecasts, Dr Andrew Watkins, […]

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International Riesling Week starts in Canberra

One of the biggest international promotions of Riesling starts today at the Albert Hall in Canberra. The 20th Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) over the week, 14-19 October, will see the judging of 502 Rieslings from 228 wineries across nine countries. Then winemakers, consumers and the wine trade will learn about Off the Beaten Track […]

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Australian wine strikes a new chord in America

Australian wine has been centre stage in the United States of America during a six-week campaign that has dazzled the American trade, consumers and media. The $8 million campaign – supported by the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package – is the single largest investment Australian wine has made in the […]

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Louisa Rose profiled for ‘People of Wine’

Louisa Rose is the Chair of judges at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Chair of the board at the Australian Wine Research Institute, the Grand Master of the Barons of the Barossa, and Yalumba’s chief winemaker. She took time out of her busy schedule to tell Milton Wordley her story. Source: Wine Ten Questions

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New plant surveillance tech trial in the Barossa

A national multi-agricultural industry surveillance initiative called iMapPESTS is developing novel airborne surveillance and diagnostics technologies to speed up detection and reporting of important pests and diseases within regions. Important targets for viticulture, such as Light Brown Apple Moth and Botrytis grey mould, will be targeted during the Barossa trial phase via the on-board lure […]

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175 years honoured with the first release of Penfolds Special Bin 111a Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

This year Penfolds celebrates 175 years of winemaking heritage. To acknowledge this milestone, Penfolds has released a new, rare wine from the 2016 vintage – Special Bin 111A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016. It has been almost a decade since Penfolds last released a Special Bin wine, which Penfolds say is “made only in […]

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Seven things you should know when exporting to China

According to Dr Mathew McDougall, CEO of Reach China, Australia’s trade relationship with China is growing by the day. “They are avid online shoppers and eager to purchase premium quality brands. They also seek out authentic Australian brands”. Source: Foodmag

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Good Food Guide Awards 2020: the wine winners

In the Australia Good Food Guide Awards 2020, awards went to Bar of the Year, Sommelier of the Year, Wine List of the Year, and Regional Wine List of the Year. Source: Good Food

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Welcome news for wine sector, as Hong Kong and Indonesia FTA’s progress

Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated (Australian Grape & Wine) has welcomed the announcement made on 9 October 2019 from the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) of the final reports for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) and Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA). The reports highlight the range of benefits and future potential […]

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Riverina winemakers get ahead of the DTC game with wine marketing workshop

Australian Grape and Wine Inc (Australian Grape & Wine) has partnered with wine marketing specialists, Purple Giraffe, to deliver a workshop designed specifically for wine businesses to help them structure their sales and marketing activities to achieve the best results they can. The workshop is heading to Griffith on Monday 21 October 2019, and is […]

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Australia ‘lost its way’ chasing wine review points

Australian Vintage’s Tempus Two winemaker Andrew Duff told the drinks business Australia is starting to rediscover its way after losing direction. “In the past, [Australian winemaking] was directed by some of the giants of world wine reviews. We lost direction, making wines to review, not wines that suit the area”. Source: The Drinks Business

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