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Record Washington winegrape harvest in 2014

The 2014 winegrape harvest in Washington totalled a record 227,000 tons, an eight per cent increase over the year before, the industry reported. Last year was the third record harvest in a row, and if the weather cooperates, the industry group Washington State Wine expects 2015 will be another top year, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Tuesday. The wine industry is growing, and new plantings are beginning to produce fruit, said Steve Warner, president of Washington State Wine. The organization based in Seattle represents licensed wineries and grapegrowers in the state.

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California’s bumper 2014 harvest means overstock on bulk wine, broker warns

California produced a “shed-load” of wine – 4 million tonnes – in the chronic drought conditions of 2014, which will lead to an inventory surplus, a top bulk broker has warned. The bumper harvest came on the back of two large vintages – and cheaper wines and their growers, will struggle to find a market, experts have said. “What will happen if they find some rain?” asked Daniel Murphy, of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company. “At 4.2 million tonnes, then you’ve got a problem.”

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New Zealand wineries increase profitability again in 2014

Winegrowers are enjoying increased profitability, according to the Deloitte Vintage 2014 survey. The survey divides producers into five categories according to size: those with turnover higher than $20m (A$21m), those between $10m and $20m, those between $5m and $10m, $1.5m to $5m, and those below $1.5m. For the first time in seven years it found that all categories reported profitability before tax. Furthermore, it reported that since 2010 there has been a general trend of growing profitability. This run comes despite concerns over the impact of oversupply, high levels of external debt, the financial crisis and the turbulent bulk market

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2014 in Placemaking: A Quiet Movement Takes Root

2014 was a remarkable year for Placemaking, and as PPS prepares to enter its 40th year at the helm of this growing movement, we are energized and humbled by the incredible forward motion we helped to generate throughout the past year. In communities all over the world, we are seeing a new focus on Place Governance, as Placemaking has emerged as a way to address and bring together multiple causes—from transportation and local economies, to public health and sustainability. With Placemaking taking root in more and more communities worldwide, this year PPS watched, proudly and in awe, as many of the projects we helped to get off the ground began to take on a life of their own. Many of the projects that PPS helped to nurture in their visionary stages have indeed grown into spectacular places in 2014 …READ MORE

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Food: EU consumers to benefit from better labelling as of 13 December 2014

As of 13 December 2014, new EU food labelling rules, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, will ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food content, and help them make informed choices about what they eat. However, rules relating to mandatory nutritional labelling for processed food will only apply from 13 December 2016. Food business operators have been given three years to ensure a smooth transition towards the new labelling regime for prepacked and non-prepacked foods…READ MORE

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Wine Australia presents Australia Day Tasting 2014 at Lindley Hall, London

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Australia Day Tasting – the biggest event for Australian Wine in the UK calendar. The event was held at London’s Lindley Hall on January 30, 2014 and showcased 80 tables of exhibitors. We also introduced Dine Australia, a new initiative to celebrate Australia’s food and wine pairing, which was a delicious success.
Kind Regards,
Wine Australia UK/Ire/Eu team

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Wine Australia presents ProWein 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany

Wine Australia has returned from Europe’s largest wine fair, ProWein, after hosting three days of business meetings, networking opportunities and trading ventures.

ProWein is considered one of the most important wine events on the world stage; this year attracting 48,000 visitors to the Messe Hall in Düsseldorf, Germany. In its 20th year, ProWein 2014 was joined by 4830 exhibitors from 47 countries who together supported a diverse programme of events and made it the biggest fair on record.

Wine Australia’s stand showcased 250 wines from 25 producers across nine regions in four states. This snapshot highlighted the variety within the category and enabled visitors to taste through regions as iconic as South Australia’s Barossa and McLaren Vale and as boutique as Victoria’s King Valley and New South Wales’ Tumbarumba. Many of these producers were seeking European distribution and were able to conduct business during the fair.

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