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  • Treasury Wine mulls Penfolds demerger
    on April 8, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Australia’s biggest wine company Treasury Wine Estates looks set to demerge the iconic Penfolds wine business into a separate listed company, after a wide-ranging strategic review of its operations. The ASX-listed wine giant will also “reduce the size and scale” of its commercial wine business, especially the US commercial arm. Treasury’s commercial arm relies on […] The post Treasury Wine mulls Penfolds demerger appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Infrequent exporters can save money by waiting to renew their licence
    on April 8, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Wine Australia has encouraged exporters that don’t frequently export wine to let their export licence lapse when it’s due for renewal and defer the $700 renewal fee until they are ready to export. Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark said that there was no downside for exporters in letting their licence lapse and then […] The post Infrequent exporters can save money by waiting to renew their licence appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Wine business activities including grapegrowing have been deemed essential by the Australian Government, which means that these activities are allowed to continue. This has been a crucial positive decision for the wine sector, allowing vintage to continue and wine to be made to keep businesses viable in future. The post Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Yarra Valley cellar doors going online
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Due to necessary closures of winery cellar doors across Australia as a method of reducing the spread of COVID-19, the Yarra Valley’s cellar doors have joined together to bring their experiences online. Wine lovers, day-goers and anyone interested in visiting cellar doors are now being offered the cellar door experiences from the comfort of their […] The post Yarra Valley cellar doors going online appeared first on Winetitles.

  • How do you harvest grapes and make wine in a pandemic?
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:57 am

    New Zealand winemakers consider themselves lucky to be deemed an essential business by their government, which gives them an opportunity to continue with harvest. But there are strict safety protocols. Wineries with more than 20 staffers need a COVID-19 manager, records are kept for each person’s living arrangement and workers living off-site must send photos […] The post How do you harvest grapes and make wine in a pandemic? appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Wine and the coronavirus recession: shaping up the prospects for recovery
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:56 am

    As recent Wine Economist columns have reported, it’s very clear now that the world economy has fallen into a recession, with some countries and regions affected more than others. The depth of recession is hard to gauge. A few weeks ago it was thought that things would be very bad in the United States, with […] The post Wine and the coronavirus recession: shaping up the prospects for recovery appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Champagne suffers ‘huge decrease’ but rapid rebound expected
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Champagne sales have suffered a “huge decrease” since the coronavirus lockdowns began, but it’s also believed that this great marker of celebratory times could resume “normal business at the end of the year”. With almost all gatherings over the next two months across large parts of Europe cancelled or postponed, and bars and restaurants closed, […] The post Champagne suffers ‘huge decrease’ but rapid rebound expected appeared first on Winetitles.

  • South Africa eases wine export restrictions caused by coronavirus lockdown
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:54 am

    South Africa’s wine industry will be allowed to export its products again after the government bowed to heavy lobbying and agreed to relax lockdown rules imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on March 15, ushering in regulations that effectively shut down South African ports and […] The post South Africa eases wine export restrictions caused by coronavirus lockdown appeared first on Winetitles.

  • No more corked wine? New tech offers hope, says cork producer
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:53 am

    A new method developed by the world’s largest natural cork maker, Amorim, could go a long way to solving the problem of corked wine, it has said. The Portugal-based, natural cork specialist has spent several years working on technology to root-out one of the main culprits of cork taint: the compound TCA, also known as […] The post No more corked wine? New tech offers hope, says cork producer appeared first on Winetitles.

  • The Austrian answer to the vineyard worker problem
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:52 am

    Coronavirus has brought Austria soaring unemployment but taken its seasonal workers. Asparagus left in the ground, strawberries unpicked and vineyards without workers – the novel coronavirus has closed borders in Europe, making the passage of seasonal agricultural workers nearly impossible. This means a shortage of hands available to do the work. The post The Austrian answer to the vineyard worker problem appeared first on Winetitles.