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Charity auction a wine lover's delight

Events
31 October 2014
A "spectacularly good" 2013 vintage is set to add plenty of buzz to this year's newly-formatted Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Charity Fine Wine Auction. More
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Greek Wine Production Shows Significant Decrease

Industry Trends
31 October 2014
Wine is one of Greece's main products. 2014, however, was not a good year for Greek vineyards as, according to the Greek Wine Federation, production decreased by 15%. More
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Bibendum aquires PLB

Company News
31 October 2014
Two of the UK's largest wine merchants have merged their businesses after restaurant supplier Bibendum agreed to acquire retailer-focused supplier PLB, amid tough trading conditions in the country. More
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Masters degree inspires book on Tasmanian wine industry

General Industry News
31 October 2014
Tasmanian wine writer Tony Walker will offer an opportunity to delve into the state's wine industry when he releases his new book next month More
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Winemakers bare all for saucy calendar

General Industry News
31 October 2014
A bunch of young winemakers have again taken part in a raunchy calendar with the aim of presenting the wine industry as "sexy and modern." More
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Buyers need to sort 'charlatans' from the genuine

Fine Wine
31 October 2014
UK wine merchant Corney & Barrow's recent rejection of a suspect case of 1947 Burgundy illustrates its on-going drive to shut out fakes and build consumer confidence in fine wine. More
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Serious Fraud Office to investigate Tesco

Company News
31 October 2014
The Serious Fraud Office is to carry out a criminal investigation into the finances of UK supermarket Tesco. More
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Grande dame of Silver Heights

People
31 October 2014
Emma Gao is the the winemaker of Silver Heights, a Chinese micro-vineyard, which produces only 40,000 bottles a year. More
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Frost damages Kumeu River Vineyard

Company News
31 October 2014
Kumeu River was hit by frost last weekend which destroyed part of one of their vineyards. A freak overnight change in temperature gave no warning so it had not hired the usual helicopters to protect the vines. More
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Majestic asks suppliers to 'support' new warehouse with discounts

General Industry News
31 October 2014
Majestic has asked some of its suppliers to contribute a 4p per bottle retrospective payment to help fund its new warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, Harpers understands. More
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TWE focuses on travel retail's $1 billion growth opportunity in wine

Company News
31 October 2014
Treasury Wine Estates has identified a $1 billion opportunity to grow wine sales in the global travel retail sector and has strengthened its travel retail sales team to capitalise on the potential growth. More
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Is Treasury discounting Grange?

General Industry News
31 October 2014
Australian liquor retailers are being offered huge discounts on Penfolds Grange for the first time in 35 years in what they say is a move by Treasury Wine Estates to clear out excess stock of Australia's iconic premium wine. More
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Wine research news: the improbable edition

Research
31 October 2014
Some wine research is revelatory: it provides an "aha!" moment for some long-standing grape growing or winemaking question. Some wine research is disappointing: it doesn't come up with the answer we wanted, or an answer at all. And some wine research is just plain weird. This week, a few entries in the weird category: More
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Yealands named NZ's Most Sustainable Large Business

Company News
31 October 2014
Yealand's Estate Wines has been named as the Overall Large Business winner at the Fairfax Sustainable 60 Awards, held in Auckland this week. More
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5 ways millennials are changing the wine world

Wine Marketing
31 October 2014
The 62 million millennials in America who are old enough to drink are rapidly changing the way wine is marketed. More
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Preparing for the Holiday Season, Part I

Wine Marketing
31 October 2014
It's crucial to consider ecommerce fulfillment when planning for the busy holiday season, especially as online shopping grows in popularity. More
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Wine Lovers Should Open Their Palates To Technology To Find Their Next Favorite

Wine Marketing
31 October 2014
Wine preferences are a very personal matter and it's quite understandable that wine lovers are traditionally quite hesitant, and often resistant, to let technology play with their personal palates. More
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Champagne to reduce sulphur dioxide

Winemaking
31 October 2014
Among the many current winemaking developments in Champagne, oxygen management at disgorgment appears a particular focus. More
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Why South Africa's growing in confidence

Industry Trends
31 October 2014
Mike Ratcliffe, managing director of Warwick and Vilafonte wineries in Stellenbosch, tells Geoffrey Dean about the growing confidence in South Africa's industry. More
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What's 97 points between friends?

Industry Trends
31 October 2014
The issue is the growing irrelevance of the 100 point scoring system, rendered largely useless by the artificially inflated scores of many prominent wine critics. More

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