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Angus McPherson, Managing Director of TWE Australia and New Zealand, said that TWE supports the new regulations, which empower Wine Australia to consider intellectual property issues and misleading conduct when approving exports of wine, and when determining whether an applicant is fit to hold a license to export.


"After reporting an encouragingly low level of cork taint of just two corks in 172 (1.2%) last year, I was alarmed to encounter five in 88 (5.7%) this year, a stark return to the dark days when cork taint was rife across Australian wines"


Australian trade officials recently met with their Canadian counterparts to object to extra taxes and mark-ups on imported wine sold in Canada that the Australian wine industry believes breach international trade rules and threaten Australian wine sales.


In response to consumer demand for rich, complex expressions of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford introduces this exciting addition to a diverse portfolio. Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is priced with an MSRP of $24.99 and will be available nationally March 2018, in 750ml, exclusively.


New Zealand has retained its position as the third most valuable wine import in the US, after Italy and France, having achieved a 6% increase in the value of its imports into the country in 2017, New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed.


An alleged complex wine fraud is heading to trial after a New Zealand wine company, which has now gone into liquidation, denied charges that question the vintage and origin of tens of thousands of bottles. Southern Boundary Wines Ltd, of the North Canterbury wine region of Waipara, along with its vineyard manager and winemaker Scott Charles Berry, winemaker Rebecca Junell Cope, and operations/export manager Andrew Ronald Moore, have been accused of being behind the alleged scandal.


VA Filtration will use a Regional Development Fund grant to support building a $4.5 million purpose-built new technology facility


Australia wine exports have hit record high in both value and volume in 2017, fueled by bullish demand from mainland China and increases of higher-end wine sales, according to the latest report by Wine Australia.


Australia's annual wine exports to China jumped 63 percent by value in 2017, industry figures showed on Tuesday, as high-end sales rose and a free trade agreement signed two years ago cut import duties.


In October, Washington accused the Canadian province of British Columbia of giving an unfair advantage to local vineyards by giving their wine an exclusive retail channel in grocery store shelves and cutting out U.S. competition. Australia's complaint, published by the WTO on Tuesday, expanded the U.S. argument, saying that not only British Columbia but also Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as the Canadian government, had policies on wine that broke WTO rules.


Steven Ciobo, trade, tourism and investment minister, this morning announced Australia had taken the first step in commencing formal consultations with Canada regarding measures believed by Australia to impose "arbitrary and disadvantageous restrictions" on the sale of imported wine in Canadian grocery stores, inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. The step responded to concerns from the Australian wine industry regarding the Canadian measures, which Ciobo said negatively impacted trade with Australia's fourth largest export market for wine, currently valued at $185 million.


In recent years, the performance of Australian wine in the Chinese market has been impressive, competing strongly with traditional wine suppliers such as France.


As demand for low alcohol wine grows New Zealand is working to ensure it is ahead of the curve, having crossed the half way point of a seven-year research project into the production of premium, naturally-made low alcohol wines, trading off the success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.


At a time when Australian wine exports to China are at an all time high, China has further reduced tariffs on Australian bottled and bulk wine, which is set to boost Australian wine exports to the country.


Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.


The Hunter Valley has lost a wine industry icon with the death of Max Drayton on Saturday, aged 86. Born and raised in Pokolbin, Mr Drayton was a fourth generation vigneron, working in the family business since leaving school in 1946


What Pokemon Go did for kids understanding of AR, Australian wine brand 19 Crimes' new app does for adults.


Ebony Tinkler: "It's about giving people a wine experience that is delicious, interesting and creative ... from the vineyard to the glass."


Laira was sold to McWilliam's and today is owned by the Casella family of Yellow Tail fame. After the sale of Laira, the family bought new vineyards and two families now own about 500 acres that they describe as one of the biggest holdings in Coonawarra


V2 currently provides the sales and marketing services and manages the distribution network for the Torbreck portfolio throughout the United States but now under new terms V2 will become Torbreck's Importer of Record for the United States.

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