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10/26/21

Australia's Dave Powell has offered his single-vineyard wines from the 'spectacular' 2021 vintage for sale via non-fungible tokens, showing how winemakers are continuing to experiment with the concept.

10/26/21

The World Trade Organization on Tuesday agreed to set up a panel to examine China's imposition of duties on imported Australian wine, a trade source said.

10/21/21

Rachel Signer traces her journey on how leaving New York and following an obsession for natural wine led her to meet her future partner (aka "Wildman"), set up a new life on a farm in South Australia (by way of Paris), and learn the beauty-and many, many intricacies-of making wine the old-school way, including her very own bottles of pét-nat. The founder and publisher of Pipette magazine shares her favorite bottles ...

10/19/21

Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology launching two podcasts looking at current best practices.

10/19/21

Four months after the departure of Andreas Clarke, the role of CEO of Wine Australia has passed to Dr Martin Cole. The two men have very different backgrounds.

10/19/21

The dramatic shift in supply and demand caused by China's tariffs on Australian wine means producers are moving away from bottled exports and towards bulk. The change is putting "significant downward pressure" on prices, reveal industry leaders.

10/14/21

New and innovative Australian winery Cowpunk Wines is launching its inaugural brand: a natural wine range with inventive, sustainable and accessible brand strategy and packaging by Denomination.

10/12/21

With fewer overseas workers in the country and the paucity of cellar hands, wine press operators, flotation technicians and forklift drivers left in the country, meant that wineries had begun to search for workers four months in advance.

10/12/21

Australian wine direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in 2020-21 grew by 17% in value and 14% in volume: outperforming other sales channels.

10/11/21

The lifting of a moratorium on genetically modified crops in South Australia late last year is yet to impact the state's wine industry despite concerns the rule change could cost millions in lost exports.

10/08/21

In an event which took place yesterday (7 October), Wine Australia showcased the wide range in the country's shiraz offering, from Barossa to the Yarra Valley.

10/01/21

Indevin New Zealand has completed the purchase of 100% of the shares of Villa Maria Estate for an undisclosed fee. The sale includes Villa Maria's Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Auckland wineries, vineyards, supplier agreements, the flagship brand Villa Maria as well as Esk Valley, Vidal, Leftfield and Thornbury.

09/24/21

The Berri Estates Winery, in the Riverland town of Glossop in South Australia, processes around a third of South Australia's grape crush each year and has around 280 employees.

09/22/21

"We've developed a portable assay that gives rapid and accurate molecular identification of a suspect phylloxera in less than an hour - before now the process of identification could take up to a week."

09/22/21

Construction workers and other demonstrators were clashing with police as they protest the government's COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

09/21/21

"We have successfully attached a bacterial enzyme to the sensing platforms and we are now analysing how these interact with smoke taint molecules."

09/16/21

Treasury Wine Estates is among a roster of 40 key actors in the wine industry around the world to join forces to accelerate action as sustainability challenges mount.

09/15/21

This year, Section A of the theory questions asked students either to evaluate the principal factors to consider when establishing a vineyard in a marginal climate, or to discuss the major factors that impact the timing of harvest. Other questions include 'What is the importance of soil pH in viticulture?' And 'How can vine growers influence soil pH to obtain quality grapes for winemaking?'

09/14/21

One of the 13 varieties allowed in the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape,. it's known for pepperiness and bright acidity, characteristics that heighten those of its typical blending partners, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

09/13/21

Residents in a Sydney tower block under a strict coronavirus lockdown are having their alcohol deliveries policed.

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