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  • Robert Hill Smith wins Maurice O’Shea award
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:46 am

    AND THE WINNER IS ….. Robert Hill Smith, proprietor/chairman of Australia’s oldest family owned winery, Yalumba (1849), was last night announced as the recipient of this year’s Maurice O’Shea award, organised by McWilliam’s Wines Group in conjunction with the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC). Instigated by the McWilliam family in 1990, the Maurice O’Shea […] The post Robert Hill Smith wins Maurice O’Shea award appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Australian wine boom in China could just be the beginning
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Australia’s recent rise to the top of the Chinese wine market is only the beginning of a decade of unprecedented opportunity, according to a leading exporter from South Australia. Based on figures from the first five months of 2019, Australia has overtaken France to become the number one imported wine category in mainland China by […] The post Australian wine boom in China could just be the beginning appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Bright future for sustainability of Australian wine
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Australian grapegrowing and wine production is going from strength to strength, with the official launch of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, Australia’s national sustainability program for the grape and wine sector. Sustainable Winegrowing Australia provides a unified sustainability framework for all Australian grapegrowers and winemakers to demonstrate their sustainability credentials, benchmark performance and identify opportunities for improvements. […] The post Bright future for sustainability of Australian wine appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Wine Australia thanks David Lucas for his great contribution
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark has thanked David Lucas for his contribution to Australian wine during his time as Wine Australia’s regional general manager, North Asia. “David and his family have decided to return home to South Korea and so David will be leaving Wine Australia in late July”, Clark said. “We will […] The post Wine Australia thanks David Lucas for his great contribution appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Kiwis are gaining jobs as a result of overseas workers scheme
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:42 am

    An employment scheme giving overseas workers jobs in vineyards and orchards is also providing more jobs for Kiwis, the latest Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) survey has revealed. Wine Marlborough advocacy manager Vance Kerslake said, “the wine industry has got the largest deficit of workers”, and called the RSE scheme a “win-win-win”. Source: Stuff The post Kiwis are gaining jobs as a result of overseas workers scheme appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Consumers are drinking less wine — and it’s good for the wine industry
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Few successful businesses strive for fewer purchases of their products, “yet it’s this kind of counter-intuitive approach that’s gaining some traction in the wine industry”, writes Cathy Huyghe. This positive move includes advocating for drinking less wine, but higher quality wine, as well as enjoying wine paired with food, and enjoying wine in the company […] The post Consumers are drinking less wine — and it’s good for the wine industry appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Alcohol sector has valid reason for concern about cannabis legalisation
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:41 am

    The alcohol industry “may need creative strategies to avoid market decline” if recreational cannabis use is legalised across the US, according to new research. New research in the Informs journal Marketing Science claims that the alcohol industry could be impacted when the substance is legalised. Source: The Spirits Business The post Alcohol sector has valid reason for concern about cannabis legalisation appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Confidence and caution for Champagne’s grape market
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:40 am

    2019 is the year when contracts are due to be renewed in Champagne and according to Franck Hagard, co-chair of the Champagne brokers’ organisation, “contracts are being signed with peace of mind”. However, the amount of grapes sold by winegrowers has been increasing every year since 2008, and grape supply may soon exceed demand from […] The post Confidence and caution for Champagne’s grape market appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Which country drinks the most wine?
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:38 am

    The latest figures released by OIV has shown in terms of highest per capita wine consumption, Portugal came out on top; its per capita wine consumption reached 62 litres a year in 2018 for a country of 10 million people. France is second, drinking 50 litres a year, and Italy was close behind with 44 litres […] The post Which country drinks the most wine? appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Wine production to fall in France due to weather
    by Eleanor Danenberg on July 23, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Wine output in France, the world’s second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the farm ministry said on Friday. Source: Reuters The post Wine production to fall in France due to weather appeared first on Winetitles. […]