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  • March issue of Grapegrower & Winemaker out now
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Against the background of the debate over whether South Australia’s container deposit scheme should be extended to include wine bottles, the just-released March issue of the Grapegrower & Winemaker presents a snapshot of the bottle purchasing trends by Australian wineries. Representatives of Australia’s bottle suppliers share their insights into bottle costs, ordering timeframes, custom orders, […] The post March issue of Grapegrower & Winemaker out now appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Record summer heat impacting Bendigo and Harcourt’s harvest period but the grapes are unscathed
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:53 am

    A record hot January may not have destroyed grapes but it has left many central Victorian winemakers scrambling to harvest fruit over a shorter period. Much of the fruit has ripened at about the same time, making 2019’s vintage a “challenging one”, Mandurang Valley Wines’ Wes Vine said. Source: Bendigo Advertiser The post Record summer heat impacting Bendigo and Harcourt’s harvest period but the grapes are unscathed appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Victorian high school students picking grapes as they learn winemaking
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Mount Lilydale Mercy College is one of the few schools in Victoria that teaches winemaking. The school is in the Yarra Valley, with over 90 wineries in the region, some of which offer students tours and work experience. Year-round at the school students can tend the vines, crush grapes, monitor fermentation, and design bottles and […] The post Victorian high school students picking grapes as they learn winemaking appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Free wine masterclass featured Barossa winemakers
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:52 am

    A South Australian state government sponsored event at Cellar Door Fest held las weekend included a free masterclass with Barossa winemakers. Elderton and Hentley Wines were invited as part of the Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Program at the fest, which attracted 10,000 guests. Minister Tim Whetstone announced the Marshall Liberal Government has provided $50,000 in funding for […] The post Free wine masterclass featured Barossa winemakers appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • The Wine Collective eyes growth as Dan Murphy’s slows
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Earlier this week Daily Wine News shared the news of The Wine Collective’s new online marketplace launching; the Collective is already straight down to work trying to target sales where Dan Murphy’s is dropping off. “At Endeavour Drinks, sales increased 1.8 per cent but earnings fell 6.4% in the first half of 2018-19 largely because […] The post The Wine Collective eyes growth as Dan Murphy’s slows appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • NZ winemaker open to canned wine venture
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Winelord Limited winemaker Trudy Sheild is open to releasing a canned wine, but not the Middle-earth wine she normally releases in a bottle: she’s considering putting wine in a can under a different label, “a label designed to appeal to particular sectors of the wine consumer market”.  Source: New Zealand Winegrower The post NZ winemaker open to canned wine venture appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • How the flooding affected Sonomoa’s 2019 vintage
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Northern California wineries and vineyards are still recovering from the unusually heavy rainfall in late February that caused flooding. “The only good news” is that the public and private lakes, and the irrigation ponds that were flooded help to water the vineyards. Grapevines in those acres were dormant during the flooding, and the rains had […] The post How the flooding affected Sonomoa’s 2019 vintage appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • 2018 was a bad year for Bordeaux
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:49 am

    “Last year, Bordeaux wine exports fell by 14% in volume, and sales in French supermarkets and hypermarkets fell by 12% in volume and by 7% in value”, admitted chairman of the Bordeaux wine marketing council, Allan Sichel. The downturn is the sharpest in China, where Bordeaux’s exports fell by 31% by volume and by 22% in […] The post 2018 was a bad year for Bordeaux appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Prowein wraps up after record attendance
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:48 am

    The annual wine trade show Prowein wrapped up yesterday, after receiving a record number of visitors this year, with over 61,000 people from 142 countries attending the three day show. More than 6,900 producers were registered to exhibit for this year’s event, representing 64 different countries, the largest presence being from Italy, followed by France […] The post Prowein wraps up after record attendance appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale will be the highest grossing wine sale “in history”
    by Eleanor Danenberg on March 21, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Taking place from 29-31 March, the ‘Tran-scend-ent’ sale is one of the biggest ever single-owner sales that has ever been offered by a wine auctioneer in any major market. The pre-sale estimates for Tran-scend-ent meanwhile currently range from HK$147-206 million (US$19-26m) and in total 2,704 lots comprising 16,889 bottles of wine will go on sale.  […] The post Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale will be the highest grossing wine sale “in history” appeared first on Winetitles. […]