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Move over merlot?

General Industry News
20 August 2014
Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. palates. More
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Farr Vintners buys Magnum Fine Wines

Company News
20 August 2014
London-based fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has purchased fellow London merchant Magnum Fine Wines. More
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Beetles to fight bush fly menace in Oz

Viticulture
20 August 2014
A new species of European beetle has been deployed in Australia to fight swarms of bush flies wreaking havoc on the region's wine industry. More
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Amphora brings fine wine to India

Fine Wine
20 August 2014
UK-based wine investment company Amphora Portfolio Management has partnered with a Mumbai consultancy to bring fine wine to Indian investors. More
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Entrepreneur arrested over viagra drink

Other Beverages
20 August 2014
A Chinese alcohol manufacturer accused of sneaking viagra into his drinks in a bid to boost sales has been arrested. More
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Italian Harvest Starts Early as Weather Improves

Vintage and Harvest Reports
20 August 2014
The Italian grape harvest is underway, with grower organizations promising less quantity but more quality from the 2014 vintage. More
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Exclusive Club Marries Wine and Business for High-End Networkers

Wine Marketing
20 August 2014
The International Business and Wine Society hosts monthly dinners where club members talk about business, get an exclusive themed wine tutorial, and chow down on imaginative cuisine. More
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Barrel-Aged Beer Is Making a Comeback

Other Beverages
20 August 2014
Inside B United's brewery, there is an anomaly: a room where beer is being aged not in huge industrial steel tanks, but in hundreds of hand-me-down wooden barrels. More
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Craft beer bonanza tipped for kiwi brewers

Other Beverages
20 August 2014
New Zealand could become a "superpower" of the global craft beer market, with demand for Kiwi brews expected to triple over the next decade, partly as a result of increasing Asian demand, according to research by ANZ. More
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Whetting China's growing appetite for fine wine

General Industry News
20 August 2014
One of the offshoots of China's economic rise has been a sharpening of the taste buds for red wine. According to the industry group Vinexpo, China is the biggest consumer of wine in the world, quaffing more than 1.9 billion bottles of red wine last year, which marks an 136 per cent increase on 2008. More
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"Don't miss the point with US millennials"

Wine Marketing
20 August 2014
Wine Intelligence believes the millennial impact on the current US wine market has been overstated but says only those firms that cater for their future buying habits will survive. More
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ATO targets rorts of wine tax rebate scheme

General Industry News
20 August 2014
THE Australian tax office is clamping down on winemakers after several audacious rorts of the $300 million Wine Equalisation Tax rebate scheme, including a producer who claimed the rebate 12 times on a single sale. More
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Do Different Drinks Cause Different Kinds of Drunk?

Research
20 August 2014
According to io9, different kinds of alcohol might actually produce different brands of drunk. In other words, that friend who insists tequila makes him "go crazy" may have a point. More
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Are direct-to-consumer sales really failing to lift the wine industry?

Wine Marketing
20 August 2014
The greater profitability of direct sales should be intuitive, but it's likely even more important to wineries than you think. More
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What Online Wine Stores Can Learn From Omnichannel

Wine Marketing
20 August 2014
As a wine company, maintaining a retail-based presence is tricky at its best. Given the budgets on hand and revenue a wine merchant makes on a given basis, it's impractical for most to set up a retail operation outside of a small shop at the winery itself. More
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A winery digicom manager on his job

Wine Marketing
20 August 2014
Mark Gordon is senior digital communications manager for La Crema Winery. He oversees all digital media outreach for the company's various brands, including social media, blogs, and web development and design. More
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A Pragmatic Approach to Using Wine Ratings

Education
20 August 2014
See how wine ratings work, know their shortcomings, and then get a few pragmatic solutions that will improve how you buy wine. More
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Shall We Put a Cork in It?

Wine Closures
20 August 2014
Few topics regarding a bottle of wine generate more impassioned and diverse opinions than the type of closure used. More
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The New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Competition

Events
20 August 2014
This competition takes place for the first time this year and entries are now open. More
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Concha y Toro looks south for old-vine País

Company News
20 August 2014
Concha y Toro is to launch a Pais and Cinsault blend from old vines in Maule and the Itata Valley under its upmarket Marques de Casa Concha label. More

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