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  • Wine businesses stand to benefit after expansion of instant asset write-off
    by Jess Masters on October 20, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Building on the successful expansion of the instant asset write-off in the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19, the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced that 99 percent of businesses will be allowed to write off the full value of assets they purchase. Businesses with a turnover of up to $5 billion have been able to deduct the The post Wine businesses stand to benefit after expansion of instant asset write-off appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Finalists of the 2020 Australian Women in Wine Awards announced
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Image: Last year’s AWIWA Viticulturist of the Year, Sheridan Alm receiving her award from Kate Harvey The finalists for the 2020 Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) have today been announced by the AWIWA board. In a year like no other, founding AWIWA advisory board member and wine journalist, Jeni Port said it was extremely The post Finalists of the 2020 Australian Women in Wine Awards announced appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Treasury hits sustainability targets and sets sights on more
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has released its 2020 ‘Sustainability Report’, highlighting the reductions it has achieved in carbon emissions and landfill waste as well as setting new targets for further packaging guidelines and women in leadership roles. TWE is the custodian of some of the world’s most trusted premium wines from some The post Treasury hits sustainability targets and sets sights on more appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Riverland Wine: where to in 2021?
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:15 am

    Whilst the wine industry has become accustomed to cyclical disruptions, the unprecedented disruption to world trade and consumption of discretionary consumer goods such as wine has not been seen previously. For growers to plan their future, they must now get out the crystal ball and make some informed assumptions. The post Riverland Wine: where to in 2021? appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Wine exports defy expectations
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:14 am

    COVID-19 has seen a surge in sales of New Zealand wine, with July exports up 23 percent on the previous year. The “big picture” is that overall retail and supermarket sales have “more than compensated” for the fall-off in hospitality and specialist markets, says New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan. But that’s of little The post Wine exports defy expectations appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Wineries bounce back from health crisis “body blow”
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:13 am

    French winegrowers say they aim to bounce back from the double body blow of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. The ongoing health crisis has wrought havoc with some parts of the sector and this has been compounded by uncertainty about the impact Brexit will have on trade with the UK. The post Wineries bounce back from health crisis “body blow” appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Napa Valley vintners take stock in Glass Fire’s devastation
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Some 80% of vineyards affected by fire and smoke as industry losses could approach $500 million. The more than 67,000-acre Glass Fire in early autumn wrought devastation in the heart of Northern California’s iconic wine country, damaging or destroying nearly 30 wineries while affecting as many as 80% of Napa Valley vineyards and causing industry The post Napa Valley vintners take stock in Glass Fire’s devastation appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Blog: Loss of trans-resveratrol in young red wines
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Many wine connoisseurs are well aware of the purported health benefits of wine, particularly in regard to antioxidant activity. A commonly cited piece of evidence is the French Paradox – the observation that certain European countries where it is customary to consume a glass of wine per day display improved cardiovascular health and longevity. The post Blog: Loss of trans-resveratrol in young red wines appeared first on Winetitles.

  • US: domestic wine sales down 9% as growth moderates
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Domestic wines saw sales growth moderate in September in advance of the final quarter of the year, which usually sees a surge from holiday spending. Consumer spending on domestic wine, including bulk imports, fell 7% in the 12 months ended September to $46.9 billion, according to market research firm bw166. The post US: domestic wine sales down 9% as growth moderates appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Drinks pros embrace political activism
    on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 am

    As the US presidential election nears, bartenders, winemakers, and hospitality workers use their skills and their platforms to mobilise like never before. The post Drinks pros embrace political activism appeared first on Winetitles.