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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.


Wayne had been with Katnook since 1980. One of Australia's most respected winemakers, he won numerous awards during his career including two Jimmy Watson Trophies (1987 and 1998). Katnook Coonawarra is part of the Wingara Wine Group


A AUD$21.4 million public-private partnership between the Light Regional Council and Bunyip Water is helping to reduce a reliance on the overstressed Murray River


From her bolthole in McLaren Vale, where the first buds of spring are dotting the landscape with ­vibrant colour, Mary Hamilton is throwing metaphoric hand gren­ades. It's something she has been doing most of her life. As a budding student politician at the University of South Australia, she shunned the embedded party structure to run as an independent and be elected student president.


Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson, have entered into an agreement to purchase the site at 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW. Popularly known as 'Ben Ean' and historically home to the Lindeman's Cellar Door


Based on the new funding framework, the AWRI has developed a new RDE plan that outlines its vision for its activities from 2017 to 2025. While this plan will attract investment from a range of sources, the entire plan has been formulated to align with Wine Australia's strategic priorities ...

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