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PACKWINE speaker to examine factors driving winery and packaging innovation

What makes new products successful? That’s a question that will be addressed by 2021 PACKWINE speaker Gemma West, an independent professional with more than two decades of experience in the wine sector.

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Australian wine exports resilient despite headwinds

Australian wine exports declined by four percent in value to $2.77 billion in the 12 months to March 2021, compared with the previous corresponding period, driven principally by the toll taken by high Chinese tariffs, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report. Export volume declined by 1% to 724 million litres (80 million 9 litre […]

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Roseworthy wine reunion dinner

A reunion of students from Roseworthy’s wine courses who graduated in and prior to 1994 will be held in July in Adelaide. Organised by the University of Adelaide, the dinner will be held in Hickinbotham Hall at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on Saturday 24 July. Roseworthy, Australia‘s first agriculture college, was established in […]

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Garçon secures £670K investment

Garçon Wines has secured £670,000 of investment in parent company Delivering Happiness Limited. The funding round will see investment come from three strategic investors and will be deployed to expedite the sustainable wine pioneer’s growth, said the business.

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Vivino launches commercial operations in Australia

Vivino, one of the largest online wine market platforms, which has around 800,000 Australian users, has launched commercial operations in Australia.

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PACKWINE speaker to examine adapting wine packaging for international markets

Dr Larry Lockshin, Professor of wine marketing at the University of South Australia, will, as a speaker at the upcoming PACKWINE Forum & Expo, question whether wineries should adapt their packaging for different markets.

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Australia-Canada wine dispute settlement proves value of the WTO

Australian Grape & Wine (AGW) welcomes the Ministerial announcement that the Australian and Canadian Governments have settled the remaining measures in Australia’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) challenge to Canadian wine measures.

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Improving virus management in the Australian wine industry

Image: Grapevine virology PhD student Kamalpreet with Dr Fiona Constable in Mildura December 2020. By Vinehealth Australia Fiona Constable, the Research Leader for Microbiology, in the Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases group at Agriculture Victoria, says five things are critical for improving virus management in the Australian wine industry: understanding vectors, using high health planting […]

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FWO wine industry compliance campaign 2021-22

SAWIA has been notified that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will shortly initiate a compliance audit campaign. The FWO inspectors advised there will be inspections and audits of vineyards, where owners and workers, including labour hire owners and workers will be interviewed.

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TWE recognised as one of the Best Places to Work

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand in the 2021 Best Places to Work List.

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Wine export grant changes to help Australian producers pursue new markets

Wine Australia’s wine export grants are now available to supplement promotional activities in any overseas market, and to facilitate a wide range of promotional and market research and development activities. Changes to the eligibility criteria have been made to increase accessibility of funds, and in recognition of the importance of market diversification, the exploration of […]

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Nominations open for the 2021 ASVO Awards for Excellence

The ASVO Awards for Excellence was established as a prestigious event to promote industry excellence, foster leadership, and encourage innovation and sustainability in the Australian wine industry. “As an industry, we are fortunate to have many very skilled and professional people who are contributing significantly to the industry, inspiring those around them to seek out […]

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Australia’s 50 Best Young Wine Labels and Winemakers in 2021

The Top 50 finalists for the 2021 Young Gun of Wine Winemaker Awards – now in its 15th edition – have been announced. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen this forum bring together and promote so many winemakers that have gone on to set a new tone of authenticity in Australian wine that is […]

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China detains more than 11,000 litres of Australian wine in Shenzhen

Nearly 9,000 litres of red wine from a vineyard owned by Australian pearling company Paspaley Group were detained in south China last month, as Beijing’s block on Australian wine continues amid a protracted dispute between the two countries and new anti-dumping duties on the trade. Some 8,640 litres from Paspaley’s Bunnamagoo Estate winery and 2,646 […]

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Wine merchant’s sustainability initiative helping local wineries save money

A Dan Murphy’s wine merchant from the Mornington Peninsula, Michael Zitzlaff, has launched a sustainability initiative that is saving wineries thousands.

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