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China says it wants less Australian wine, but drinkers say more please

China might be trying to use beef, barley and wine as weapons in its trade war with Australia but when it comes to a drink at the end of the day Aussie wine remains a preferred tipple of discerning Chinese drinkers. That’s the result of a close look at Australia’s biggest wine exporter, Treasury Wine […]

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Cabernet winners announced at James Halliday Cabernet Challenge

The 2018 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2020 James Halliday Australia Cabernet Challenge Trophy winner, scoring 97 points and taking out the top prize from 364 entries from 29 regions across the Australia. Xanadu senior winemaker Glenn Goodall said, “I’m absolutely wrapped! We’ve always taken enormous pride in our Cabernet Sauvignons, so to be awarded […]

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SA wineries ready to welcome NSW’s ‘weekday’ drinkers

The main wine regions in South Australia expect an influx of visitors to bolster sales over the coming months after the NSW border reopens, according to a report by The Australian Financial Review. SA reopened its border with NSW from midnight on September 23, scrapping a requirement for travellers to quarantine for 14 days. SA […]

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Vineyard to bottle: online wine research update

Grapegrowers and winemakers will be able to tap into research from the vineyard to the bottle in a free online event to be hosted by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre on 28 October. The NWGIC, an alliance between Charles Sturt University, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Wine Industry Association, […]

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Surprising silver lining to COVID-19 in US on-premise

As many in the hospitality and tourism industry continue to play the drab hand that the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt them, the consumers not directly impacted by the virus tell a different story. In Australia, the US and many developed markets, the middle class is reportedly sitting on a pile of cash due to household […]

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Surging Australian wine exports

Australia’s AUD2.84 billion wine export sector has recently gone live with a new SaaS licensing and approval system powered by Accela technology that will help regulate the wine export process for the burgeoning Australian wine sector. The new Wine Australia Licensing and Approval System (WALAS) is projected to process more than 200,000 transactions from more […]

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Australian Wine Sector International and Interstate Labour Needs in 2021 Survey

COVID-19 has caused significant business disruptions to the wine sector this year. It is important that the wine industry manages these disruptions as effectively as possible. The use of interstate and international labour to meet seasonal and technical needs for a grape and wine business is usually a normal practice, however travel restrictions may not […]

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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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$70m of investment to boost South Australia’s regions

Nearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund. The funding will see the delivery of 16 projects across the state worth tens of millions of dollars including a state-of-the-art potato washing and packing facility […]

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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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Wynns launches flagship wine as part of annual collection

Coonawarra winery, Wynns, is set to release its Harold Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon as part of its ‘Wynnsday’ collection launch on the first Wednesday of October, the 7th. This is only the third time this single vineyard wine has been released by the winery, the first vintage being from 2001 and the second in 2013. […]

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PCF says seasonal workers from the Pacific must be given urgent entry to New Zealand

Pacific Cooperation Foundation chair John Fiso is urging decision makers not to overlook the opportunity to solve the horticultural industry’s looming worker shortage with a very real solution which will also benefit our Pacific neighbours. “By quickly putting in the right protocols we can utilise workers from the Pacific islands to plug labour shortages. At […]

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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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House of Arras releases its first new wine in over six years as part of its annual collection release

Acclaimed Tasmanian winery House of Arras is celebrating the release of its first new wine in six years as part of its annual vintage collection of sparkling wines. The new wine being launched with the collection is the House of Arras Blanc de Blancs NV. The 2020 vintage collection includes four new vintages; House of […]

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Endeavour Group accelerates its green energy program in South Australia

Over 5000 solar panels have just been installed at a winemaking facility in the Barossa, a wine packaging company in Angaston and two Dan Murphy’s stores in Adelaide. The energisation is part of Endeavour Group’s renewable energy program, and the drinks retailer is planning on accelerating its green energy program in South Australia. “We are […]

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