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Treasury Wine Estates said Tuesday it would book $50 million in writedowns and cut an unspecified number of jobs after idling wineries and production facilities in the US and Australia.


New grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)'s Marlborough campus vineyard are looking promising, with some ready for their first vintage this year.


Students of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's new viticulture and winemaking degree in Blenheim are searching for red grape varieties that will flourish in New Zealand's cooler grape growing climate.


The 2015 vintage of the country's flagship Sauvignon Blanc will be the first produced under a government-backed initiative to research and produce wines that dispel the image of low-alcohol, low-calorie wines as overly sweet, inferior tastes.


Grapegrowers use integrated vector spraying and removal of rogue vines


Leading family wineries tour to showcase Australian wine heritage and modern diversity


New Zealand's wine exports hit a new high last year, rising 8.2 percent to NZ$1.37bn, according to the country's wine marketing body.


While northern wines are overwintering in the cellars, some Southern Hemisphere wineries are getting started on the 2015 vintage.


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


?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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


« 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).


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.


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

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