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Viticultural Freedom

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Viticultural Freedom: I just read an article in which the Board of Directors of the IGP Pays d'Oc - which cover the Languedoc-Roussillon area of France railed against VSIG (no GI) wines and are trying to introduce a ban on any further plantings for making VSIG wines: Read More...

Bothered By Big Brother

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOTHERED BY BIG BROTHER:    Here in the Australian wine industry we reckon we have our fair share (and then some) of challenges to put up with - what with the evil duopoly of Coles and Woolies, the Wine Equalisation Tax domestically, and in exports we have the high Aussie dollar and economic down turns in many of our main markets. Put all of these together and we are living in pretty trying times. Read More...