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Barrels and Bottles Blog — australian wines

Keep Cool wine tasting event

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Date : Wednesday 22nd August Time : 7.00pm Food : Bread & Cheese Venue : Barrels & Bottles Cost : £15.00 The theme keep cool not only looks at the cooler climate wine growing areas such as north and south island New Zealand, the Colchagua valley in Chile and Frankland river, Australia but we take […]

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Australian wine harvest at a 5 year low

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Wine production in Australia is set to hit a five-year low this year, impacted by the knock-on effects of widespread wet weather in the 2010-11 growing season. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the 2012 harvest is estimated at 1.53m tonnes, the lowest total since 2007’s crop of […]

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Australian winemakers to march on parliament

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Hunter Valley winemakers are leading a march on parliament in Sydney against government plans to allow coal seam gas exploration, which could threaten vine growing land. On Tuesday May 1, thousands of Hunter Valley residents, including winemakers and farmers, will march on New South Wales Parliament House in protest. Winemakers are worried that CSG exploitation, […]

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Oxford Landing tube plans scuppered

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Oxford Landing’s plans to turn Oxford Circus tube station into a vineyard have sadly fallen flat. The Australian brand had plans to rename the underground station Oxford Landing, plant vines at the entrance, cover the walls with posters of vines and even make the platforms look like dirt-covered tracks. The idea came about after England […]

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Ferngrove score 7th consecutive 5 star rating with Australia’s foremost wine authority, James Halliday

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Ferngrove Wines are proud to announce that for the 7th year in a row it has received the highly respected 5 star rating in the 2011 release of James Hallliday’s Wine Companion, putting it amongst the very highest echelon of the nation’s producers. Just 3.3% of all Australian producers in 2010 received this prestigious award. […]

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