Leading Aussie winemaker becomes global ambassador

By Caleb Radford / 28th of March, 2017   THE man behind Australia’s most famous wine has been given the task of promoting premium wines from his home state to the world. Penfolds‘ chief winemaker Peter Gago has today been appointed South Australia’s inaugural Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador a year after South Australia joined…

Sky is no limit for high-altitude wine blend

An Australian winery has taken tailoring products to suit its target market to new heights.    By Andrew Spence / 6th of March, 2017 St Hallett Wines in South Australia’s Barossa Valley has released a Shiraz blend specifically designed to be sipped in the high-altitude cabins of passenger aircrafts. Plans are also in place to…

Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon is leading grape variety with 26-percent of total harvest SEATTLE (March 1, 2017) – Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent…