Victorian council hopes to lure foreign investment

THE SWAN HILL COUNCIL is holding farm visits for investors on the Federal Government’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program. The council’s Muriel Scholz said she understood the concerns some people had around foreign investment in Australian agriculture.
But she said the council’s visits were an attempt to expand markets for local produce.
“We encourage people to come in and buy our products,” she said.
“If they are interested in looking at property that’s something we can facilitate as well.”

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Paul Evans resigns from Winemakers' Federation

Paul Evans announced his resignation from the Winemaker’s Federation of Australia (WFA) last week, stepping down from the position of chief executive officer which he held for almost three years. Tony D’Aloisio, WFA president, said under Evans’ control the organisation has undertaken a significant body of work to develop and implemented a recovery plan to lift profitability for wine businesses.

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Mornington Peninsula vintage to be ‘extra special’

PICKING is underway at vineyards across the peninsula with winemakers tipping “something extra special” for the 2016 vintage. David Lloyd, the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association president, said the harvest began seven to 10 days early across southeast Australia. He said optimum conditions across the summer had produced a good crop with potential to make exceptional wine.

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How Millennials (Almost) Killed the Wine Cork

No one is completely sure who first came up with the idea for cork wine stoppers, though legend holds that it was the 17th-century monk Dom Pérignon. Perhaps he does deserve the credit; perhaps some other cellar master was the first to abandon convention and seal his glass wine bottles with cork stoppers over wooden plugs. Regardless of who created the wine cork, the invention would go on to become wildly successful: For the past 400 years, cork has been the preferred material for wine closures.

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