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  • Chinese customs banned 34 batches of wine from entering country this year
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:10 am

    From January to June 2021, 34 batches of unqualified imported wines were refused entry to China, compared with nine batches over the same period last year. Amongst all, the most unqualified wines were from Australia with 23 batches. Source: The Drinks Business The post Chinese customs banned 34 batches of wine from entering country this year appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Mt Difficulty winemaker resigns
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Matt Dicey steps down after more than 20 years as chief winemaker at the Bannockburn winery Mt Difficulty. His place will be taken by Greg Lane who leaves his position as winemaker for Central Otago winery, Amisfield Wines. Source: The Real Review The post Mt Difficulty winemaker resigns appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Finest drops judged at Cowra Wine Show
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Despite all the COVID confusion, dire pandemic predictions and potential local lockdowns, the 38th Cowra Wine Show (CWS) and sixth Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show (SVWS) took place last week at the Cowra Showground Pavilion. Source: Cowra Guardian The post Finest drops judged at Cowra Wine Show appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Adversity spawns ‘creativity and innovation’ in NZ wine industry
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:33 am

    But from adversity comes creativity and innovation, and I am extremely proud of the way in which both our country and industry has tackled some extremely difficult challenges during this time. And although our second vintage under pandemic conditions felt somewhat easier and less stressful than the first, the far-reaching impacts on how we live The post Adversity spawns ‘creativity and innovation’ in NZ wine industry appeared first on Winetitles.

  • American thirst for low alcohol wine continues
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:32 am

    As the American appetite for wellness and health-oriented food and drink continues, the wine industry is doing all it can to satisfy this desire. Wine shop and grocery store shelves have had to make space for new wine brands or new versions of familiar wines that offer lower alcohol, fewer calories, and less carbohydrates. The The post American thirst for low alcohol wine continues appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Zhengzhou floods cause significant losses to local distributors
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Massive floods ravaged Zhengzhou in the central Chinese province of Henan last week, leading local wine distributors to suffer severe stock losses and damages at their warehouses. Source: The Drinks Business The post Zhengzhou floods cause significant losses to local distributors appeared first on Winetitles.

  • South Korea: Wine imports hit all-time high amid pandemic
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:30 am

    South Korea’s wine imports more than doubled to touch a new high in the first half of the year as more people enjoyed drinking at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, data has shown. Source: The Korea Times The post South Korea: Wine imports hit all-time high amid pandemic appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Fires? Drought? Heat? California wineries’ biggest challenge might be getting insurance
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Drought, fire and smoke, earthquake and a deadly pandemic—Northern California wine country has faced a series of calamities worthy of the Old Testament in recent years. But even the Bible doesn’t warn about insurance companies. Source: Wine Spectator The post Fires? Drought? Heat? California wineries’ biggest challenge might be getting insurance appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Champagne battles mildew to protect 2021 vintage
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Champagne makers have faced a fight to protect their crop from severe outbreaks of mildew fungus in recent weeks, as new figures suggest sales have rebounded in 2021. Source: Decanter The post Champagne battles mildew to protect 2021 vintage appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Studies confirm the unique CO2 balance of natural cork closures
    on July 30, 2021 at 12:26 am

    The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) is proud to share the results of recent studies conducted by three of the world’s largest auditing companies that aimed to measure the positive environmental benefits of cork closures. In a move that should have a profound impact on the way that cork is viewed in wine industries around the The post Studies confirm the unique CO2 balance of natural cork closures appeared first on Winetitles.