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Friday 31 October 2014

Australia

Bushfires used to test impact of smoke on wine

Wine scientists are recreating bushfires to help understand the impact of smoke on wine production.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury Estates’ Wynns joins Bibendum

Wine merchant Bibendum is strengthening its Australian portfolio with the addition of three new wineries.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Man bitten by deadly snake reaches for beer

An Australian man reacted to a bite from one of the world’s most poisonous snakes by saying: “If I’m going to cark it, I’m going to have a beer.”

Monday, March 10th, 2014 4 Comments »

‘Secret’ collection of fortified wines released

A rare collection of fortified wines held “in secret” by several generations of winemakers at Seppeltsfield’s Barossa Valley cellars has been released.

Friday, March 7th, 2014 No Comments »

On this day 1811…the Battle of Barrosa

On 5 March 1811 a battle was fought in Spain that would later give its name to a now world-renowned Australian vineyard region.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine ‘bladder’ bursts onto street

A street was flooded with up to $500,000 worth of wine after a truck carrying an 11-tonne “wine bladder” collided with a car.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 1 Comment »

PLB to distribute Australia’s Capel Vale

PLB has been named the new UK agent for Western Australian winery Capel Vale, which will distribute to the specialist, independent and on-trade markets.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Low-alcohol yeast strain discovered

Australian scientists have discovered a natural yeast strain which can reduce alcohol levels by up to 1.5%.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

De Bortoli takes operatic inspiration

De Bortoli has launched a pair of wines inspired by an opera closely associated with Yarra Valley-born 19th century superstar soprano Dame Nellie Melba.

Friday, February 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery manager sets up 110km cancer challenge

Australian winery manager, Ashley Ratcliff, has launched a marathon, cycling and running event in support of the Cancer Council Australia, in the hope of raising AUS$50,000.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 No Comments »

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