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01/22/15

New Zealand is launching an international conference celebrating its flagship grape variety - Sauvignon Blanc - which will take place in Marlborough in February 2016.

01/22/15

?Higher consumer demand for New Zealand wines has continued to put pressure on land space and some producers believe Marlborough will be fully planted in as little as five years.

01/22/15

Australian government data shows total wine exports to China rose 8 percent last year to 40 million litres, valued at A$224 million ($183.34 million). That's a significant turnaround from 2013 when wine exports plunged 16 percent.

01/20/15

The site, which bills itself as "where real people rate real Australian wines", encourages ordinary wine buyers to write reviews of the lesser known Australian wine brands, like people writing reviews for travel website Trip­Advisor or restaurant website ­Urbanspoon.

01/19/15

Air New Zealand's Koru lounges and economy and premium economy cabins will be stocked with only Villa Maria wines, the airline has confirmed.

01/19/15

Heat events which occur following veraison may delay fruit ripening and directly impact fruit condition leading to berry sunburn or scorch. The factsheet "Managing grapevines during heatwaves" provides more information on this phenomenon.

01/19/15

New Zealand's food and biosecurity regulator Monday unveiled proposals for a new test fee system for food importers and exporters, and immediately came under fire from the country's burgeoning wine industry.

01/19/15

Wine grape growers in the Canberra district are expecting the earliest vintage on record.

01/19/15

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is rejecting the wine sector's claim that it will get a raw deal in proposed primary sector price hikes.

01/19/15

« Vous mettez de la crème solaire sur vos enfants quand ils sont exposés au soleil, nous faisons de même avec nos baies de raisins » explique à la BBC Bruce Tyrrell (président du domaine Tyrrell's Wines, situé dans la Hunter Valley).

01/19/15

And many of them have made viticulture, rather than winemaking, their chosen pathway. This is a far cry from 15 to 20 years ago, when the word viticulturist was seldom heard.

01/08/15

As temperatures continue to rise in Australia, winemakers are increasingly turning to sunscreen in order to protect their grapes.

01/08/15

A changing climate could mean a change of plan for Australian grapegrowers as bush fire season begins.

01/06/15

Wine is being sold for less than the price of bottled water at a number of Australian retailers, with a dip in international demand having driven down prices.

01/06/15

Dozens of firefighters in South Australia have spent the past two days battling a blaze in the Adelaide Hills region that has destroyed at least half of one winery's vineyards.

12/29/14

The Deloitte Vintage 2014 survey tracked the financial results of wineries accounting for more than 40% of the industry's export sales revenue for the 2014 financial year

12/18/14

Two bushfires have been brought under control after ripping through more than 2,000 hectares of South Australia's Barossa Valley, causing extensive damage to several wineries.

12/05/14

An Australian anti-Islamic organization is selling a sparkling wine called 72 Virgins to raise money for its movement.

12/04/14

A controversial sparkling wine called 72 Virgins is being sold to raise funds for an anti-Islamic organisation in Australia.

12/03/14

One of China's major wine importers, Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, and its retail subsidiary Pudao Wines have been bought by Australian drinks retail giant Woolworth's Liquor Group.

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