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  • Unique 24-vintage collection of Te Mata Coleraine up for auction
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Image: Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction 2019 The 2020 Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction (HBWA) will put distinctive wine lots up for grabs including a 24-vintage collection of Te Mata Coleraine. The pre-tasting event, being held on August 19, is an opportunity for people to sample the 41 auction lots which will be up grabs a month The post Unique 24-vintage collection of Te Mata Coleraine up for auction appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New mobile plant surveillance tech launched in Langhorne Creek
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:51 am

    The national cross-sectoral agricultural surveillance initiative iMapPESTS has deployed a second mobile surveillance unit, Sentinel 2, in Langhorne Creek. Sentinel 2 will be trialled in-field in a crop of brussel sprouts. However, the network of traps will be reporting the presence of airborne pests and diseases that are also relevant to grapegrowing in the region. The post New mobile plant surveillance tech launched in Langhorne Creek appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Tasmanian Regional Program considers how to achieve minimal intervention with minimal issues
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:49 am

    With growing interest in a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, the Tasmanian Regional Program’s ‘Don’t EF it up – enzymes and filtration’ Wine Symposium – held late last year –  garnered good interest among Tassie growers and winemakers. The post Tasmanian Regional Program considers how to achieve minimal intervention with minimal issues appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Granite Belt winery finds new life after lockdown
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:48 am

    When the pandemic first hit, small wineries like Golden Grove were mired in uncertainty. But reopening their cellar door and getting their wine stocked in a wider range of stores has provided a much-needed boon. The post Granite Belt winery finds new life after lockdown appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Native wētā are eating grape buds in Marlborough
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:45 am

    They don’t get drunk but wētā are definitely eating grape buds and sap in the eastern Awatere Valley in Marlborough, newly published research confirms. Wētā damage to budding grape vines in the spring is “notorious” in some vineyards, according to the article published earlier this month by Massey University biologists. The post Native wētā are eating grape buds in Marlborough appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Thailand seizes 980 cases of smuggled wines including top Napa reds
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Authorities in Thailand have busted a smuggling ring that have illegally funnelled in 980 cases of wines including top Napa reds from Opus One and Robert Mondavi, according to Thai customs. In a statement put on its website on August 3, Thai Customs said they seized 980 cases of smuggled wines worth more than 18 The post Thailand seizes 980 cases of smuggled wines including top Napa reds appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Senators urge US to remove tariffs on EU foods and beverages
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:41 am

    A bipartisan group of 13 US senators has asked the US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) to remove the 25% tariffs imposed in October 2019 on European Union food, wine and spirits, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The post Senators urge US to remove tariffs on EU foods and beverages appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Italy revives ancient tradition of ‘wine windows’
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:40 am

    Image: The Wine Window Association, TDB. Restaurants and bars in Florence are reviving the ancient Italian tradition of wine windows, which were used during the plague, to aid social distancing. As reported by The Independent, wine windows are being used at a number of venues in Florence, including Osteria Delle Brache Brache in Piazza Peruzzi The post Italy revives ancient tradition of ‘wine windows’ appeared first on Winetitles.

  • The saga of fake Château Mouton Rothschild in China
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Absence of accountability by wine merchants and e-commerce giant JD.com has driven a wine consumer in China on an exhaustive quest to prove once and for all that what he has spent thousands on were not in fact authentic clarets from Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild but fake wines. The post The saga of fake Château Mouton Rothschild in China appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Bringing the space race to the vineyard
    on August 11, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Saturnalia is a wine advisory platform with a strong USP; it collates and analyses data collected by satellites. Yet, according to Château Lafite’s CEO Jean-Guillaume Prats in a passing comment in a recent interview, the online service is responsible for “misleading consumers”. The post Bringing the space race to the vineyard appeared first on Winetitles.