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10/15/19

If there is a more solid, consistent, robust and better respected wine country than New Zealand anywhere in the world, then it must be hiding under a very big bush somewhere

10/14/19

Winely, a startup working out of Otago and Marlborough is said to be the world's first precision wine technology company.

10/14/19

In the latest blow to Bayer, a farmer in Australia is suing the German pharmaceuticals company over its Roundup weedkiller. Bayer has been hit with 18,400 lawsuits claiming that prolonged use of Roundup caused cancer. In the first three Roundup cases to go to trial, all in California, juries awarded plaintiffs more than $2 billion for cancer claims, though the awards were significantly reduced by judges. Bayer said it plans further appeals in the cases.

10/14/19

Australian wine has been centre stage in the United States of America during a six-week campaign that has dazzled the American trade, consumers and media. The $8 million campaign - supported by the Australian Government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package - is the single largest investment Australian wine has made in the market, taking 100 Australian wine exhibitors to New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco for a series of consumer events, seminars and trade tastings.

10/11/19

It's a nice problem to have. Too many people, countries, importers, restaurants and sommeliers want to get more than the fair share of your wines. So how do you juggle who gets what in a situation where you are running out of land to make a lot more wine. That's the situation that New Zealand now finds itself in as global demand is increasing so fast it is starting to struggle to keep up. Richard Siddle assesses the opportunities and challenges the country faces in the coming years.

10/08/19

"Why is it that it is organic that has to be certified; it should be the other way round should, it should state that it is chemgro," he said. "It comes back to this idea that wine is a natural product and therefore exempt from declaring what it actually is, and that will never change unless there is discussion"

10/08/19

This season's chardonnay crop will be down on volume, but not quality, in the wake of last week's brief but severe hail storm with cut a path across the Bridge Pa vineyards' landscape.

10/08/19

DTC accounted for an estimated 17 per cent of total Australian wine sales value, significantly over-indexing in value compared with its volume share of 3 per cent, according to the Cellar Door and Direct-to-Consumer report 2019, published today by Wine Australia

10/07/19

McLaren Vale's Rosemount Estate has taken out the prestigious Max Schubert Trophy ahead of 350 other wineries at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

10/01/19

Researchers from the universities of Melbourne and Adelaide have trialled a non-invasive model for detecting smoke contamination in grapevines, helping farmers to ensure quality production in increasingly challenging environments.

09/27/19

Following a five year battle in the Supreme Court of Victoria between Barokes' minority shareholders (the pioneers of wine in can globally) and its Japanese shareholder Daiwa Can Company, the Barokes business and assets are now back in the hands of the Australian inventors.

09/27/19

'While bentonite addition has been the most widely-used approach for many years, some winemakers have indicated they would prefer a commercially-viable alternative that can selectively remove proteins without changing the sensory profile or removing wine as lees', said Dr Jacqui McRae, formerly with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and now hub manager for the University of Adelaide's ARC Graphene Research Hub.

09/26/19

Analysts have remained confident in Treasury Wine Estates despite a two-day slump in share prices and after chief executive Michael Clarke said he was concerned the winemaker could become a pawn in the ongoing US-China trade war.

09/25/19

Australian Grape & Wine today welcomed the release of a discussion paper by the Federal Government, which seeks big ideas to kick-start a conversation about the future or rural research and development in Australia.

09/25/19

Xeikon dry toner technology proves an effective choice for multiple applications

09/25/19

Two Hands Wines partnered with Fruition Sciences to implement sap flow sensors directly onto vines in its Holy Grail vineyard. The technology will measure and monitor the transpiration of the vine and in turn assist the viticulture team to manage irrigation regimes ensuring the vines receive the right amount of water at the optimal time ...

09/25/19

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its final report of its Winegrape Market Study on September 24th, with ten recommendations to "improve the efficiency and fairness" of winegrape markets in Australia's warm climate grapegrowing regions, noting that several recommendations would benefit the entire Australian wine industry

09/24/19

Starward Australian Whisky officially announces the distribution of their double grain whisky in the U.S.

09/24/19

Mr Clarke said the company's brands, including high end label Penfolds, wanted to be part of the "fabric of China". But he is concerned the company's growth could be hurt by the unfolding trade war between the world's two superpowers.

09/20/19

There was plenty of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to taste Wednesday during the walk-around of New Zealand wines at Fort Mason in San Francisco. At the same time, there were also Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris wines.US distributors may think having one Sauvignon Blanc and think they have the entire country covered, said David Strada, US marketing manager for New Zealand Winegrowers, which organized the event. "That's crazy ... One of the challenges for New Zealanders is they do so much so well"

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