Italian grape harvest gives cause for celebration

Italy’s growers breathe a sigh of relief as the weather ensures a good harvest so far. Italian producers and growers are optimistic about the 2015 harvest, after a fine summer ensured the disaster of last year was not repeated. Bad weather saw a much-reduced harvest in 2014, both in terms of quantity and quality, but this year’s glorious summer weather has put smiles back on growers’ faces, according to Italy’s Wine News website.

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Wine globalisation set to continue

The past two decades have seen globalisation of the world’s wine markets proceed like never before, in both speed and comprehensiveness. There was a degree of trade expansion in the five decades to World War I but, until the late 20th century, interactions across continents involved little more than the exporting of vine cuttings and traditional production expertise. Indeed most wine was consumed in the country of production, and those countries were mostly in Europe.

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Wine Industry welcomes progress with South Korea Trade Deal

New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes news that the Tariff Amendment Bill was passed through Parliament on Friday, a big step towards implementing the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea. Philip Gregan, New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive officer, said the negotiators have achieved a great outcome for the wine industry. “Tariff free access into South Korea at the time the agreement comes into force represents a significant boost to our export ambitions in one of the key Asian markets,” he said.

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