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Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

Company News
21 October 2014
The culmination of 30 years of winemaking and 100 years on the land will be celebrated in Wanaka this weekend with the release of Rippon Vineyard's 2012 pinot noir. More
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How To Market Wine When It's Forbidden To Market Wine

Wine Marketing
21 October 2014
Forbes magazine examines two strategies - Word of Mouth, and selling Direct to Consumer - that some Turkish wineries have adopted in order to market their wine in an environment where they're forbidden to market their wine. In a way, it's an interesting return to the essential principles of marketing. More
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Has the fizz gone out of flutes?

General Industry News
21 October 2014
Normal white wine glass emphasises aroma and fizz in more complex wines, says Frederico Lleonart, global ambassador for Pernod Ricard. But simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes as it shows off bubbles better. More
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Champagne marks 10 years of ambassadors

Events
21 October 2014
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador's Awards. More
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Tesco to announce smaller 'black hole'

Company News
21 October 2014
UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the UKP250 million 'black hole' in its accounts - that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago - was overstated by around £25m. Phew! More
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Wine could protect against brittle bones

Research
21 October 2014
A compound found in red wine could one day be used to treat osteoporosis, according to a recent study. More
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French fizz touted for UK success

Industry Trends
21 October 2014
French Cremant and Mousseux are well placed to become the next styles to enjoy a breakthrough in the buoyant UK sparkling wine market. More
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Gamay: NZ's red answer to Sauvignon Blanc?

General Industry News
21 October 2014
The winery that claims to be New Zealand's only Gamay producer has suggested that this grape variety has scope to fulfil a similar role for the country as Sauvignon Blanc. More
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Best vintage in a century

Events
21 October 2014
Winners of tonight's Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards are toasting the vintage of the century. More
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Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

Viticulture
21 October 2014
Let's consider if Genetically Modified grape vines are ever going to be good for us. In order to do that, we have to look at studies that are being done independently, many of which are happening outside of the United States, as regards other crops. More
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What future for Burgundy's vignerons?

Industry Trends
21 October 2014
Roland Lavantureux runs a small domaine in Chablis, not just growing his family's Chardonnay grapes, but bottling their produce. He recently worked out that it would almost make financial sense for him to pull the cork on every bottle sitting in his cellars and sell their contents in bulk to one of the army of small negociants that has mushroomed in Burgundy, so crazily high are bulk-wine prices currently in the world's favourite fine-wine region. More
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UC Davis flying high with vineyard drones

Viticulture
21 October 2014
UC Davis recently began the use of a Yamaha helicopter drone to spray pesticides on its Oakville vineyard. The helicopter, called an RMAX, allows vineyard workers to control the helicopter from the ground. More
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Wine experts in war of words over fine wine as worthwhile investment

Fine Wine
21 October 2014
Wine experts are at loggerheads over whether it's worth investing in fine wine or not. More
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Moody's predicts continued shrinking profit margins for UK's big four grocers

Industry Trends
21 October 2014
Moody's, one of the biggest international credit rating agency, predicts that Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, and Morrisons will see continued to see dwindling profit margins over the next 12 to 18 months. More
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Researcher uses mathematics to save grapevines from disease

Research
21 October 2014
A University of Sydney researcher is using mathematical modelling to help save century old Italian grapevines currently being ravaged by an aggressive insect-borne disease. More
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Male brains are programmed to choose sex over food

Research
21 October 2014
According to new research, male brains are automatically programmed to choose sex. More
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Malbec becoming more 'Michelangelo'

Winemaking
21 October 2014
Limestone soils and new winemaking techniques are turning Argentine Malbecs from "Schwarzenegger" to "Michelangelo", according to one wine consultant. More
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There is plenty of life - and money - in wine investment

Fine Wine
21 October 2014
I read Stephen Forward's article entitled "It's time wine investment was consigned to the history books" with interest, not so much because I am a partner at a FCA authorised asset management company that specialises in fine wine investment, and therefore have more than a passing interest in the subject, but because it is rather inconsistent and ill-conceived. More
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Do wine reviews matter?

Wine Marketing
20 October 2014
According to the Wine Market Council, the majority of high-frequency wine drinkers (those who drink wine more than once a week) find wine reviews important when choosing a wine. More
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Jimmy Watson trophy win means best red wine is just $30

Accolades
20 October 2014
Stephen Pannell's 2013 SC Pannell Syrah from the Adelaide Hills impresses judges in Australia's top red wine awards More

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