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Friday 25 July 2014

Australia

Scientists use DNA tech to develop wine

Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Man on motorised beer cooler arrested

An Australian man was arrested after he was caught driving under the influence down the middle of a suburban street on a motorised beer cooler.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Supermarket bias masks Aussie progress

A leading figure in the Australian wine industry has hit out at what he perceives as an excessive focus on the country’s supermarket performance.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Big brewers face competition probe in Oz

Two of Australia’s biggest brewers are facing an investigation into whether they breached competition laws after claims they are aiming to shut out smaller brewers and monopolise the market.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Top wines in the Asian press

Warming winter wines for the southern hemisphere, scarce earth McLaren Vale Shiraz and a “devilishly addictive” sweet red from Jerez made the Asia-Pacific press this week.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Don’t drink arak’ in Bali, tourists warned

A travel insurer has apparently warned Australians not to drink the local arak while on holiday in Bali following a spate of methanol poisonings.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Matthew Jukes unveils Aussie top 100

McWilliam’s has been named Winery of the Year in wine writer Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines, which were revealed at a tasting in London yesterday.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 No Comments »

McGuigan CEO on the ‘Aussie philosophy’

Having built a track record for quality at everyday prices, Australian Vintage CEO Neil McGuigan is showing what his team can do at the highest level.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Australia in pictures: Western Australia

A visit to Western Australia saw the drinks business get stuck into a spot of cow horn preparation, some fabulous foraged food and gatecrash a wedding.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine Australia cracks down on ‘orange’ wine

Wine Australia has threatened that producers outside the region of Orange in New South Wales who name their wines as “orange” risk “serious consequences”.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

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