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Anti-transpirants could be a game-changer for vintage compression

Off-the-shelf anti-transpirants could offer growers a simple and effective tool to delay fruit ripening and lessen the effects of vintage compression, preliminary results from a new Australian study suggest. Source: Wine Australia

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Launch of 2019 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

The NSW Wine Industry Association (NSWWIA), Restaurant & Catering Association (R&CA) and Destination NSW are launching the NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards for 2019. These new look awards are dedicated to supporting and rewarding restaurants and wine bars in Sydney and across NSW that offer their customers a great wine experience and a range of […]

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A kaleidoscope of education for WA growers in the pipeline

The Western Australia Regional Program – funded by Wine Australia – will undertake its own trials in 2019–20 where WA Shiraz and Cabernet will be picked at varying maturities and treated with different water dilutions. The project will explore how water additions can be used in challenging years to effectively manage elevated Baumè. Source: Wine Australia

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Two weeks to go until entries close in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards

With two weeks to go until entries close in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA), the AWIWA Board are calling for women throughout the Australian wine community to lean in, step forward, and put their entry in for the award category that best represents their role by Thursday 1st August. “These awards celebrate […]

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Villa Maria becomes the official wine partner of Cirque Du Soleil touring shows in the USA

Villa Maria has announced an exclusive multi-year contract with Cirque du Soleil as the official wine partner of its touring shows throughout the USA. The partnership will continue through December 31, 2020, and will see Villa Maria’s wines served at more than 625 national performances annually. Source: PR Newswire

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World wine supplies rebound from historic low

Bumper 2018 harvests in Europe helped production recover from a slump in 2017, show new figures from the Organisation of Vine & Wine. World wine production hit 292m hectolitres in 2018, the second highest total since 2000 and up 17% from 2017. Source: Decanter

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Crete vineyard saves indigenous grapes from extinction

Michalakis Estate on the island of Crete in Greece has launched nine wines made using indigenous grape varieties, saving them from potential extinction.  Source: The Drinks Business

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Amorim combats counterfeiting with NFC-enabled corks

Leading cork producer Amorim has released a new range of bartop stoppers, which incorporate near field communication (NFC) technology to tackle counterfeiting.  The microchip is said tobe more reliable than a QR code, which can be easily replicated. Source: The Spirit Business

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Italy named the world’s best wine country

Italy has been ranked as the best country in the world for wine lovers, beating France and Spain in a survey conducted by Lastminute.com. the survey compared 30 different wine producing nations to see how they stacked up when it comes to the quality of its wine output, wine tastings, vineyard visits, and the cost of […]

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Pop-ups can revitalise UK retail, 70% consumers agree

Roughly 70% of consumers think pop-up shops can revitalise UK retail with food and drinks driving the popularity of “the disruptive experience” of pop-ups. The survey, from online marketplace OnBuy.com, found that 57% thought pop ups are an easier environment to discover independent and smaller brands. Source: Decanter

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Gallo deal uncertainty delaying grape purchases

The $1.7 billion deal in which E&J Gallo Winery would buy 34 wine and spirit labels from Constellation Brands has not been finished or authorised since its announcement in April, and this uncertainty is delaying buyers purchasing grapes and investing in supply. Source: AgNet West

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Australian 2019 vintage crushes predictions

The Australian winegrape crush for 2019 is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes, just one per cent below the 10-year average, according to the National Vintage Report 2019 released by Wine Australia. This figure is well above early predictions that the harvest would be 10–20 per cent down on the 2018 vintage. Wine Australia chief […]

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Finalists announced for 2019 ASVO Viticulturist & Winemaker of the Year

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) has announced the finalists for the 2019 ASVO Viticulturist of the year award: Dr Kerry DeGaris, Dr Catherine Kidman and Brett McClen, and the finalists for the 2019 ASVO Winemaker of the year: Peter Leske, Con Simos and Corrina Wright. The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology […]

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A sign of things to come: Prosecco tops list of Australian white grape varieties

The National Vintage Report released this week highlights the growth in production of Prosecco grapes in Australia as the sector responds to increased demand for Prosecco. While most white grape varieties saw a decline in production volumes, Prosecco bucked the trend, increasing by 42% to 9936 tonnes, moving it into the top 10 white varieties […]

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Treasury Wine Estates sues former employee Peter Dixon

The Australian Financial Review has reported Treasury Wine Estates’ former employee in China, Peter Dixon, is being sued by the company and asked to return a AU$1.3 million bonus. Dixon left the company in February this year and joined rival company Accolade Wines. Source: Vino-Joy

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Villa Maria hails “greatest ever harvest”

Kiwi winemaker Villa Maria is full of enthusiasm for its wines from the 2019 vintage, with “numerous highlights” from the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas leading the winery to declare its best ever harvest. chief winemaker, Nick Picone, the highlight of Hawkes Bay was the Merlot, which Picone believes is potentially the greatest he has […]

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