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10/22/13

Start with a mysterious, mega-rich, wine-loving Indonesian entrepreneur living in Singapore. Then tap a talented young Australian winemaker known for his silky, savory pinot noirs.

10/22/13

Export earnings increased 3 percent to NZ$1.2 billion ($1 billion) in the year ended June 30, while export volumes fell 5 percent to 169.6 million liters, New Zealand Winegrowers said in it annual report.

10/17/13

The makers of Australia's highest selling export wine have produced their one billionth bottle.

10/17/13

Grape growers and orchardists were poised for a big night of frost fighting on Tuesday but some found it to be milder than expected.

10/17/13

Casella Wines, makers of Yellow Tail, is due to give its US$100 wine brand a big push in order to attract new markets amid narrowing profit margins.

10/16/13

The winemaker, whose signature product sells for about $7.50 a bottle in U.S. stores and inspired the growth of low-priced, easy-drinking Australian 'critter labels', will charge about 13 times as much for the 'Casella 1919' brand when it's released later this year, Managing Director John Casella said in an interview in Sydney yesterday.

10/16/13

Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a plan to establish a beachhead for Australian wine in California, from whence the Aussies would take the American wine market, the largest market for wine in the world, by storm. Funded in part by the Australian government, the plan seemed to work.

10/14/13

The final 297-page report titled 'A window into hotter and drier futures: Phenological shifts and adaptive practices', is the culmination of a three-year research project, funded by Australia's Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), Department of Agriculture, and complementary State Natural Resource Management Programs.

10/14/13

Ever since the proliferation of Grüner Veltliner in cheap liter-size bottles, the wine world has been ready for a new grape from the region to fall in love with. Lettie Teague samples the nation's best bottles.

10/11/13

Western Australia's Margaret River wine region needs to promote itself or become overlooked, warns David Hohnen from the area's McHenry Hohnen Winery.

10/08/13

A couple of years ago, the 51-year-old started "de-constructing" The Dead Arm, his flagship shiraz, for his Amazing Sites project. The wine is a blend from many shiraz vineyards. Osborn took some of the wine from each top plot of land and bottled each as a single vineyard wine.

10/08/13

Lindeman's has launched a million pound UK digital campaign as part of a wider global push for the 170-year-old Australian brand.

10/08/13

The so-called Expert Review of the Wine Industry, prepared for the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA), investigated many issues.

10/07/13

A beleaguered wine Industry begins to redefine itself in the wake of stagnant sales.

10/02/13

Mud House winemaker Nadine Worley has told how an ever-improving understanding of factors such as barrel maturation and clonal selection is helping New Zealand wines to show greater complexity.

10/02/13

Australians drank, sprayed and toasted their way through more than 5.4 million bottles of champagne in 2012, cementing the nation's position as the seventh biggest market in the world for French bubbly with sales of more expensive vintage champagne brands now at record levels.

09/27/13

Chris Niccol grows about 18 hectares of red wine grapes at his farm in Badgerys Creek, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Sydney. The vineyard may disappear under tarmac if plans to build an airport at the site go ahead.

09/26/13

The former chief executive of Treasury Wine Estates was paid $2.4 million last financial year, despite the company's 53 percent profit drop.

09/26/13

New Zealand's largest wine producer is developing a 124-hectare vineyard in the Awatere Valley to meet growing international demand for Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

09/25/13

A combination of vine age, clonal selection and collaboration have all helped New Zealand Pinot Noir to come of age, writes Rupert Millar.

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