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02/18/19

"The five hottest years ever measured have been in the last five years," the former Vice President tells Christiane Amanpour. "Donald J. Trump has become the global face of climate denial."

02/15/19

In delivering its interim 2019 financial result TWE said its NSR was up 16 per cent to $1.5bn, an increase of 13 per cent on a constant currency basis, which Chief Executive Michael Clarke labelled the company's "largest organic growth rate" in its history.

02/14/19

Farmers in drought-hit New South Wales are calling in water diviners and bore drillers in a desperate bid to discover groundwater on their properties and save their businesses.

02/14/19

Central Otago grape growers and orchardists will continue to face labour shortages at critical times like harvest, if the region can't provide enough accommodation for seasonal workers.

02/14/19

Net sales jumped 16% to AU$1,507.7 million, while earnings before interest, tax, SGARA and material items (EBITS) were AU$338.3 million, up 19% on the same period last year.

02/14/19

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has said that it wants to sell more luxury French wines to China to build on growth in the country's wine market.

02/13/19

Speaking during the second International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough last month, Howard-Sneyd MW told the New Zealand winemakers in attendance: "Don't be tempted by short-term financial gain. Take poor quality Sauvignon out of the market, as if it tastes bad it will bring the whole industry down. Supply bulk wine to people you really trust, and don't let supply exceed demand.

02/13/19

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has invested $11 million in a new state-of-the-art bottling facility at its Merbein site in Victoria. The new operation, which was officially opened on Tuesday 12 February, is one of the most technologically advanced packaging facilities in the world, significantly increasing AVL's production capabilities.

02/13/19

The growth is in fine and imported wine consumption. While slow, this is stronger growth than the average growth rate for the decade from 2007, when global consumption grew at 0.2 per cent a year, translating to consumption of 2.3 to 2.4 billion cases of wine.

02/13/19

Boutique Adelaide Hills brand Tomich Wines has forged its own unconventional path to global customers by exploring and entering different types of trade partnerships, to ensure enduring export sales.

02/12/19

Wildfires continue to burn across the northern tip of the South Island in New Zealand, throughout the wine growing region of Nelson, and could do so for weeks, fire chiefs have warned.

02/12/19

The major focus of the final day of Sauvignon 2019 was 'Pursuit' - both of new customers and of new styles - as New Zealand looks to broaden the appeal of its hero grape without losing the affection of the millions of customers worldwide who have super-charged the country's remarkable growth as a winegrowing power.

02/11/19

They come from a diverse range of fields but put these women in one room and you quickly realise they have plenty in common - determination, resilience and confidence. Firefighter Adrienne Clarke, mountaineer Katie Sarah, winemaker Pam Dunsford, Senator Penny Wong and Glyn Scott, a human rights campaigner, have all left their mark on history.

02/11/19

"They can eat half their body weight in insects a night so they're pretty good at munching down on those insects and certain insects can be a problem in the vineyards so that's what we're planning to look at."

02/11/19

Following a recent comprehensive review of Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus (GPGV) in Australia, grapegrowers have been urged to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus. Vinehealth Australia technical manager Ms Suzanne McLoughlin led the study, which aimed to improve understanding of the virus, its epidemiology and its distribution and potential in the Australian context.

02/11/19

Speaking at the McLaren Vale Grape Wine Tourism Association's Districts Annual Tasting at Wirra Wirra, Chapel Hill's CEO Michael Fragos explained that winemakers are in discussion about how best to translate the region's districts onto labels in the future to reflect the Vale's diversity of soils and micro-climates.

02/11/19

Another Central Otago winery in New Zealand has been put up for sale, following the NZ$52 million sale of Mt. Difficulty to the US-based Foley Family Wines.

02/08/19

The 'Australian Wine Made Our Way' brand platform, located at www.australianwine.com, is supported by the Australian government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. The website will show off Australia's 65 premium wine regions with winemaker profiles, stories, regional events and insights into some of Australia's most popular wine varieties.

02/08/19

A statement from the OIO last week said the purchase included about 70ha of freehold land and about 110ha of leasehold land at the Bannockburn vineyard. Mt. Difficulty is a medium-sized vineyard known for its Mt. Difficulty and Roaring Meg labels, and particularly its Pinot Noir and Riesling, produced by winemaker Matt Dicey.

02/08/19

The Australian wine market may not be quite as hot as the incessant summer the country is currently suffering from, but it is in a far better place than it was five years ago when all the indicators and rates of growth were all heading in the wrong direction. But thanks to a sector changing free trade agreement signed with China and an industry-wide wake-up call that it needed to stop flooding the market with cheap wine and turn up the dial on its premium wines then it goes into another Ashes year in a very different place to where it was even four years ago.

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