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Price v quality: a question of psychology

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
We must never assume that expensive wine (let's say $30-plus a bottle) is better than wine that sells for less. The sad fact is that even if it was better most of us wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway. More
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Australian wine makers warned not to rort industry tax rebate

General Industry News
31 July 2014
The Australian Taxation Office will crack down on wine makers taking advantage of a tax rebate worth up to half a million dollars annually. More
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Accolade Wines introduces new brands to New Zealand

Company News
31 July 2014
The recent acquisition of award-winning New Zealand wine brands, Mud House and Waipara Hills, by Accolade Wines, the world's leading producer and marketer of New World premium, commercial and value wines, will see more of the company's premium portfolio into New Zealand. More
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NZ Pinot Noir voted best at Chinese Wine 100 Challenge

Accolades
31 July 2014
Craggy Range's single vineyard 2012 Te Muna Road Pinot Noir has won 'Best Pinot Noir' and 'Best New Zealand Pinot Noir' Trophy as well as a gold medal at the 2014 Wine 100 Challenge in Shanghai. More
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The revolutionary new process for extracting the wine must

Winemaking
31 July 2014
An innovative procedure for pressing white grapes and extracting and clarifying the must. The Alfa Laval Foodtec Centrifuge reduces drastically the amount of fermentation residue produced compared to conventional processes, but the same system also extracts the wine More
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James Halliday award winners announced

Events
31 July 2014
James Halliday AM, in association with Wine Companion magazine and Hardie Grant Publishing, has announced the winners of the Qantas epiQure James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards. More
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Can Treasury Wine Estates be the punchbowl of Asia?

Company News
31 July 2014
There's been a lot of talk recently about the best investments currently being in the agricultural sector due to Australia's ability to act as the food bowl of Asia. More
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Argentina's potential debt default could hurt its struggling wine industry

General Industry News
31 July 2014
Argentina is on the brink of defaulting on debt payments for a second time in 13 years over a dispute with hedge fund investors - such a default could seriously damage the country's wine industry. More
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IRI Consulting warns of US food and beverage promo fever

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
IRI Consulting warns that US food and beverage manufacturers risk a significant impact on their profitability when they get sucked into unduly aggressive promotional cycles. More
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China loses its shine

Industry Trends
31 July 2014
China was for long seen by wine exporters as El Dorado - a mysterious place that promised golden rewards if one could but crack the code. But that is now definitively unravelling amid signs that it is all very much more complicated and less promising than that, particularly now that President Xi Jinping has so successfully enforced a crackdown on bribery and luxury goods. More
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Diageo appoints Facebook exec to bolster digital marketing skillset

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
Diageo has appointed a senior Facebook executive to bolster its digital marketing and communications skills. More
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Jagermeister ad banned

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
A Jagermeister ad featuring surfers riding extreme waves on a windswept Icelandic beach has been banned for linking alcohol to "tough and daring behaviour". More
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Champagne region facing crisis

Industry Trends
31 July 2014
The famous tipple is experiencing the moment of truth and, for its birthplace, it's a case of adapt or fizzle out. More
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Walla Walla: Pioneers, Next Gen, Foreign Legion & Millennials

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
Porter's "diamond" analysis can be applied to many regions and industries, even wine. In fact. Nick Velluzzi of the Walla Walla Community College has applied it to his region's wine sector. If you are interested in wine clusters or Walla Walla you should check out his work. More
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Cracking the label code

Research
31 July 2014
Wine Intelligence tested the appeal of commonly found label categories in the US wine market, to see which connect and engage best with different consumers and for different occasions. More
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Top 10 Champagne brands

General Industry News
31 July 2014
As the battle for Champagne supremacy continues, drinks Business round up the region's top 10 leading brands by volume. More
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Three simple steps to improving your digital marketing in China

Wine Marketing
31 July 2014
Online communication in China is an important - arguably the most important - route by which brands can send messages to their potential consumers. Over 600 million people in China use the internet (the largest national online population in the world), mostly from their phones or tablet computers, and mainly for chatting or sharing pictures. More
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Make savings of up to 50% on wine by following Bring A Bottle promotions calendar

Research
31 July 2014
Customers should be buying and stockpiling lager in June and July, and Champagne at Christmas, according to new data from Bring A Bottle which pinpoints exactly when the biggest promotions start across a range of top-selling brands. More
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Is There Consensus Among Wine Critics?: Who Can You Trust?

General Industry News
31 July 2014
How do we know if a high scoring wine rated in one magazine is really a high quality wine, and not just a function of the taste of the person doing the tasting? More
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The Wines of Wall Street

From the Bloggers
31 July 2014
In the '90s and early aughts, wines of a certain type became intrinsic to the Wall Street lifestyle, acting as a liquid corollary of the finance industry's own hedonistic tendencies. But have things changed? Christopher Ross of Punch examines the evolution of Wall Street wine culture. More

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