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Wine Australia board review

The Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, has requested an independent review into the performance of the board of Wine Australia. The review was a condition of the extension of Wine Australia’s current funding agreement, now due to expire in June 2020. The review will report to Wine Australia and the Minister by 1 May 2020. […]

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Wine businesses: review your liquor licence

New liquor licensing laws came into operation on 18 November 2019, resulting in a range of changes for licensed premises including cellar doors, including new licence categories and a different fee structure. The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) is encouraging wine business owners to review their licenses immediately to ensure costs are minimised and […]

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Hunter hero

For 19 consecutive years the Hunter has been home to world recognised wine intensive, the Len Evans Tutorial. In its 19th year, the Hunter’s very own Adam Walls, a Wine Buyer at Wine Selectors has been named Dux, coming out on top of the 12 selected scholars for 2019.   Adam Walls   Each year […]

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Vines find their new ‘families’

In February 2019, devastating bushfires stormed The Topper’s Mountain vineyard. To help aid the gargantuan resurrection job, Topper’s My Vine Club is offering those interested the opportunity to adopt a young vine to replace one burnt by the fire. It has been only ten days since Topper’s Mountain Wines offered their baby vines for adoption […]

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Appellation Marlborough Wine comes of age

Established in 2018, Appellation Marlborough Wine™ has now been legally trademarked in all of the key global wine markets. It now boasts 49 members and over 90 certified wines from some of the region’s most iconic wine companies and is now trademarked in all key global wine markets. With almost 300,000 acres of Sauvignon Blanc […]

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Trump administration considers 100 percent tariffs on all European wines

As European vintners struggle to maintain sales in US markets with a 25% tariff in place on many wines, they face a new potential hurdle. The Office of the US Trade Representative has announced that it is considering new, higher tariffs on European foods, including all wines, which would be imposed early next year and […]

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Portugal boosted by recovery of volumes

Several Portuguese wine regions have recovered volumes this year, bringing the country in line with its five year average, but in the new ‘abnormal’ of climate change, things aren’t quite adding up. Portuguese producers have reported a recovery in volumes following low yields in 2018 and an increase in quality levels.

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How Argentina is setting global wine pricing

The spotlight is once again fully back on Argentina as its weakened economy and struggling currency, coupled with a much larger than average 2019 harvest, meant that prices for its bulk wine have plummeted to as far as €0.50 cents per litre for the most in demand generic varieties.

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Total Wine goes to court to overthrow minimum pricing

US retailer Total Wine is taking its lawsuit to overthrow one state’s minimum pricing laws to the highest court in the country. Its chances for success, despite setbacks in two lower courts, may be better than ever. If the court takes the case, there is a decent chance they will strike down minimum pricing, making […]

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New grape sales manager joins Miller Family Wine Company

Family-owned Miller Family Wine Company is welcoming industry veteran, Nick de Luca, to the team as grape sales manager, bringing over 24 years of California wine industry experience to his new role with the Miller Family.

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Drake launches 2008 vintage Champagne priced at $550 a bottle

In January this year, Drake teamed up with Brent Hocking, the founder of DeLeón Tequila, to create a new Champagne range called Mod Sélection. Having unveiled his first Mod Sélection Champagnes at the start of the year, Canadian rapper Drake is ending the year by launching two 2008 vintage expressions priced at US$480 and $550 […]

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Plan now to avoid staffing headaches this vintage

Preparations for vintage 2020 are in full swing. But have you thought about your obligations, rights and responsibilities when employing your vintage staff? That’s the message the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) is sending to winegrape growers and wineries following a series of Vintage 2020 Briefings run across SA’s wine regions in November and […]

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Successful winemakers for inaugural Project 5255 announced

Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine is set to deliver the inaugural Project 5255 following the announcement of its three successful winemakers. South Australian winemakers and wine businesses applied for the chance to be gifted with up to a two-tonne allocation of local Langhorne Creek fruit. The project has been designed to provide three winemakers with […]

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Cost recovery for a fair and sustainable biosecurity system

The Department of Agriculture is expanding the range of cost-recovered import measures that support Australia’s biosecurity system. These changes follow consideration of the report of the Biosecurity Imports Levy Industry Steering Committee. The committee supported increasing the breadth of activities the department can cost recover through fees and charges. This will help to ensure fairer […]

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Chairman-elect for Endeavour Group revealed

Woolworths Group has announced Peter Hearl, an experienced ASX 50 director and global leader in the hospitality and food & beverage sector, as the proposed chairman-elect of Endeavour Group. Hearl’s appointment is subject to the completion of all relevant regulatory approvals and will only happen if the Restructure Scheme is approved by shareholders at the […]

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Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc dominates Cuisine

New Zealand’s wine and food lover’s magazine Cuisine has filled its New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc reviews with wines from Saint Clair Family Estate in Marlborough. Issue number 198 contains an in-depth review of some of New Zealand’s finest Sauvignon Blanc wines. With a total of 179 Sauvignon Blanc entries the Cuisine judging panel awarded six […]

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