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Mollydooker Wines crowned at 2019 Business SA Export Awards

Mollydooker Wines has taken out the South Australian Wine, Beer and Spirit Award at the Business SA 2019 Export Awards held last week in Adelaide. The award cements Mollydooker Wines as a valuable South Australian contributor to the international marketplace. Owner, operator and chief winemaker Sarah Marquis says she is proud of this award that […]

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Investors dump Treasury Wine after CEO’s shock departure

Investors have wiped $1.58 billion off the value of market darling Treasury Wine Estates, after the shock retirement of chief executive Michael Clarke, who will leave next year.

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1.8 million litres of Coonawarra bulk wine to be auctioned online

Seven vintages of premium Coonawarra wines will be auctioned next week in one of the largest single bulk wine sale offerings from the region and will include the in-demand classic Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz varietals. The wines span 2010 – 2017 vintages and were made by DiGiorgio’s winemaking team on behalf of a […]

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Australia, cannabis and the wine industry

The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill legalising the personal use and possession of cannabis. The growing interest and demand for cannabis wine mirrors the growing popularity of alternative wines worldwide.

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Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year

The New Zealand Winegrower profiles 28-year old Simon Gourley, from Central Otago, who took out this year’s national title of Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year.

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From Napa to Sweden, be prepared for wine flavour fluctuations.

Soaring temperatures from global warming lower acidity in grapes and increase sugar, which yeast turns into higher alcohol during fermentation, thus changing the overall flavour profile of wine.

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Winery lawsuit against insurance carriers

A US$20 million suit against Kunde Enterprises Inc. and Vintage Wine Estates’ insurance carriers has been filed for allegedly refusing to indemnify them for the wine damaged by smoke in October 2017, according to court records.

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Official launch of Spanish Wine Scholar program

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has officially launched its Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) study and certification program designed to become the reference in Spanish wine education.

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Going, going, gone.

A recent Sotheby’s sale featuring four cellars from notable collectors made US$3.6 million in New York and was led by bottles of 1943 La Tâche being sold for over US$90,000.

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Why the wine industry should be talking about open-air winemaking

Winemakers are returning to traditional winemaking methods, they’re thinking outside the building making open-air wine.

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From the sea to the sky

The last cargo shipment of French wine to be delivered to China via ship has arrived at the Yangshan Port for the second China International Import Expo. The following exhibits to arrive in China will come by plane.

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WineDepot signs Casella Family Brands to service

Casella Family Brands’ iconic Australian wine brand portfolio has signed on as a customer of the integrated logistics, trading and order management platform, WineDepot. Australia’s largest family-owned wine business, Casella Family Brands crushes between 160,000 and 200,000 tonnes of fruit a year, making it the second largest wine producer in Australia. Casella Family Brands also operates […]

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The South Australian Wine Industry snapshot reveals a general drop in business confidence

The report shows confidence among local wine businesses has declined as energy costs and water access and security continue to challenge profitability and also shows plans for vineyard expansion. Winemakers are taking advantage of free trade agreements in Asian markets to explore export opportunities and participants indicated development of an additional 850 hectares of vineyard. […]

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Sea & Vines festival cancelled due to attendees’ bad behaviour

The annual Sea and Vines festival in McLaren Vale, South Australia, has been scrapped after 27 years due to disorderly behaviour from attendees scattered over social media posts. According to The Advertiser, the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association has decided to cancel the popular wine and food festival after copping criticism this year […]

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Startups chosen for South Australian-first wine tourism technology accelerator

The first seven wine and tourism tech start-ups have been announced as part of an accelerator program aimed at of making South Australia the global hub for grape and wine tech businesses. Funded by the South Australian Government, ‘FOMENT – SA’s Wine and Tourism Tech Revolution’ will be run out of the Tonsley Innovation Hub […]

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CEO departure could prompt major purchase by Treasury Wine Estates

With Treasury Wine Estates’ CEO, Michael Clarke, announcing his departure today, GlobalData’s just-drinks editor, Olly Wehring, believes a major acquisition could be in the offing before he leaves. “When Michael Clarke assumed the helm at Treasury back in early-2014, the Australian group was not in a good way. Sales were flat and the bottom-line was […]

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