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USA Riesling wins Best in Challenge at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge

USA Riesling wins Best in Challenge at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge

19 Oct 2018

The prestigious top award at the 19th annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge - has been won by US winery Black Star Farms with its 2017 Black Star Farms Arcturos Dry Riesling

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Distilling the secrets behind the enigmatic aroma of aged Riesling

22 Jan 2018

There's a beautiful aroma you find in old, well-cellared bottles of riesling, one that is deliciously distinctive but hard to describe.... Source: Australian Financial review Read more

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The Reason a Small Bottle of Ice Wine is Expensive

22 Jan 2018

Eiswine (Icewine) had been associated with Germany and Austria since the late eighteenth century. Today, we look to Canada for Ice Wine, and to maintain the wine’s singular character Canadian producers must work under stringent production rules

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Ripper Riesling

12 Dec 2017

Riesling is Alive and Well - As Dan Traucki Found out at the 18th Canberra International Riesling Challenge

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Its Been a Great Vintage!

Its Been a Great Vintage!

6 Dec 2016

It’s been a great vintage! Ken Helm stands down as Chairman of Canberra International Riesling Challenge after 16 years

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WET Tax Reform

WET Tax Reform

5 Dec 2016

2 December 2016 The Turnbull Government today announced enhancements to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate to better assist grape growing, winemaking and associated tourism in regional Australia.

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Regal riesling extends its reign

5 Feb 2016

Dan Traucki article from Winestate Annual 2016

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New Awards System for 21st Canberra International Riesling Challenge

25 Feb 2021

The 21st Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) to be held 11-16 October 2021 will introduce a new awards system commencing with the 2021 Challenge. Instead of the traditional medal system used by most wine shows, the CIRC will use a system based on the 100 point scale against which the wines are judged during the Challenge.

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ACT Government Supports the 2021 Canberra International Riesling Challenge

31 Jul 2020

Recognizing the importance of the wine industry within the Canberra Region, and the status of the Canberra Region as one of the premier Riesling Regions in the world, the Canberra International Riesling Challenge has been supported by the ACT Government since its inception in 2000. The Canberra International Riesling Challenge welcomes the decision of the ACT Government to extend its support for the Challenge to include the 2021 Challenge.

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