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New venue for Australia tastings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has annnounced its 2008 annual tasting will move to Arsenal's Emirates stadium, London, and will take place over one day rather than two.

The new venue for the Edinburgh tasting will be Our Dynamic Earth.

Wine Australia claimed the two day London trade tasting had been scaled back to one day to provide a more focused event.

Elizabeth Cook, UK events manager for Wine Australia, said: "We recognise that Australia must ensure it remains compelling and dynamic and continues to create interest amongst all sectors of the trade and the wine consuming public." She added: "We hope that the new venues will belp to bring an invigorated interest to the Australia Day Tastings."

There will be a consumer tasting on Wednesday 30 January the evening before the trade event. The Scottish trade tasting will be held on Monday 28 January.