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  • Australian wine keeps flowing in the UK
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:13 am

    An agreement has been struck to safeguard Australian wine exports to the UK post-Brexit. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the deal was done to maintain Australia’s strong trading relationship the UK. “The UK bought more Aussie wine than any other country last year—that’s a customer we want to look after,” Minister Littleproud said. “This […] The post Australian wine keeps flowing in the UK appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Key concerns around a mandatory code of conduct: WFA’s Tony Battalgene
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Could a mandatory code of conduct be on the cards in the wash up of the current market study into the winegrape industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission? In his report to the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia’s annual general meeting in November, Mitchell Taylor, spokesperson for the WFA’s medium winemakers’ membership committee and […] The post Key concerns around a mandatory code of conduct: WFA’s Tony Battalgene appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • COO of Treasury Wine Estate left company due to “breach of policies”
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Australia-based winemaker and distributor Treasury Wine Estates announced last week that Chief Operating Officer Robert Foye had left the company. In a statement, the company said Foye left “due to a breach of TWE’s internal policies unrelated to the company’s trading performance.” Deputy COO Tim Ford will replace him and will report to CEO Michael Clarke. […] The post COO of Treasury Wine Estate left company due to “breach of policies” appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • It’s harvest time in Hunter Valley
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:10 am

    January 26th is usually a benchmark for when harvest begins in the Hunter Valley, but not this year. Over the weekend, Hunter Valley vintners began picking. “The dry winter has meant we’ve had a delayed bud burst. Obviously, this season, we’ve been in drought, but we’ve been lucky with rainfall at the right time, which really […] The post It’s harvest time in Hunter Valley appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • The next step to future proof farming
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Farmers will soon have the best scientific information on their farm’s performance at their fingertips. The new Rural Intelligence Platform will bring together information from organisations such as the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology while tracking changes on the land in farming regions. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister […] The post The next step to future proof farming appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • The New Zealand winery clinging to cork tradition
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:09 am

    99% of New Zealand’s wineries seal their wines with a screw cap, but FROMM Winery refuses to join them. All of FROMM’s red wines are available under cork and they have no intention of changing that. The preference of corks extends beyond the practical; one of FROMM’s owners, Pol Lenzinger, has provided 700 corkscrews to […] The post The New Zealand winery clinging to cork tradition appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Copper will be the biggest issue for winegrowers this decade
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Eliminating the use of copper as a fungicide in vineyards will be the biggest challenge for the wine business over the next 10 years, according to Hervé Jestin, Champagne Leclerc Briant’s head winemaker. Copper is used to kill mildew infection in the vines, but according to Jestin, simply killing the mildew is wasted opportunity: he […] The post Copper will be the biggest issue for winegrowers this decade appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • US wineries in midst of confidence crisis
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:01 am

    US wineries are feeling less confident about their businesses’ future prospects  than at any time in the last four years, according to the recent Silicon Valley Bank industry report. This drop in confidence has been impacted by factors such as cannabis legalisation, negative health messages regarding alcohol consumption, and increased competition from alcohol substitutes such as […] The post US wineries in midst of confidence crisis appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Brexit headache for Spanish producers
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:01 am

    The Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) has warned the country’s winemakers they may face increased taxes on their exports to the United Kingdom after Brexit, due to take effect on March 29th. Sales of Spanish packaged wine to the UK dropped by 12.7% between January and October 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, and were […] The post Brexit headache for Spanish producers appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Wine cannot be used for binge drinking, says French Minister
    by Eleanor Danenberg on January 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Wine is different to other alcohols and is not often the cause of binge drinking, according to France’s agriculture minister Didier Guillaume. While stressing that alcohol addiction is a “real problem” and that young people binge drink, Guillaume maintained that to his knowledge, he’d never seen “ a youngster leaving a nightclub drunk because they […] The post Wine cannot be used for binge drinking, says French Minister appeared first on Winetitles. […]