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Thursday 23 May 2024 in Business, Corporate, News

Australian Vintage in trading halt

The struggling publicly-listed company Australian Vintage Ltd (AVG) – which has been in talks with…
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Thursday 23 May 2024 in Grapegrowing, News, Riverland

It’s a big ‘No’ from Riverland growers

Members of the CCW Co-Operative in the Riverland have voted against a proposal by Accolade…
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Tuesday 21 May 2024 in Diversity, News, Women in Wine

More women taking key roles in wine

Ten years on from one of the world’s first published studies of its kind, there…
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Sunday 19 May 2024 in Barossa, Eden Valley, News, Winemaking

Eden Valley release elevates Gibson

Gibson Wines has headed to the Barossa’s high country to elevate its premium Shiraz offer,…
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Hong Kong, NZ and the UK drive export value growth

Australian wine exports declined by one percent in value to $1.88 billion and two percent…
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Feeling the vibe in Vietnam

Sales of Australian wine in Vietnam reached $11.5 million last year – double what they…
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China big news, but don’t forget America

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SA Shiraz showcased in Bordeaux

South Australian Shiraz is being showcased at the iconic La Cité du Vin wine museum…
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Wine clubs: true believers one and all

The retail shelves have never been more competitive – which means a well-run wine club…
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Creating value for wineries

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Eden Valley release elevates Gibson

Gibson Wines has headed to the Barossa’s high country to elevate its premium Shiraz offer,…
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Penfolds pops cork on new Champagne

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Well done Stephanie Toole from Mount Horrocks - Clare Valley Wine Hall of Fame Legend. Along with Andrew Pike, Neil Paulett, Roly Birks and Peter Barry. Story on the site. @mounthorrocks @paulett_wines @jimbarrywines @pikeswines #Clare #Legends #wine #awards #galanight
Hatch Wines Vesey McLaren Vale Shiraz 2022 scores 93 points from Mike Bennie. “This is a heftier but well balanced McLaren Vale Shiraz. It’s imbued with dark cherry, mocha and cola characters with spicy, cinnamon and clove seasoning as dressing. The palate smooth, supple, gentle in tannins, but all of the generosity feels wrapped up nicely and finishes long and satisfying with a gentle chew of spice and forest berry fruitiness. It’s all in the flow.” $52. @hatchwines_chw #McLarenVale #Shiraz
Kaesler Reach For The Sky Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2021 scores 92 points from Tyson Stelzer in WBM. “Grenache is in a confident place in the cool 2021 season, well backed by the depth and structure of old vine Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Dark fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate hold long and strong on the finish. Great value and integrity from Kaesler.” $35. @kaeslerwine #Barossa #Grenache #Shiraz #Mourvedre #wine
Arras Grand Vintage Tasmania 2015 scores 95 points from Tyson Stelzer in WBM. “All the magnitude and enticing complexity of the Arras universe are captured here, led confidently by the white stone fruits, citrus and butter of Chardonnay. Seven years on lees have blessed it with beautifully silky texture, white almond complexity and layers of spice, almost fruit mince spice. It holds outstanding line and length. Another benchmark vintage for Arras.” $94. @houseofarras  #Tasmania #bubbles 🥂
Brand & Sons Sanctuary Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 scores 94 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “Dark fruited, some Xmas cake elements, cassis, pretty spice notes, some faint mintiness. Lush in texture, quite woody-spicy with lots of dark and blue fruit flavours with some cola, sweet liquorice, spice and herbs. Good texture here, slinky and shaped with lithe tannins. A regal beast, if that’s a thing.” $150. @brandandsons_wines  #Coonawarra #Cabernet #regal #beast #wine 🍷

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