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Moët & Chandon Toasts to Roger Federer

Last week, hosted at the exclusive Chairman’s Villa of Crown Towers, guests gathered to toast Moët & Chandon Brand Ambassador and tennis champion, Roger Federer, ahead of the Australian Open. During the Moët & Chandon Tribute to Roger Federer, A-list guests experienced a special tasting of the three Moët & Chandon Vintages from the House’s Grand Vintage Collection, including the 1988, 2004 and...

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Mcwilliam’s Wines Hands Over Vineyards in Bid to Reduce Borrowings

McWilliam’s Wines has completed a Sale and Leaseback initiative to reduce the company’s debt. The transaction has seen McWilliam’s Wines sign two of its Coonawarra vineyards and three in Hanwood over to Belvino Investments, via long-term leases on all of the vineyards. In addition, the Sale and Leaseback initiative will also see a capital investment into the Coonawarra vineyards, with the aim of improving...

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Positive Returns For Australia’s Wine Exports

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) latest Wine Export Approval Report December 2014, released on Wednesday, reports that Australian wine exports are up by 1.9 per cent in both volume and value. This is the first increase to have been seen in export values since the global recession in 2007. In addition, the Wine Export Approval Report also finds that Australian wine was exported to 121 desti...

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Single Vineyard Sellers Takes Over Sponsorship of NRL Club Gold Coast Titans

Distributor and wholesaler, Single Vineyard Sellers (SVS), has signed a new sponsorship agreement with National Rugby League club, the Gold Coast Titans. The sponsorship deal, commencing in February, will see SVS come on as the club’s principal wine supplier, taking over from Yalumba’s Samuel Smith and Co. As a result, Grand Sud Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot will be served at all of Gold Coast Titan’s games,...

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First Female Brown Family Member Steps-Up Into Winemaking

The first fourth generation and female Brown family member, Katherine Brown, is joining Brown Brothers’ winemaking team for the coming vintage. Leaving the Brown Brothers marketing team in Melbourne, Katherine will now join the team at Brown Brothers’ Milawa Winery as Assistant Winemaker for the 2015 harvest period. Katherine has a Masters of Oenology and Viticulture from Charles Sturt University, during ...

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Accolade Wines Most Successful Exhibitor at 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show

Accolade Wines Most Successful Exhibitor at 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show

House of Arras and Eddystone Point collected a number of trophies and gold medals last Friday night at the 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show Presentation. The 2002 House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged took away the trophy for Best Late Disgorged Mature Vintage Sparkling Wine, while the 2012 Eddystone Point Pinot Noir won the trophy for Best Three Year Old Pinot Noir. Together, with an additional five gold medals ...

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Djokovic Headlines Jacob’s Creek’s 'Made By' Film Series

Tuesday night marked the global launch of Australian Open sponsor Jacob’s Creek’s ‘Made By Determination’ film series in Melbourne, featuring world number one tennis player and three-time consecutive Australian Open winner, Novak Djokovic. The series builds on the brand’s new global ‘Made By’ campaign and progresses through three chapters, which show a raw insight into Djokovic’s story - from war-torn Ser...

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Future Leaders Returns in 2015

Future Leaders is in search of its next 15 applicants to join its development program. Funded and coordinated by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), applicants should be from the grape and wine sector, who are early- to mid-career, and who are already demonstrating leadership potential. If successful, candidates will enter the six-month program, commencing in June. Applicants will take part in...

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Vintage House Wine And Spirits Grows Its Distribution Portfolio

Vintage House Wine and Spirits (VHWS) – the new distribution company of Angove Family Winemakers - will be distributing Hollick Wines nationally in Australia from the first of February. Hollick Wines is owned by Ian and Wendy Hollick, who concentrate on producing wines that showcase regionality, as well as vineyard and varietal characteristics, reinforced in its slogan “Pride of Place”. VHWS will be distr...

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Casella Family Brands Completes Acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines

Casella Family Brands has completed its acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines, since the period of consideration by shareholders has now closed. “It’s time for PLW to move to the next stage in its evolution. It has had, at times, a turbulent corporate history, and I am delighted that it is finally in private family ownership”, Margaret Lehmann said on completion. “I believe it will continue to flourish. I wi...

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