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  • From polarising to popular: why Chardonnay is back in fashion
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Today is International Chardonnay Day, and sales data show that this white wine is back in fashion – and customers are happy to pay for it. Chardonnay is arguably the wine world’s most polarising variety, but new statistics show it is experiencing double-digit growth in Australia – and wine lovers are happy to pay for […] The post From polarising to popular: why Chardonnay is back in fashion appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Wine Communicators of Australia presents trends and innovations in the wine industry
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:12 am

    This June, the Victorian chapter of Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) invites local wine and hospitality professionals to join them for a panel event at Treasury Wine Estates in Melbourne. This activity provides an opportunity for participants to hear about the latest trends and innovation currently faced in the wine industry from four panelists. The […] The post Wine Communicators of Australia presents trends and innovations in the wine industry appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Tasmanian winemaker enters voluntary administration
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Tasmanian wine and cider producer Winemaking Tasmania Pty Ltd has been placed into voluntary administration, with the appointment of Andrew Yeo and David Vasudevan of Pitcher Partners. Yeo and Vasudevan will oversee continued trading of the company while an independent assessment is undertaken regarding the future of the company. The administrators will work with the […] The post Tasmanian winemaker enters voluntary administration appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Sir Ian Botham’s high expectations of his Australian wine sales
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Cricket legend, Sir Ian Botham has announced he expects his Australian wine range to sell one million bottles by the end of 2019; he believes 70 per cent of that will come from Britain through Waitrose, while Australia, and the rest of the world, will contribute 15% each. Source: Kalkine Media The post Sir Ian Botham’s high expectations of his Australian wine sales appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Usefulness of Wine Export Certification questioned
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Until now, no one had been able to export New Zealand wine without a Wine Export Certificate; Air New Zealand has applied to the Ministry of Primary Industries for exemption from the scheme. Kevin Joyce, principal of Marlborough Wine Ltd, has objected to this exemption and questioned the usefulness of the certification scheme, calling it […] The post Usefulness of Wine Export Certification questioned appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • UK drinkers preference for Fairtrade bottles
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Fairtrade wine is becoming increasingly popular, with 39% of Fairtrade shoppers seeking out the Fairtrade label on wines and spirits, an increase of 10% from 2010. “we’re seeing increasing availability of Fairtrade wine in the UK, with more of a higher quality,” says Sarah Singer of the Fairtrade Foundation. Source: Harpers The post UK drinkers preference for Fairtrade bottles appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • E&J Gallo-Constellation deal put on hold
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:09 am

    The $1.7 billion deal between Constellation Brands and E&J Gallo Winery may not be completed until the second half of calendar year 2019 instead of by the end of May. The deal, announced on April 3, is pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Source: Wine Business The post E&J Gallo-Constellation deal put on hold appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Owl pest control in Sonoma
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 23, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Quail Hill Vineyard in Sonoma County employs owls as a natural pest control, protecting grapevines from gophers and voles. Vineyard manager Jason Stalling says “gophers will chew through the base of a young vine in a single feeding session”, while voles go for fully mature vines. Source: The Press Democrat The post Owl pest control in Sonoma appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Betwixt and between: Ken Helm rationalises his use of the term ‘half dry’
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Journalist Rhys Howlett talked to Canberra winemaker Ken Helm, whose passion for Riesling led him to establishing the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, to hear his thoughts on the nomenclature used to describe Riesling styles and the reasoning behind his use of the term ‘half dry’ to define those that fall in the midway point between […] The post Betwixt and between: Ken Helm rationalises his use of the term ‘half dry’ appeared first on Winetitles. […]

  • Wine Australia China Roadshow: fast facts on Tianjin, Hangzhou, Kunming and Shenzhen
    by Eleanor Danenberg on May 22, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Over the next eight days, Wine Australia’s annual China Roadshow will visit Tianjin, Hangzhou, Kunming and Shenzhen: The cities were selected on several socioeconomic indicators including disposable income and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Wine Australia considers some statistics and facts about these cities. Source: Wine Australia The post Wine Australia China Roadshow: fast facts on Tianjin, Hangzhou, Kunming and Shenzhen appeared first on Winetitles. […]