Volume 47 | May 29th 2020
The New South Wales Wine Industry Association represents the interests of all NSW wine producers and grape growers. Our aim is for the NSW Wine Industry Association to advocate for the NSW Wine Industry and provide information and a sense of belonging to our members.
GREEN LIGHT FOR WINE TASTINGS
As detailed in our Special Edition newsletter distributed on Wednesday this week (link HERE ), the government has now officially announced that Cellar Doors may once again offer wine tastings, for up to 50 people - taking in to account all distancing regulations and without the necessity to serve with food.
The NSWWIA has just released a press release announcing this to all news, wine, lifestyle and travel media, with the aim of informing consumers and encouraging travel to our wine regions.
You can read it HERE .
Alongside the government announcement, the NSW Health Department has also released a Checklist for COVID-19 Safety for the hospitality industry. You can read it HERE .

In conjunction with the NSWWIA COVIDSafe Guidelines (stored on the new COVID-19 page on our WEBSITE , along with all other relevant information) and the NSW Health Department Checklist (above), we recommend that managers / Cellar Door supervisors complete a relatively simple but comprehensive online course provided by the Restaurant & Catering Association (RCA).

This course is called  COVID-19 Hospitality Best Practice Training . It takes less than an hour and costs only $24.95. It provides a number of useful templates plus certification that can be displayed. You can find out more information about it and enrol via our website HERE .
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GRAPEVINE PRUNING
On Tuesday 2 June the AWRI is presenting a Pruning Protocols Webinar . This webinar is free and a valuable resource for the grape and wine sector’s workforce. 

Nick Dry from Foundation Viticulture will present his intro to grapevine pruning, covering the 2 most common types: cane and spur pruning.
He will also discuss the concepts of grapevine vigour and capacity. With interstate travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, this year’s pruning workforce across Australia may be a little different from usual. As such, the AWRI is presenting a webinar and associated demonstration videos on the basics of grapevine pruning, to support vineyard workers who may be new to pruning.

For those who may not be able to make it to the webinar, a recording will also be available afterwards. 

NEED SOME DIGITAL MARKETING TIPS?
Destination NSW is inviting you to join them for a free Digital Marketing Tips webinar on Thursday 4 June .

Presenter Jan Hutton, Destination NSW GM Marketing, will give valuable tips and insights on how to boost your tourism business’s digital marketing and social media presence. You can also find out how you can get involved in the new Love NSW statewide marketing campaign.
This webinar will delve into the following key areas, followed by a Q&A session with Jan.  
  • Discover practical ways to promote your tourism business online and what makes great content. 
  • Get tips for creating and using inspiring images and video online, and tapping into social media channels.
  • Find out how you can add, review or update your free tourism product listing on visitnsw.com.
  • Learn how your business can get involved in the Love NSW statewide marketing campaign.

Get more details and register HERE .
COMPRESSED AIR AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Another FREE webinar next week will be held on Wednesday 3 June , when the Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment is hosting a webinar for business about Compressed air systems and energy efficiency.

An energy expert will discuss the most energy-efficient and effective uses of compressed air systems for business.
Details:
Compressed air systems and energy efficiency webinar 
When: Wednesday 3 June, 11 am - 2 pm
Registration: Follow this link to register
Once registered, you will receive a link on 2 June to attend the webinar.

Further information about all of our training courses, coaching and incentive offers are available at www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au .