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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Australia

Accolade Wines gets $300m finance deal

Accolade Wines has secured a US$300m cross-border finance package from GE Capital International, building on its $220m deal in 2011.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

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 3 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 »

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