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Announcement and request for help
July 06, 2014

July Newsletter

An Announcement and a request for help.

I am publishing the third edition of my book that started life back in 2006 as Emerging Varietal Wines of Australia. The book will revised information and lots more varieties and producers will be listed as the alternative varieties band waggon keeps rolling on. The new edition will have a couple of new features that will mean it is better as well as bigger. I will also be publishing in electronic format on several platforms.

Those who know me that among my shortcomings is a lack of visual creativity so I am hiring a company to do a cover design. So I thought I'd ask my loyal readers to help me choose. So please follow the link below and leave a comment or two. Don't spend too much time on it - I just want to get some quick reactions to guide my choice.

I hope the book will be published in early spring. If you are on Facebook you might like to follow the progress via my page at "Like" the page to see updates in your timeline.

In any case I'll certainly let you know when Emerging Varietal Wines of Australia 3rd edition becomes available.

If you own a winery and wish to sponsor the book, please see

But hurry, I need to finalise sponsorships very soon.


I have plenty of stocks of the various De Long Wine Information Products. These make ideal gifts. And hints for gifts!! Fathers Day is only a couple of months away and you must be having a birthday in the next 360 days or so. See

You may wish to support Vinodiversity by buying some wine from the excellent collection from my alternative wine merchant partners at The have some beautiful Alternative varietal wines at fair prices and very reasonable freight.

If you haven't done so already perhaps you'd like to subscribe to my Vinodiversity Magazine. Full of interesting stories and pictures, some of the pictures move and talk to you as well. A free sub is available via

Pass it on. If you have a friend who might like this newsletter you can just forward it to them. But don't spam please.

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