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07/01/20

A recent Australian survey has revealed that the buying habits of alcohol consumers has not changed as dramatically during the COVID-19 lockdown as suggested in some media reports.

06/29/20

AWRI webinars cover a range of winemaking, winery management and viticulture topics and are usually held on a Thursday at 11:30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30).

06/29/20

An "excellent summer" throughout most of the country had contributed to an outstanding vintage across New Zealand's wine regions, said the generic body.

06/26/20

It's incredibly important to look after these people, they are here away from their families - in this case they are looking at being away for 18 months when they expected to be home in six.

06/24/20

The Federal Government's $5 million grant program to support winegrape producers affected by smoke taint caused by the bushfires is being well received by the wine industry.

06/19/20

Mark Kirkby has been growing grapes and making wine for more than 20 years, but he is looking much further ahead than that as he plans for the future.

06/19/20

The project aimed to help workers stranded in Tasmania after fruit picking season finished as COVID-19 hit.

06/19/20

Building up soil organic carbon can improve our vineyards' soil quality.

06/18/20

"Phylloxera is having a significant impact in the Yarra Valley," laments Sandra de Pury of Yeringberg Winery, "Despite the best efforts of wineries and organizations to contain it, the louse is now found in the majority of the region."

06/18/20

Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) will commence free trade agreement negotiations.

06/18/20

From classically influenced styles to wild experiments, this once passé grape is finding favour among a new generation of winemakers and drinkers.

06/17/20

An Australian brewery is considering a politically correct rebrand after its allegedly offensive alcoholic beverages were banished from a wine and beer chain. The latest casualty of PC hysteria has elicited groans on Twitter.

06/16/20

So says Kym Anderson, School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia, and Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

06/16/20

The grant, the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme (SAWIDS), will help fund a project to review procedures for assessing wine and winegrape quality parameters, importantly, including those smoke affected grapes as a result of bushfires.

06/11/20

However, despite the 12-month drop, the April figure is still AU$8m more than was reported for the 12 months ended March 2020 (rounded to AU$347), with the period January to April 2020 reversing the downward trend and delivering 3% value growth in exports to the UK over the same period in 2019.

06/03/20

On 29 May at 12pm CET, the OIV held a webinar on how the pandemic hit the Southern Hemisphere during the grape harvest. Five speakers from the Southern Hemisphere explained how the vitivinicultural sector adapted to the situation on short notice to ensure the continuity of the grape harvest, what means and tools were implemented and what consequences it had.

06/03/20

Australian winemaker Chris Ringland has just released a new wine from his Stone Creek Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. The 2013 Chris Ringland "Single Barrel" Shiraz is the first new wine to be made from the 110 year old vineyard and follows on from his 25 years of working with the parcel of shiraz that he purchased in 1994.

06/02/20

$1Billion Wine Sales from New Consumer Channel by 2024?

06/02/20

On May 24, South Africa's President Ramaphosa said that retailers will be able to sell alcohol under strict conditions on specified days for limited hours. This represents a partial reversal of a blanket ban on alcohol and tobacco sales as the country went into lockdown. Could this help to save the ailing industry, and if so, how long will it take?

05/29/20

With the challenges of COVID-19 the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Wine Show Technical Advisory Committee prepared an Addendum to the 2015 ASVO Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations which provides best practice recommendations that apply to Hygiene Requirements for wine shows to conduct wine shows with concerns around COVID-19.

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