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Australians get a taste of The Oval

Published:  23 July, 2008

Liberty Wines used its latest portfolio tasting at The Brit Oval - the first wine company to use Surrey County Cricket Club's facilities - to launch a number of new projects and agencies from Australia (despite the Oval being the venue for England's dramatic Ashes victory).

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The Aus-thentic experience

Published:  23 July, 2008

Paul Henry, general manager of Wine Australia, introduces the 2006 Australia Day Tastings, Authentic Australia': It is every country's desire to populate the wine market with democratising brands, as well as compelling reasons to trial and trade up. The search for a profitable mix that uniquely balances accessibility with interest is a challenge, and one that Australia seeks to deliver above all other categories. It
can do so by representing itself as a broad and inclusive producer that seeks to champion quality and excitement, whatever the price point. That is what is meant by Authentic Australia.

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Happy anniversary

Published:  23 July, 2008

Time and place
New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting 2006
Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW1
Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January
10am-5pm
Contact Alison Power at New Zealand Winegrowers
020 7973 8079

Event info
This year's tasting will feature a selection of gold medal-winning wines from the Air New Zealand Wine awards, while central varietal tables will focus on aromatics, red blends and Syrahs. On Tuesday 17 at 3.30pm, a seminar titled New Zealand Syrah - New World Fruit and Old World Structure', looking at viticultural and vinicultural influences and Hawkes Bay's dominance with Syrah, will be held in the Lord's Media Centre. Speakers include Steve Smith of Craggy Range, Kate Ormond of Te Mata, Anna-Barbara Helliwell of Unison, and Ronan Sayburn, executive head sommelier at Gordon Ramsay restaurants in London. Call Alison Power on the above number to reserve your seat.

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Liberty Wines takes Grosset

Published:  23 July, 2008

Liberty Wines has taken over the distribution of famed Clare Valley producer Jeffrey Grosset.

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Showcase Showdown

Published:  23 July, 2008

2005 is already a landmark year for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). In March, the company opened its new, customised premises in Dunsfold Park, Surrey, with a 25,000-bottle capacity and room for expansion.

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IWSC trophy winners announced at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The International Wine and Spirit Competition used the opening day of Vinexpo earlier this week to announce the first round of Trophy Winners in this year's competition.

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Taming the screw

Published:  23 July, 2008

Taming the screw: A manual for winemaking with screw caps, by Australian wine writer Tyson Stelzer, was due to be launched at the LIWSF this week.

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Close combat

Published:  23 July, 2008

Let's begin with a rather stretched analogy. World War I was a terrible conflict that exacted a terrible human toll. Yet this otherwise disastrous war yielded a significant positive benefit for the aviation industry as both sides sought more effective warplanes to master the new arena of aerial combat.

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SOUTHCORP REJECTS A$3bn FOSTER'S BID AS 'OPPORTUNISTIC'

Published:  23 July, 2008

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ODDBINS WARMS TO COOL-CLIMATE OZ

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Josie Butchart

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HESS: LEHMANN WAS WORTH OVERPAYING FOR

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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'INCREASE PLANTING', AUSTRALIAN PRODUCERS TOLD

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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NEW BAROSSA BARON

Published:  23 July, 2008

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TROUBLE DOWN UNDER

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd in London & Christian Davis in Australia

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GROSSET RED UNDER STELVIN

Published:  23 July, 2008

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ALLIED BUYS INTO PETER LEHMANN

Published:  23 July, 2008

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LEHMANN WEIGHS IN WITH NEW RANGE

Published:  23 July, 2008

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Bibendum's brave New World

Published:  23 July, 2008

Even more eclectic range with a tasting to match

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Grenache ros from PLW

Published:  18 January, 2007

Peter Lehmann Wines is launching its Grenache ros into the UK for the first time.

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Paul White replys to the AWRI

Published:  18 January, 2007

Before getting into a detailed discussion of the issues at hand, I'd like to address AWRI's complaint that Harper's and Scientifically Speaking have not rigidly followed academic scientific standards. Harper's is obviously not a peer reviewed scientific journal. It's a magazine focused on the wine trade and interested consumers. Given that audience, its primary task is to translate complex issues in a way that makes sense to its readers so they can make informed, rational decisions about wine related issues. Dressing Scientifically Speaking with snappy titles and headings goes a long way towards engaging readers' attention, not to mention keeping them from dozing off mid-paragraph. AWRI appear to have misunderstood the point of this and seem to have been a touch overly sensitive concerning choice of titles and section headings.

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