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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Australia

Whisky study could give rise to barley ‘vineyards’

A project to determine the perfect grain of barley for distilling whisky could pave the way for barley ‘vineyards’, viewed in much the same way as the world’s wine regions.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Hardys: the only way is up

Among the many challenges facing Hardys in its current upmarket push is making sure consumers understand what sort of style to expect from cooler climate wines.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Pacific press

“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Moët moves Aussie winemaker to Napa

Moët Hennessy’s wine division has moved winemaker Robert Mann from Margaret River’s Cape Mentelle to Napa’s Newton Vineyard.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Former Aussie MP in wine tour expenses trial

A case brought against former Australian MP Peter Slipper is heating up after he admitted paying for trips to wineries with tax-funded taxi vouchers.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Pub staff risk blindness, warn doctors

Two staff who suffered “horrific” burns to their face and eyes while cleaning out a beer line have prompted doctors to call for tougher safety measures in Australia.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Craft brewer wins trademark battle

An Australian craft brewer has won the right to continue using its name after a two-year legal battle with beer giant SABMiller.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie wine value rises as volume drops

The average value of Australian wine exports has increased, despite volume decreasing by 6% over the past 12 months.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds locked in Chinese legal battle

Treasury Wine Estates has been taken to court over the use of its adopted Chinese name for Penfolds, “Ben Fu”, after a court verdict was appealed.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine bottle foils robbery

A bottle of red wine was all that came between a thief and his potential victim in Canberra yesterday.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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