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Announcing the finalists of the 2019 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards

Innovation and leadership excellence have been recognised with sixteen progressive Australian businesses short-listed for the 2019 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards. The awards, to be presented at the Adelaide Town Hall on 17 October, celebrate organisations that elevate the profile, quality, capability and competitiveness of the Australian wine industry across the complex value chain from […]

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Uber Eats and Deliveroo now deliver wine from Vinomofo

Online wine retailer Vinomofo has launched an on-demand delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The on-demand delivery pilot began on Friday August 16. However, the service is only available in inner-city Melbourne and may be for a limited time only. Source: Business Insider

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Meeting on proposed reopening of gold mine next to Adelaide Hills winery

As reported by Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser, hundreds attended an Adelaide Hills meeting yesterday (Monday August 19th) to discuss the potential effects if a mine is reopened next to Bird in Hand winery. Terramin has lodged an application with the State Government to revive the gold mine site, which was last mined during the 1880s. […]

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Licensed premises on notice to pour correct measures

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) yesterday (Monday 19 August) announced a one week blitz on the accuracy of alcohol measurements in licensed premises. General manager for legal metrology at NMI Bill Loizides said Australia’s trade measurement laws ensure consumers get what they pay for when they buy products by weight, volume or number. “We have […]

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Countdown to the 2019 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year national final

Following six regional finals throughout June and July, the countdown is on to the 2019 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year national final.  Six finalists from around the country will take part in the competition on Monday 26th August at Te Awa winery in Hawke’s Bay. The national finalists are: Jake Dromgool from The Landing, Northland; […]

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How Portugal became the epicenter of sustainability for the wine industry

Due to climate change, the wine industry is constantly facing new problems in the vineyard, such as hailstorms, heat waves, and disease pressure. Numerous regions are examining how they can mitigate these issues, but one country in particular is emerging as the leader of sustainability. Source: Fortune

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Climate change is increasing Sonoma County’s temperature

Sonoma County’s temperatures have increased 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit since 1895, the Washington Post has reported, citing data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the North Bay isn’t the only part of the country where temperatures are rising. Source: Press Democrat

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Five new Master Sommeliers named

The Court of Master Sommeliers has named five new recipients of its top accolade, including Germany’s first female MS, Bulgaria’s first ever MS, and Japan’s first MS, aged just 24. Source: The Drinks Business

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How Manseng Noir can help climate change in France

Tannat is a grape variety that will not be here in 20 years’ time. As a solution, some in the wine industry are suggesting to revive an ancient French grape, Manseng Noir, that is related to and similar to Tannat. Source: The Buyer

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Climate change helping Germany produce top Pinot Noir

Wines of Germany’s Nicky Forrest has commented a “silver lining” of climate change is that red wines have developed “to an extraordinary level”. Forrest continued, “where once top Pinot Noir wines could only be made in spectacular years, now they can be made every year”. Source: Harpers Press

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Keeping an open mind with Washington wine

Given the comparative sizes of the Washington and Oregon wine regions, it’s surprising Washington wines are so hard to get hold of in the UK. Washington is the US’s second largest wine region, home to 1000 winemakers producing 18 million cases of wine a year, and yet we seem to know more about Oregon and […]

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Lyndey Milan wins Legend of the Vine Award

Australian food and wine celebrity Lyndey Milan was named the NSW Legend of the Vine at the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Sydney Royal Wine Show trophy winners lunch on Friday 16th August Milan was recognised for her long-time service in the food and wine industry. National WCA chair Toni Carlino said of the announcement, […]

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Elite phylloxera and root knot nematode breeding lines ‘in the pipeline’

‘Next generation’ rootstocks with long-term resistance to phylloxera and root knot nematode – and optimised for Australian conditions – are a step closer. Source: Wine Australia

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Brett on the rise again?

Sulfite tolerant strains of Brettanomyces bruxellensis, or Brett, are on the rise, new research suggests. But just how widespread the increasing tolerance is remains unknown. Source: Wine Australia

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Applications open for Science and Innovation Awards

Applications are now open for the Science and Innovation Awards 2020 and Wine Australia is supporting the viticulture and oenology award with a grant valued at up to $22,000. Applications close Friday 4 October. Source: Agriculture Gov

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Could the Bubas bison dung beetle be an asset to grapegrowers?

By playing around in excrement, dung beetles provide a bio control that takes that dung deep into the soil, providing all important nutrients and breaking up the soil by providing airspace. Source: New Zealand Winegrower

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