…investment portfolio sank by nearly $ 50 million. Previously, De Bortoli's sharemarket plays had been a wind in its sails, with profits from its stock trading eclipsing wine earnings in 2011, but a series of poor investment decisions, including a huge exposure to collapsed North Queensland mining giant Kagara, has shunted the Griffith-based wine group deep into the red, reports The Age.
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I have returned with another volume in my fun series: Authors, Alcohol & Accolades . Please check Volume 1 for links to all of the prior installments. Each installment showcases some of my favorite authors, and I have returned to highlight more, and to delve into their drinks of choice. I have found this to …
…new generation mostly in their twenties hasn't really digested the role and importance of critics, and has real questions about what we do, and about how they should behave with respect to us. Are we dinosaurs in the Age of Twitter, or are we experts worth heeding? I look forward to enlightening them on these points. As for "is it okay to buy bad wine if you like it?" , Wow. Where to begin? That could be the topic of an entire class.
Australia's biggest winemaker, Accolade Wines, has jumped on board the low-calorie bandwagon to launch its own skinny wines in the US and will link in with Weight Watchers to sell its product. The move comes after rival Treasury Wine Estates, owner of Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Rosemount Estate, released its own low-calorie wines in the US in January, reportedly selling 100,000 cases already, reports The Age.
Visiting wine writers have been surprised at Marlborough's forward-thinking character, especially in relation to Sauvignon Blanc, the variety that has lifted the nation to the height of wine acclaim. Melbourne-based wine writer Jeni Port, who contributes to publications including The Age and Winestate magazine, said she was "struck", but at the same time intrigued, to hear discussions about ageing Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that traditionally should not be left to cellar, …
…splashed on the front cover " New Zealand Pinot Noir Comes of Age." In general I am not a fan of the 100 point system or large publications having such a rampant impact on the success or failure of wines, wineries, regions, even countries. However, when one of these industry " Super Powers" puts its considerable weight behind a wine by bestowing it with a 90+ point rating, or as in this case, many 90+ ratings, behind a whole category, New Zealand Pinot Noir, …
…Americans on a diet. Sourcing grapes from its northern Californian vineyards to produce a wine that contains up to one-third fewer calories than standard wines, Treasury Wine Estate's new Skinny Vine label has reportedly sold 100,000 cases since its launch in January. It is seeking to break into a multibillion-dollar market segment typically populated by women who enjoy a drink but are watching their weight, reports The Age.
…Evan Dawson provides thrilling answers in Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. After spending two years on the road, in the cellars, and in the vineyards with these talented men and women, Dawson tells their deeply personal stories in a way that stitches the new, emerging story of the region together. Some of the winemakers had to overcome family tragedy; others found love or returned home to follow their hearts. This is a wine book without focusing …
It's a $ 4.3 billion industry employing around 52,000 people, and on any given day 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed worldwide, according to Wine Australia. But among those figures about Australia's iconic wine industry, one is missing: the number of women working in it. The few figures that are available are rough, but they do suggest women are making significant inroads in this traditionally male-dominated field, reports The Age.
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