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More Riesling from the ground up

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Following a Winestate award for Australia’s best Riesling last year, Port Augusta’s Boston Bay Wines has cleared one seventh of its vineyard to double Riesling output in two years. The former chardonnay vines, which were originally planted as Riesling in 1984, will return to their former glory. Boston Bay Wines’ Tony Ford said his father grafted the vines in to chardonnay vines but they retained the original Riesling roots. He said they were sawn off at the base and would regrow as full size riesling vines in two years.

Reblogged 2 years ago from www.winebiz.com.au

More consumers buying online

Around one in five regular wine drinkers in Australia have bought wine online recently, making online sales more popular than direct purchases from the cellar door for the first time, according to a new report by Wine Intelligence. The Internet and Social Media Report examined 1006 regular wine drinkers to observe how Australians were finding and buying wine online. Natasha Rastegar, country manager for Wine Intelligence Australia, said the growing use of the online world for wine in Australia was primarily based on a consumer need for pricing transparency.

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