Wines that follow the moon and stars

Discovering vineyards that respect the earth and celestial calendars. A report from the tiny winery which is tucked into a hillside outside Siena, Italy. Dante Lomazzi and Helena Variara, Colombaia’s owners say “You have days of fire, air and days of earth – the twelve constellations are our helpers.  Our work is to enter the…

Boutique Trophy Dinner

Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show Trophy Dinner An invitation from CEO Judith Kennedy and Chairman Huon Hooke. Join the trophy winners and celebrate with them, the sponsors and wine lovers when the trophies are announced and served with a five star, five course, celebration meal. The evening will commence with the winning sparkling…

What future for the WET rebate?

    A recently released discussion paper by the Federal Treasury has thrown the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate into the Tax Reform debate. The discussion paper examines the operation of the WET Rebate and how it is being manipulated within the wine industry and seeks input on a range of possible ways to sustainably support…

Vignerons Going the ‘Full Monty’

Boutique Vigneron Millie Vandeleur in her family vineyard Bellevue Estate in McLaren Vale. A few years after the commencement of the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers and industry acceptance of these awards we realized that the small producers who ‘go it alone’ should be recognized with a dedicated trophy – Estate Grown and Produced. The…

Huon Hooke Speaks on Boutique

The winners of the Boutique Wine Awards 2012 were tasted at Dan Murphy’s in the Willoughby store in Sydney.  Chairman Huon Hooke gave a quick speech on the winners of this year’s awards and explained why boutique wineries play such a vital role in the wine industry. SEE VIDEO BELOW.