17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Australia

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On Daily Wine News 18 hours ago.
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Latest figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China, underlining the earnings impact of the central government's austerity drive and crackdown on ostentatious banquets to the local wine sector.

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A dozen of Australia's most talented female winemakers gathered in South Australia's Coonawarra for a celebration of food, wine and regional produce. The idea of the 'Sips in the Sticks' event came about when Coonawarra winemaker Sue Bell of Bellwether Wines noticed a lack of regional events. Now in its second year, the event is chance to build relationships between consumers and producers.

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 2 days ago.
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Wine marketers have learned to play the lifestyle card and the Australians are betting heavily on it for their Restaurant Australia wine/food/tourism promotion. Wine magazines are on the band wagon with the rest of the media.

Although wine is my serious focus, I must say that I found the lifestyle aspects of the new Wine Enthusiast engaging and entertaining. Don't judge me too harshly for this statement. It is easy to criticize the lifestyle marketing trend, but I think that magazines …

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 3 days ago.
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Ten years on lees and produced from what Bird In Hand consider their most exceptional fruit. Some 250-odd bottles were produced. Ambitious project for a mature, distinctive sparkling wine style here. To be considered also is a price point that makes quite a statement in Australia sparkling wine production...

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Easter is not as big a celebration in Australia as it is here - well, it wasn't in my family, anyway. But never one to say no to a party, I've fully embraced the tradition since moving to the UK.

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…over a glass of Col Fondo, and all of a sudden folks started appearing. Matt from Australia, Walter from Holland, engaged folks. Light, bright, happy. Sure we all have problems, who doesn't? But this is the wine business, not cleaning up a nuclear reactor that has melted down. It's joyous work.

I could go on and on. At Vinitaly there are loads of folks I am happy to call friend and colleague, my extended Italian wine family. My Italian wine daughters, Sara and Valeria

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…deciding to move into wine. Cutting her teeth in Bordeaux, Argentina and Australia, Filipa then returned home and acquired her own vines. Filipa explained her imperative "There are so many abandoned plots in our region, with amazing old vines. It moved me to start my project - I want to show people that these old vineyards can make amazing wines". Filipa's estate Baga and " Nossa Calcario" are all the proof that's needed, with their dark, savoury characters …

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By Matt Parish of JancisRobinson.com 9 days ago.
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Naked Wines recently invaded both Australia and California. Here, chief winemaker Matt Parish, who has worked for a wide range of companies small and, particularly, large, spills the beans about how wines are priced. Of course there is more than a hint of hype about his employers in what he writes.

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In the past couple of years the artisan wine scene has positively exploded in Australia. Daniel will be talking about a group of young, iconoclastic Aussie winemakers, who share a love of music, poetry, food and natural wine.

4.00 - 5.00 pm - John Wurdeman, Rafa Bernabe, Giusto Occhipinti

"Feats of Clay" - a winemakers' perspective on qvevri, tinajas and amphora wines.

April 14th

2.00 - 3.00 pm - Salvo Foti from I Vigneri

Viticulture and winemaking on …

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Italy), the Rhone Valley ( France) and Australia. One of Ido's first steps into the wine industry was as an intern in 2003 with Israel's first boutique winery, Margalit.

When he's not busy helping to produce about one million bottles of very well-respected wine at Recanati, he's often busy with his family cult winery, the Lewinsohn Winery. Lewinsohn's Garage de Papa Rouge and Blanc labels produce a modest 7,000 bottles. If this wasn't enough …

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