New low-cal wine comes with nutritional panel

Sileni Estates is offering wine lovers the chance to lighten up their glass of wine with the launch of a new range of lower-calorie wines. Each bottle will include a full nutritional panel, a move which is rare in the wine industry. “Our Wisp range of wines was created to deliver fewer calories in the glass, without compromising on flavour. Every bottle includes a food-style nutritional panel, outlining total kilojoules and total sugar, providing transparency for consumers,” says Graeme Avery, Sileni Estates chief executive. Avery says his background in healthcare publishing was motivation to produce a wine for health-conscious wine drinkers. The use of a nutritional panel provides full disclosure, ensuring people know exactly what they’re drinking.

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Robert Hill-Smith reveals his wine tips

Robert Hill-Smith, Yalumba managing director and incoming chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine speaks to Sydney Taste about why 2015 is an exciting time for wine. “Never be intimidated by fashion. Drink what you like but always upgrade. Too many wine sippers lack the confidence in their own tastes. However, my rule is to make the next bottle a better version of whatever I am drinking. Sometimes that’s a serious problem!” Hill-Smith said. “Right now we are selling a lot of Yalumba “The Scribbler” Cabernet Shiraz 2012. It’s a blinder from the greatest vintage for reds in a long time and a traditional Yalumba blend of Barossa-grown Cabernet and Shiraz and a recent gold medal winner in a highly reputable wine show.”

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Fracking banned for five years by Tasmanian Government

The Tasmanian Government will ban the controversial mining practice known as fracking for another five years. Fracking involves injecting liquid at high pressure into underground rocks to extract oil or gas, and the practice has sparked controversy in New South Wales and Queensland. Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff, who declared a one-year fracking moratorium in March 2014, considered 155 submissions on the subject. Rockliff said there was uncertainty around fracking, and his decision would “protect Tasmania’s reputation for producing fresh, premium and safe produce”.

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NZ and Australia tie in the Trans-Tasman wine battle

New Zealand Winegrowers injected some old fashioned rivalry in ‘The Great Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge’ on Thursday evening in Auckland ahead of the New Zealand and Australia Cricket World Cup game at the weekend. The two nations channelled their trans-Tasman rivalry as they met head-to-head in a blind wine tasting. After some rigorous judging lead by Bob Campbell MW and Nick Stock, the ‘dream team’ of top 12 wines turned out to be a perfect split from Australia and New Zealand with each nation claiming six places each. Australian wine, Campbells Merchant Prince Rare Rutherglen Muscat NV, was crowned “player of the match”.

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