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Winetitles Media to launch App and digital editions

Australia’s major wine industry publisher Winetitles Media has partnered with PressReader, a world leading digital magazine and newspaper content distributor, and will soon launch complete digital editions of the Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker and Wine and Viticulture Journal. This new service will enable grapegrowers and winemakers to access the journals in a format they are familiar with – via smartphone, tablet or desktop device.

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Stand out like a purple cow

There are a number of reasons why grapegrowers, businesses and people in general want to be part of the brown herd. Basically a herd provides comfort and safety, but the trade-off is that it is difficult to stand out and be noticed when part of a herd. The essential ingredient behind building a meaningful brand is to stand out and be noticed, meaning comfort and safety needs to be risked… so being part of a herd is not the best place to be to establish a successful and lasting brand.

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Ambitious ‘Barossa cellar’ project

Conceptual plans for a $4.5 million wine museum to be built on a lush site in Vine Vale were unveiled during a Barons of the Barossa function at the weekend. The ambitious Barossa Cellar project, which would store the region’s most valuable wine collection, has been approved by The Barossa Council with construction hoped to begin later this year. However the project’s success was dependent on the ability to reach an ambitious fundraising target of $3.5 million, after the Barons of Barossa pledged $1 million towards the initiative.

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Winegrowers report on sustainability

New Zealand Winegrowers has released the first ever report on the wine sector’s achievements in sustainability. The report presents data collected from vineyard and winery members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand – one of the first and world-leading sustainability programmes in the international wine sector. The Sustainability Report highlights actions undertaken by the wine industry such as enhancing biodiversity, reducing and recycling by-products, optimising water and energy use, investing in people, protecting soil, and reducing agrichemical use.

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Registrations now open for ‘Aussie wine month’

The biggest celebration of Australian wine, Aussie Wine Month, will return this May to showcase the exceptional quality and diversity of wine produced in our own backyard. Aussie Wine Month gives everyone across the country the chance to learn more and get excited about Australian wine, experience new and legendary Australian wines and discover the stories that make them unique. Registrations are now open for restaurants, bars, cellar doors, retail stores and wine brands to take part in the month long celebration by organising an event or promotion that focuses on Australian wine.

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Registrations now open for ‘Aussie wine month’

The biggest celebration of Australian wine, Aussie Wine Month, will return this May to showcase the exceptional quality and diversity of wine produced in our own backyard. Aussie Wine Month gives everyone across the country the chance to learn more and get excited about Australian wine, experience new and legendary Australian wines and discover the stories that make them unique. Registrations are now open for restaurants, bars, cellar doors, retail stores and wine brands to take part in the month long celebration by organising an event or promotion that focuses on Australian wine.

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Flames stop just 50 metres from vineyard

Alessandro and Wilma Laryn expected to find their vineyard burned to the ground. Instead, they found “a piece of paradise”. Surrounded by blackened hills, some just 50 metres away, their livelihood was intact. The couple’s business, Cracroft Chase Vineyard, is on the northern edge of where wild fire ripped through Christchurch’s Port Hills last week. The Laryns left their property on Wednesday night, fearing the worst.

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Most prized wine grapes on the South Coast

The day of the year the South Coast’s pioneering vigneron always looks forward to happened on Friday when Coolangatta Gold was harvested at Shoalhaven Heads. The Semillon grown at Coolangatta Estate for 20 years now is one of the most awarded wines in Australia. Two blocks of the variety have won more wine show gold than most vineyards could even dream of. But with that comes great pressure. Which is why industry pioneer Greg Bishop and son-in-law Ben Wallis were so relieved to get fine weather to harvest the first block and they hope it holds for the second Semillon pick next week.

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