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South Australian winery wins Global Sustainability Award

Gemtree Wines has been judged the world’s best for Sustainable Wine Tourism at the Best of Wine Tourism awards in Bordeaux. The annual awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world. The South Australia region is currently the only Australian wine region listed in the Great […]

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The Hunter Valley vineyards to struggle on the approach to summer

Beneath the rows of green vines in The Hunter Valley, the soil is drier than ever. The region is in its fourth consecutive year of drought, and as summer approaches, vineyards are expected to struggle under some of the worst conditions the region has ever seen.

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McGuigan Wines eyes Tumbarumba expansion as part of its cool climate plan

McGuigan Wines has revealed a blueprint to focus on its cool climate messaging in order to continue to transform Australia’s reputation at the premium end from “in your face wines” to wines of “flavour, intensity, structure and length”.

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Profits at De Bortoli Wines jump by 50 per cent by strong sales to China

Strong sales in China have helped De Bortoli achieve soaring profits, up by nearly 50% in the past fiscal year. The company described the region as its “standout” market, adding that it had fared particularly well in the premium on-trade, with sales of the newly fashionable Prosecco and rosé seeing strong demand.

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Green tea instead of sulfur in NZ wine

A Marlborough winery is attempting to replace sulfur dioxide (SO2), from their organic Sauvignon Blanc and replace it with green tea. The number of producers not wanting to add sulfites is increasing world-wide and the orange wine movement has grown exponentially on the back of this.

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New breed of red wine from the UK

At the Halfpenny Green wine estate in Staffordshire, England, some 3,000 vines are producing a new variety of grape that the country’s major winegrowers are hoping will transform British viticulture.

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ASC Fine Wines: here to stay

ASC Fine Wines and many key importers in Greater China region are faced with what’s generally believed to be one of the most challenging years in Chinese wine industry. Years of warp-speed, double-digit wine growth halted in 2018, and downturn continue to deepen in 2019, as a result of slowing economy, prolonged China-US trade war, […]

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England and Wales on target to make 10 million bottles of wine

An estimated 10 million bottles of English and Welsh wine will be produced this year, according to new data from English wine consultant Stephen Skelton MW. Production figures are down from the record 13.2 million bottles made in 2018, but well above the 5.9 million bottles produced during the frost-hit harvest of 2017.

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Wineries fight to keep tax cuts in the US

For the past two years, wine, spirits and beer producers have benefited from substantial alcohol excise tax cuts, using their savings to advance their businesses. However, these cuts are set to expire on December 31, unless Congress takes action.

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Amazon US still can’t follow all the requirements of its liquor license.

Amazon cannot seem to follow the conditions of its liquor licenses in California. In August, Amazon’s flouting of the law was blatant. By California law, Amazon is required to sell wine and liquor to in-person customers at each of the seven warehouses it delivers wine from. Wine-Searcher discovered that Amazon was breaking the law at […]

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High demand for British sparkling wine sees vintages sold off before they’re ready to drink

The Rathfinny Estate in East Sussex is leading the way after launching its first vintage last year and finding that demand far outstripped supply. Owners Mark and Sarah Driver have now set aside 800 cases of their 2017 Rathfinny Classic Cuvée to be sold ‘en primeur’.

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Australian Shiraz named the best wine of the year in London

Produced by Barossa Valley winery Kellermeister Wines, the bottle of Wild Witch Shiraz 2015 claimed the title of Wine of the Year at the 2019 London Wine Competition, beating out top quality drops from Italy, France, Spain and the UK.

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Australian wineries Shanghai-bound as exports continue to grow in value

A big month of wine events in China during November has seen Australian wine producers travel to Shanghai for back-to-back trade and media engagement opportunities. The China International Import Expo leads into the Wine Australia China Awards, followed by ProWine China and the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. Buoyed by the continued growth in exports […]

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Australia is “well positioned” compared to other wine producing countries

Australia is now the number one country of origin for imported wine by value in China, leapfrogging France to take the number one spot.

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Hail storm BBQ and info session

The Riverland Wine post Hail Storm BBQ information event will focus on talking, listening and sharing experiences of damaging hail storms on vineyards. According to Riverland Wine, these are among the most important remedies following the shock of a storm event such as last Monday’s hail-storm. Steve Liebich, from Taylorville, will be a keynote presenter […]

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Wine the Riot way now at The Cannery

The Riot Wine Co. team announced this week of the opening of their cellar door, based out of their Brompton address in Adelaide, South Australia. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-4pm, wine enthusiasts can now sample any of Riot’s 12 wines on tap, poured straight from the keg. Riot said they are showing how sustainability and […]

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