20th September – Tithing Wine in Church Formalised Today 1879

Charles Cimicky has scooped the pool at The Barossa Wine Show held on 20 September 2007, scoring four trophies including the regions Most Outstanding Table Wine for the 2006 Trumps Shiraz.
Charles Cimicky established Cimicky wines at Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley with his father Karl in 1972, and continues to craft regionally distinctive wines from the vineyards surrounding the picturesque homestead and winery.
A self-confessed quiet achiever, Charles tends to let his wines do the talking, and was truly humbled by the attention.

September 20, 1879 − A Church tithing clerk issues standardized instructions detailing how members can contribute wine as tithing.

One of South Africa’s southernmost wines took flight on Tuesday 20th September 2005. Owner and winemaker, Dirk Human, invited members of the press and the wine industry to celebrate and taste the extraordinary Black Oystercatcher boutique wine – an Elim wine of origin from the Agulhas district.
The Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc 2005 and Shiraz 2003 were introduced by Dirk and Dr Johan Bruwer, head of the Wine Business Group at The University of Adelaide, Australia spoke about Wine Marketing at the launch.
This much-awaited range from one of the most closely watched wine producing regions in the world was then revealed to South African wine enthusiasts at the Winex exhibition the following day. Winex, South Africa’s premier wine festival, takes place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from the 21st-23rd September 2005. See http://www.winex.co.za/jhb-details.asp

Wine Reality TV Show Hits the Wine World This Week!
“The Wine Makers” begin taping. Scheduled to air on public television in fall 2007, the program will highlight 12 want-ah-be wine makers competing at various wine making-related tasks for the chance to launch their own wine label. Executive producer Kevin Whelan says the show will emphasize sales and marketing because the winner will actually get to sell 5,000 cases of his or her wine.
Half of the contestants are from Northern California; all are wine enthusiasts with no professional wine making experience.
Twelve will start the first shoot, from those 6 will be selected to finish out the rest of the schedule. The final 24 were selected back before August 25th, 2006, half of that final 24 were eliminated with out further screen testing by September 20, 2006. See http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/the-winemakers/