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  • Australian Women in Wine Awards announced in New York City
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:21 am

    The 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) was celebrated in New York on Tuesday night, as part of Wine Australia’s month-long Far From Ordinary campaign in USA. The event was attended by nearly 40 Australian female wine producers, and the invitation only guest list also included an additional 100+ trade, media and dignitaries. Eight […] The post Australian Women in Wine Awards announced in New York City appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Honorary Doctorate to the late Dr Tony Jordan OAM
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:15 am

    The recent Langton’s Yarra Valley Wine Show proved an ideal opportunity to pay tribute to the late Dr Tony Jordan with induction to the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association Hall of Fame. Recognising Dr Jordan’s contribution to the to the wine industry and the Charles Sturt University through education, winemaking, consulting, administration and wine show […] The post Honorary Doctorate to the late Dr Tony Jordan OAM appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Australia ‘finally making wines that suit the Aussie lifestyle’
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Australian winemakers are moving away from big bold reds towards lighter wines that reflect the country’s “sunshine and seafood” lifestyle, according to wine writer Mike Bennie. Speaking at a masterclass on the ‘future icons’ of Australian wine hosted by Bennie and Andrew Caillard MW in London this week, Bennie explained how the country’s winemakers were […] The post Australia ‘finally making wines that suit the Aussie lifestyle’ appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Growing wine tourism workshop is Coonawarra-bound
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Businesses looking to develop their wine tourism experiences are being offered new tools to entice the inbound tourism market. Wine Australia has partnered with the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and the Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA) to deliver the ‘Growing Wine Tourism’ program in Coonawarra as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export […] The post Growing wine tourism workshop is Coonawarra-bound appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New fund investing in land and property aims to capture NZ’s term deposits
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:12 am

    A new fund investing in land, wineries and other property is pitched at investors who have $300 billion invested in term deposits. The new Private Land & Property Fund, which is two years old and has $50 million of assets under management, has been listed on the New Zealand sharemarket by Booster Financial Services. Booster […] The post New fund investing in land and property aims to capture NZ’s term deposits appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Grape growers without contracts face challenging year
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:10 am

    The demand for wine grape on the spot market remains slow as wineries continue to deal with stale consumer demand for wine and a glut in wine from the 2018 U.S. harvest. While the wine business overall is very healthy and the vast majority of the fruit is sold under contract, growers without contracts face […] The post Grape growers without contracts face challenging year appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Plumpton launches nationwide viticultural apprentice scheme
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Plumpton College is looking for UK wine producers to take part in the pilot group for its first nationwide viticultural apprenticeship. Under the scheme, which is endorsed by Wine GB, students will learn all aspects of practical vineyard management, including canopy management and pruning, key vineyard operations, tractor driving and the use of other vineyard […] The post Plumpton launches nationwide viticultural apprentice scheme appeared first on Winetitles.

  • South Africa’s winegrowers struggle against droughts and low prices
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Cheap image, flagging economy, few exports: South Africa’s winegrowers are struggling with many obstacles. There is also a major issue over water. Source: DW The post South Africa’s winegrowers struggle against droughts and low prices appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Would new fee empower wine country marketing efforts?
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Should Santa Barbara County wineries impose a two percent fee on each bottle sold to help pay for regional marketing efforts? The staff and board members of the Santa Barbara Vintners certainly believe so. They and a growing number of vintners think this could be a silver-bullet solution to becoming more competitive in attracting visitors […] The post Would new fee empower wine country marketing efforts? appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Five wineries using cutting-edge technologies
    by Stephen O'Loughlan on September 19, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Wineries are stepping up and updating to the level of cutting-edge technology in order to make high-quality wines. From robots and drones in the vineyard, to sophisticated new blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings, wineries are taking dramatic steps to update the level of cutting-edge technology they deploy in order to make higher-quality wines and boost overall […] The post Five wineries using cutting-edge technologies appeared first on Winetitles.