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Rain keeping wine industry on its toes

Harvest Reports
17 April 2014
Rain continues to cause stress for Marlborough's wine industry, but it's not only growers and wineries feeling the pain. Harvester drivers, hand-pickers and truck drivers who transport the fruit were all struggling with the wet conditions. More
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Sir Alex Ferguson to auction UKP3million vintage wine collection

Fine Wine
17 April 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson is set earn UKP3million through auctioning his vintage wine collection. Auction house Christie's has revealed that the stock has a pre-sale estimated value of that figure which includes signed Ferguson memorabilia. More
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Winemaker toasts its royal boost

Company News
17 April 2014
There will have been cheers all round at Queenstown's Amisfield winery after William and Kate popped in on Sunday. More
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Rare Nazi wine to be sold at auction

Fine Wine
17 April 2014
Two rare bottles of "Fuhrerwein", made on the orders of Adolf Hitler, are set to go under the hammer at an auction in Glasgow. More
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Australia puts positive spin on Chinese slide

General Industry News
17 April 2014
Wine Australia believes Chinese austerity measures will benefit the wine industry in the long term, despite attributing its slide in this market to the crackdown. More
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Wine in a paint can launched

Wine Packaging
17 April 2014
Playing on the fact that red wine stains your teeth, a Lithuanian advertising agency has launched a wine housed in a paint can. More
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Provence sweeps board at rose tasting

Events
17 April 2014
Wines from in and around Provence dominated the top spots in a blind tasting in London last week that featured 31 of the world's most famous roses. More
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Bordeaux 2013: Lafite under E300 a bottle

Fine Wine
17 April 2014
Lafite Rothschild has released its 2013 vintage with a 14% cut on its 2012 price to E288 per bottle. More
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Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens

Fine Wine
17 April 2014
After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Chateau Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Chateau Climens were this morning\'s key releases. More
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Wine thieves jailed for two years

General Industry News
17 April 2014
Two men who stole wines from some of Bordeaux's most prestigious Chateaux have been jailed. More
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Aussie wine exports down more than 5pc

Industry Trends
17 April 2014
Australia's wine exports are still in decline, with sales down by more than 5 per cent in volume and value terms in the 12 months to the end of March. More
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Seppeltsfield releases WWI commemorative wine

Company News
17 April 2014
Rare Tawny Port dating back to the First World War has been released by South Australian-based Seppeltsfield estate in partnership with the Australian War Memorial. More
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Wine's most misunderstood words

Education
17 April 2014
If you never fully grasped meaning the meaning of "umami" or got tripped up talking about "terroir," you know that the world of wine has its own (and sometimes incomprehensible) language. More
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Wine is not healthier than beer, study shows

Research
17 April 2014
Most people wrongly believe wine is healthier than beer, a study has revealed. More
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Naked Wines crowdsources $1 million for winemaker

General Industry News
17 April 2014
Former Kendall Jackson winemaker Scott Peterson has scored more than $1 million in crowd-sourced start-up funding on the NakedWines.com web site to launch a new winemaking venture. More
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'We cannot be the chateaux' bank forever', says Bordeaux negociant

Fine Wine
17 April 2014
"We cannot be the bank of the chateaux forever", leading Bordeaux negociant house Ginestet has said as the 2013 en primeur campaign struggles on. More
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Matua backs emerging musicians

Company News
17 April 2014
New Zealand wine brand Matua is launching an initiative to support up-and-coming artists at a host of this summer's music festivals. More
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International Brands in UKP750k marketing push

Company News
17 April 2014
International Brands is investing UKP750,000 into marketing in 2014, with a push on South African wine Makulu and its Broadleaf range. More
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Riesling Revolution in China

Events
17 April 2014
An initiative last week was designed to demonstrate to the Chinese just how delicious white wine can be, specifically Riesling. More
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Vineyard Designates-Deciphering Wine Labels

Legal
17 April 2014
Recognizing the value of grapes grown on specific vineyards, wineries have begun using vineyard designates. More