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  • World Trade Organisation to examine China’s tariffs on Australian wine industry
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:07 am

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to examine China’s tariffs on imported Australian wine amid ongoing political and economic tensions. The dispute settlement body, which met behind closed doors on Tuesday, agreed to Australia’s second request after its first attempt was blocked by China in September. The post World Trade Organisation to examine China’s tariffs on Australian wine industry appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Crittenden’s Savagnin wins big at Drink Easy Awards
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur 2016 Savagnin has been awarded Australia's Best Overall Drink in the 2021 Drink Easy Awards. After Savagnin suffered something of an identity crisis from being misidentified to Australian growers as Albariño, the variety is performing well. The post Crittenden’s Savagnin wins big at Drink Easy Awards appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Agriculture boom real but still a tough gig
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    There is something of an in-joke circulating between agricultural journalists presently in that those writing about the beef industry are running out of superlatives to describe the rise of the cattle market. There’s only so many times one can write “records smashed” or that prices had “entered the stratosphere”. The post Agriculture boom real but still a tough gig appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New Zealand’s grapegrowers are flocking to sheep
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Sheep are becoming popular. Sending flocks of sheep through vines is a low-impact way to mow, weed, and fertilize a vineyard. And New Zealand has a lot of sheep — 27 million of them, which means they outnumber the people five to one. The post New Zealand’s grapegrowers are flocking to sheep appeared first on Winetitles.

  • International Wineries for Climate Action releases first annual report
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) presented its first Annual Report at a press briefing in London on 25 October, with Miguel A. Torres, Rob Symington and guest presenter Fiona Macklin from the UN-backed Race to Zero Campaign. The post International Wineries for Climate Action releases first annual report appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Shipping port backlog to continue ‘at least’ through mid-2022
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    The congestion outside of America’s ports has led to $24 billion in goods floating outside of California’s Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, according to CNN. As the goods sit on the water, costs are rising for consumers, shipments are delayed, and there are fewer purchasing options on store shelves. The problem, the outlet added, The post Shipping port backlog to continue ‘at least’ through mid-2022 appeared first on Winetitles.

  • US: Researcher gets NSF-backed grant to study wildfires’ effects on farmworkers
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Michael Méndez of the University of California, Irvine has received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Centre for Atmospheric Research’s Early Career Faculty Innovator Program. It will fund a joint project with researchers at NCAR – which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation – to explore the disparate treatment of undocumented Latino/Latina and The post US: Researcher gets NSF-backed grant to study wildfires’ effects on farmworkers appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Building a wine subscription model
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    The traditional wine club has gone online and re-emerged as a strong subscription proposition for businesses of all shapes and sizes, as Jo Gilbert reports from Harpers’ SITT panel discussion. The wine club has come quite a way from the day of mail-order deliveries. Long gone are the days of the old format, where 12.75cl The post Building a wine subscription model appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Despite pandemic, wine course enrolment doubles at Napa Valley Wine Academy
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    The Napa Valley Wine Academy has managed to nearly double its enrolment since 2019, remaining on par with global Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) trends following the pandemic. “2020 proved to be surprisingly strong,” said Catherine Bugue, Director of Education at NVWA. The post Despite pandemic, wine course enrolment doubles at Napa Valley Wine Academy appeared first on Winetitles.

  • New survey reveals most wineries not fully prepared to sell wine online
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Consulting firm Salisbury Creative Group surveyed 500 winery websites, as well as their corresponding social pages, to better understand the current state of readiness for optimising selling more wine online. The post New survey reveals most wineries not fully prepared to sell wine online appeared first on Winetitles.