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WCA Update: 22 July 2016
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WCA Update: 22 July  

WCA news

Our thoughts are very much on lunch this week. The KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch takes place next Friday 29 July (tickets are still available here if you're quick) and we've just opened bookings for the Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards Lunch on Friday 30 September. Details here.

A reminder about our next free webinar on Tuesday 2 August. Wine Australia will provide a detailed Export Market Update, looking at results and trends in both established and emerging markets. Register here.


Industry news

Wine tax and what it means for fine wine got academic attention in The Conversation this week. 
 
Brexit is still making news. There’s an AAP report here on what Rabobank thinks it will mean for the wine sector.
 
A statewide trial of satellite imagery to collect vineyard data begins in WA next month, with the Riverland to follow. The ABC has the story here.
 
Nominations are being sought for three Levy Payer-elected Director positions on the AWRI Board. Details


The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference begins in Adelaide this weekend. Website.

Celebrations
James Halliday was awarded the  inaugural Cullen Award for Excellence in Margaret River.

A Tassie Pinot and a Victorian Chardonnay stole the show at the annual Mamba Awards, which acknowledge the most interesting Australian wines on offer in the UK. More in Decanter.

Penfolds marks the 25th anniversary of its celebrated re-corking clinics with a world tour this autumn. Wine Searcher has a feature here.

In competition
The Australian Women in Wine Awards expand to six categories this year, with the addition of Researcher of the Year and Cellar Door Operator of the Year. Entries open next week. Details here.

Entries are now open for the 11th Australian Sweet Wine Challenge (Website) and the Australian Inland Wine Show & National Moscato Challenge (Website).

Online reading
Pokémon Go: Wineries catch on to potential (Decanter)
Merlot ‘deserves more attention’ in Australia (The Drinks Business)
Would you drink a cloned wine? (Wine Spectator)

Next webinar
Tuesday 2 August

1-2pm (AEST)
Export Market Update
A detailed look at trends and opportunities
Free to WCA members 
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