Category: Australian Wine Industry News

New China wine fears as exporters sweat on inquiry deadline

According to AFR, China has given Australia’s top wine exporters until Friday to answer preliminary questions related to its anti-dumping investigation in a move some investors fear will enable Beijing to slap tariffs on $1.2 billion of exports within months. China’s Ministry of Commerce wrote to 31 major winemakers, including Treasury Wine Estates and Accolade […]

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NOW LIVE!: Welcome to the WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review!

The Winery Engineering Association (WEA) and Winetitles Media jointly present the industry’s ‘virtual’ event, the WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review. This special event – launched today – features sessions and exhibits presenting the ‘latest and greatest’ innovations, technology and trends for winemakers, winery production operators, suppliers and other industry professionals. This is the first […]

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WineEng 2020: Harnessing operational data to improve winery production

Ways to improve winery manufacturing by using ‘actionable data’ will be examined in a webinar presentation as part of the WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review to be launched next Monday, September 21. The Winery Engineering Association (WEA) and Winetitles Media are collaborating to present WineEng 2020, which will include sessions and exhibits from leading […]

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Wine for good: the mission to remove ocean plastic

Australian wine brand The Hidden Sea is on a mission to remove one billion plastic bottles from the world’s oceans by 2030. Through a strategic partnership with ReSea Project, wine lovers can drink wine and make a real difference. With every bottle of The Hidden Sea wine purchased, the brand has pledged to remove the […]

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WineEng 2020: Improving winery processes and efficiencies through automation

The role of advanced automation technology to improve winery processes and efficiencies will be the focus of a presentation by one of the leading industry suppliers taking part in the WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review. Later this month, the Winery Engineering Association (WEA) and Winetitles Media will jointly host WineEng 2020, with sessions and […]

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Image: Collecting samples of the sap from the cider gum, AWRI Australian wine scientists are shedding scientific light on the processes underlying traditional practices of Australian Aboriginal people to produce fermented beverages. The scientists, from the University of Adelaide and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), have discovered the complex microbial communities associated with the […]

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China expects ag anti-dumping cases played by Beijing’s rules

As tensions with politically touchy China seem to grow more tense by the week, Australia’s agricultural export industries are being urged to think more carefully about playing their trade cards by Beijing’s rules. In particular our defense of the anti-dumping case against Australia’s $1.1 billion export wine trade to mainland China should take a much more […]

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Barossa wine school goes global with government grant

The Advertiser has reported that The Barossa Grape & Wine Association’s (BGWA) Wine School is going global thanks to a $150,000 government grant to expand its online presence. The BGWA’s Wine School will be enhanced to audiences across the world thanks to a state government grant of $150,000, which was received after COVID-19 impacts hit […]

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Calabria Family Wines acquires Australian distribution of prosecco label Canti

Calabria Family Wines has acquired the Australian distribution business of one of the world’s best-selling Italian prosecco brands, Canti. The deal, which commences this week, sees the family-owned winery take over the Australian import, sales, and marketing of the family-owned and operated Canti from Accolade Wines. As a third-generation Italian-Australian wine business, Calabria Family Wines […]

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American tech entrepreneur selling Australia’s oldest organic vineyard

US tech entrepreneur Rob Loughan has put Australia’s oldest organic vineyard, Thistle Hill in Mudgee, north-west of Sydney, up for sale after more than a decade of ownership and investment.

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Minister rules out farmer water buybacks, creates new Murray-Darling Basin compliance office

The Federal Government has committed to not buy any more water from farmers, as an independent review finds a key part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan will not be delivered on time. Water Minister Keith Pitt has also promised a $38 million shakeup of policing water rules across the Basin, committing to establishing a new […]

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James Halliday to drive industry innovation

James Halliday, the most recognised and respected name in the Australian wine industry, is moving on to drive the development of new enterprises following his stepping back from the Halliday Wine Companion. Halliday has welcomed Tyson Stelzer to the role of chief editor of the Wine Companion, where James will maintain his involvement including regular […]

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New era for Halliday Wine Companion

Image credit: Ben Macmahon James Halliday is set to step down from his management role for the revered Halliday Wine Companion with esteemed reviewer, writer, judge, presenter and author Tyson Stelzer set to take on the newly created role of chief editor from August 31, 2020. With almost 20 years of industry experience behind him, […]

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Murray Darling winegrape growers to vote on regional support

Winegrape growers in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill wine regions will be voting over the coming weeks to determine whether the regional industry bodies continue to provide representation and support services for winegrape growers. The current four-year term of the Murray Valley Wine grape Industry Development Committee (IDC) ends in December, meaning that all winegrape […]

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WineEng 2020: Automation connectivity to be focus of webinar presentation

Image: Bürkert Australia managing director Chris Hoey Digital connectivity in wineries will be addressed by one of the leading suppliers of fluid control systems for Australian and New Zealand wine producers, as part of the upcoming WineEng 2020 Forum & Trade Review. The Winery Engineering Association (WEA) and Winetitles Media will collaborate later this month […]

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China doubles down on Australian wine dispute

Chinese authorities have launched a second probe into Australian wine, claiming government subsidies could infringe on current trade rules. As reported by Vino Joy News, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce posted a statement on its website announcing the launch of an anti-subsidy investigation into Australian wine exports in two litres or less. The investigation, like […]

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