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  • Growers urged to seek better grape prices
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Winegrape growers in the Murray Darling and Swan Hill regions are being urged to seek improved final prices for vintage 2020 amid some of the major wineries releasing what are described as below par prices for the coming vintage. Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW) chairman, Peter Crisp, says growers should not take the first offer made […] The post Growers urged to seek better grape prices appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Yellow Tail and Rachael Ray announce donations to Australian bushfire relief
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Image: Jeff Quinn – Yellow Tail wine and Rachael Ray came together this week to announce $2 million in donations to Australian bushfire relief. Peter Deutsch, CEO of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, the U.S. importer of Yellow Tail wines, revealed the donations during an appearance on Ray’s show. The post Yellow Tail and Rachael Ray announce donations to Australian bushfire relief appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Bushfire victims from 2014 Bangor blaze have some advice, and message of hope
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Victims of one of South Australia’s worst bushfires have some advice and messages of hope for those devastated by the latest disaster. Southern Flinders Ranges farmer Russell Zwar had to rebuild his farm after the Bangor fire in 2014 and said it was important to take on tasks one at a time. The post Bushfire victims from 2014 Bangor blaze have some advice, and message of hope appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Riverland Wine member meetings: statement
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    The first two weeks of 2020 have been busy for most growers and winemakers as preparations continue towards an uncertain harvest; uncertain because of the unknown with very few price offers finalised and yield predictions all over the place, partly due to recent hot weather but more so because of the stress and strain around […] The post Riverland Wine member meetings: statement appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Celebrating 30 years in Bridge Pa Triangle
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    When Anthonius and Leonarda Ham emigrated to New Zealand from the Netherlands in the 1960s, there were probably no thoughts of establishing a wine business. Son and co-founder Paul who runs Alpha Domus says the family were looking to diversify outside of the nursery back in the late 80s. Grape growing seemed like a good […] The post Celebrating 30 years in Bridge Pa Triangle appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Italian wine production dropped by 12 percent in 2019, new figures show, with winemakers suffering the effects of extreme weather across the country. Floods, storms, heatwaves and other unusual and extreme weather events hit the whole country throughout 2019, damaging crops and causing havoc for farmers. The post Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Inside Armenia’s up-and-coming wine industry
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Image: Kristin Cass – The Armenian homeland is home to the world’s oldest winery, preserved in the darkness of an ancient cave. The Areni-1 Winery was discovered in 2007 when archaeologists uncovered 6100-year old clay karas jugs still intact, buried in the soil as if ready to age another year of wine. But, take a […] The post Inside Armenia’s up-and-coming wine industry appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Barefoot Cellars walking into hard seltzer game
    on January 23, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Image: Thrillist – Barefoot Cellars, best known for its value bubbly, will debut the first US-distributed seltzer made with wine in February. It marks the 55-year-old California company’s largest investment in a new product to date. Barefoot is starting with four varieties, each made with sparkling water, white grape wine and natural flavours: peach/nectarine, cherry/cranberry, […] The post Barefoot Cellars walking into hard seltzer game appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Winery wins case against cellarman who mistakenly dumped $162,000 of wine
    on January 23, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Canadian winery Mission Hill has won a wrongful dismissal case brought against it by a former cellarman who mistakenly poured C$162,464.40 worth of wine down the drain. Brent Crozier was dismissed from his role at the Okanagan Valley winery in December 2018 after accidentally leaving a tank valve open, leading to the loss of 5,680 […] The post Winery wins case against cellarman who mistakenly dumped $162,000 of wine appeared first on Winetitles.

  • WSET celebrates record number of diploma graduates at annual awards ceremony
    on January 23, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Image: Wine Industry Advisor – Over 600 global wine and spirits professionals and industry influencers gathered at the City of London’s historic Guildhall last night to celebrate the annual Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Awards & Graduation Ceremony. The post WSET celebrates record number of diploma graduates at annual awards ceremony appeared first on Winetitles.