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WCA Update: 3 June 2016
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WCA Update: 3 June  

WCA news

What's happening with WET and the Rebate? The Federal Government stirred things up with its proposed changes in the Budget and controversy has followed, so it's a perfect time to get the tax experts from Finlaysons Lawyers back for another webinar. It's on Tuesday 21 June and, as always, free to members. Register here.

And don't forget the Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch  on Friday 29 July. Book here now?

Industry news

Not content with sponsoring basketball in China and baseball in Japan, Wolf Blass this week signed a multi-year marketing partnership with no less than Manchester City Football Club covering Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. It made headlines around the world. Here is a local report.
 
Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has reported a total revenue increase of 8% to the end of April 2016 on the back of strong branded sales.
 
The alcohol and health debate continues to bubble away. This week health and aged care services provider St Vincent's Health Australia proposed a range of actions, including higher taxes. An ABC report is here.
 
The latest Global Market Update from international brokers Ciatti is here
. And Wine Australia’s updated snapshot of Australian wine in the UK is here.
 
Chinese authorities have agreed to protect the legal status of nearly 50 Bordeaux wine appellations. Story here.


Events

The Riverina Wine Show will become two separate shows this year – one just for wines from the Riverina GI and one for all others. The media release is here – and there's a separate one here about the inaugural Australian Italian Wine Awards that will be a part of the show.
 
South Australia’s annual “Hot 100 Wines” run by the Adelaide Review turn 10 this year. This week it announced that as part of the celebrations it is heading to Singapore. Details here.
 
The New Wines of Greece roadshow (from Greece) returns to Australia for tastings, dinners and masterclasses later this month (19-25). Details and program are here.


Born as a pop-up, Noisy Ritual is now calling itself Melbourne’s first permanent urban winery. 
 
Even more permanent is Bordeaux's new wine theme park Cité du Vin, which President Francois Hollande opened this week. One of many stories here

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Tuesday 21 June

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Taxing times: what's happening with the WET?
Mathew Brittingham and Michael Butler, Finlaysons
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