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  • SA border strengthened by PQS review
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:30 am

    New phylloxera conditions in South Australia’s Plant Quarantine Standard (PQS) will help prevent the vine-killing insect from entering the state. Changes to the PQS have been approved by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Hon. Tim Whetstone and will apply from 21 July 2020. The review of the phylloxera-related conditions in SA’s The post SA border strengthened by PQS review appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New restrictions on the number of Group M3 and Group M5 fungicide sprays
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Changes to the recommendations for Group M3 and Group M5 fungicides will appear in the 2020/2021 ‘Dog book’. The recommended number of sprays of Group M3 fungicides is now limited to no more than three sprays per season. The Group M3 fungicides are known collectively as dithiocarbamates. The dithiocarbamate active constituents registered for use in The post New restrictions on the number of Group M3 and Group M5 fungicide sprays appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Winemakers of Rutherglen announce ‘Winery Walkabout the House’ online festival 2020
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:27 am

    One of Victoria’s longest running and iconic wine festivals -the famed Rutherglen Winery Walkabout- hosted by Winemakers of Rutherglen has this year announced their much-anticipated event will take place online in the comfort of your own home on Saturday June 6, 2020. In line with current Covid-19 social distancing restrictions- Winery Walkabout the House will The post Winemakers of Rutherglen announce ‘Winery Walkabout the House’ online festival 2020 appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Australia loses big if China ties unravel
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:25 am

    The value of Australia’s deep economic engagement with China has never been more contested. In 2016, the Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) Peter Jennings warned that “if Beijing wants to adopt politically coercive policies, it’s in a fairly strong position to do so with us because of that level of trade The post Australia loses big if China ties unravel appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Taking NZ wine carbon neutral to lure younger buyers
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Reducing emissions has become a key issue for producers and growers, with industry body New Zealand Winegrowers recently announcing its intention for the industry to be carbon neutral by 2050. But the Zero Carbon Act, passed in November, has given the industry a renewed focus. The post Taking NZ wine carbon neutral to lure younger buyers appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Blog: Wine sales defy doom and gloom
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:22 am

    The US wine industry is experiencing an unusually good time during the pandemic lockdown. Two months into the COVID-19 economic crisis and the outlook for the wine industry is surprisingly great. Wine sales are up by enough in the grocery and chain stores measured by Nielsen to offset the complete collapse of restaurant and tasting The post Blog: Wine sales defy doom and gloom appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Oregon winery deploys UV light technology in HVAC systems
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Willamette Valley Vineyards, which is reopening its Estate Tasting Room and winery kitchen in Turner, Oregon today, installed UV light filtration technology inside its HVAC systems this week to reduce bacteria and viruses in room air. The company will use the technology for all three of its tasting rooms. The post Oregon winery deploys UV light technology in HVAC systems appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Pink Prosecco gets the green light
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:20 am

    In news that will likely be music to Prosecco producers’ ears, the Italian government has finally given the go ahead for the production of pink Prosecco. The vast majority of Prosecco DOC members had backed the proposal to allow producers to make pink expressions of their popular fizz. Image: The Drinks Business The post Pink Prosecco gets the green light appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Encore Vineyards prepares to meet creditors to resolve claims
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Business succession can challenge even forward-thinking entrepreneurs, as efforts to prevent the demise of Time Winery in British Columbia shows. Time is operated by Encore Vineyards Ltd., which sought protection from creditors May 7 while it finalised plans to restructure its business. The post Encore Vineyards prepares to meet creditors to resolve claims appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New vegan wine brand launches with eco-friendly packaging
    on May 25, 2020 at 12:17 am

    This week, the founders of wine-subscription service Winc launched new vegan brand The Wonderful Wine Co. (WWC). While Winc previously offered curated vegan wines alongside non-vegan ones, WWC was created as an exclusively vegan brand that focuses on environmentally friendly practices. The wines are made with organic grapes grown on pesticide-free land and are low The post New vegan wine brand launches with eco-friendly packaging appeared first on Winetitles.