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32nd Annual Queensland Awards

32nd Annual Queensland Awards

The Queensland wine industry and wine lovers converged at The Queensland Cricketer’s Club on Wednesday 2nd September to celebrate the 32nd Annual Queensland Wine Awards.  Judging took place on Tuesday 1st September, so all were anticipating the results as presented by the Judging Panel, chaired by  Hamish Seabrook of Seabrook Wines / Kirrihill Clare Valley...

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Wine industry honours Hayes

      HUMBLED BY AWARD: Winemaker/Viticulturist Mike Hayes was blown away to be awarded the Samuel Bassett award at the recent Queensland Wine Awards Photo Erin Smith / Stanthorpe Border Post Erin Smith EMOTIONAL, humbled and shocked is how winemaker Mike Hayes described his reaction to winning the coveted Samuel Bassett award at the

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Golden Grove haul in the awards

            BIG WIN: Ray and Sam Castanzo show off their haul of awards from the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards Photo Contributed GOLDEN Grove winemaker Ray Castanzo says the winery’s impressive haul at the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards is due to the hard work the whole team put in year after

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Sirromet Wines boss declares war on Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc

Daily Wine News 28/03/2014 Sirromet Wines owner and founder Terry Morris has declared war on the tidal wave of New Zealand-made Sauvignon Blanc flooding Australian markets. The Gold Coast-based businessman is urging fellow Queenslanders to help turn back the invasion by switching to locally-produced Verdelho as an alternative white wine. “It is time for us...

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Confessions of a Wine Tragic

ADRIAN Tobin’s picturesque vineyard has run at a loss from the day he bought it 14 years ago. “It’s true, we haven’t turned a profit yet,’’ he said, shrugging philosophically.  “It cost us $3000 a week last year to prop it up. Some tell me I’m bloody mad. “I’m just a wine tragic.’’   Tobin, 72,

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Evolution of the Granite Belt wine region

Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of Australia’s most interesting regions, on the face of it much too far north to produce high quality grapes. That it is able to do so is explained by its altitude, over 800m. Its principal viticultural challenges are spring frosts and growing season rainfall of over 500mm – two-thirds of

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