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Aussie wine exports reach highest value in a decade

Published:  16 April, 2018

Total export of Australian wine increased 16% to $2.65 billion in the past year – the highest value in a decade, according to data released by Wine Australia today.

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Wine Australia reveals ProWein ‘wine bar’ feature

Published:  27 February, 2018

Wine Australia has revealed it is introducing a new free-pour tasting area at this year ProWein as part of its biggest presence at the show to date.

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Q&A: Laura Jewell, Wine Australia

Published:  28 September, 2017

Laura Jewell MW talks to Andrew Catchpole about life at the UK helm of Wine Australia and her involvement with the Women in Wine Awards

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World’s largest gathering of Aussie Women in Wine to descend on London

Published:  29 August, 2017

Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event on 26 September will see some 57 female winemakers and winery owners on hand at Australia House in London for an event that aims to help drive perception of premium Aussie wines and bring new wines to market.

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Wine Australia to showcase diversity at ProWein

Published:  22 February, 2017

Australia is to place the emphasis firmly on diversity at this year's ProWein.

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ADT 2017: Spain and Italy getting more bang for their 1% buck

Published:  26 January, 2017

A quick glance around at London's very well attended Australia Day Tasting on Tuesday (January 24) showed that very few producers were without Italian and Spanish varieties such as Tempranillo, Fiano and Vermentino - one of Austria's fastest growing grapes.

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Australian UK wine exports continue premium trend

Published:  25 January, 2017

Australian wine exports to the UK continue to show a strong trend towards premiumisation, according to Wine Australia's latest annual Export Report, due to be released this Friday.

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Multi-million dollar R&D project aims to bring "international recognition" to Australian Shiraz

Published:  16 January, 2017

5.3 million AUD is being invested to better understand - and promote - Australian terroir to international markets.

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ADT 2017 promises focus on premiumisation and innovation

Published:  05 January, 2017

Premiumisation is the key trend being flagged at the annual Australia Day Tasting, later this month, with innovations such as diversifying grape varietals and sparkling reds also likely to prove talking points.

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia

Published:  23 December, 2016

Laura Jewell MW talks Artisan Australia, tackling the on-trade, the delights of Hunter Semillon and avoiding Turkey

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Tasting offers glimpse of the future for Australian wine

Published:  12 December, 2016

Australia Day Tasting, the event which gives a taste of things to come from Down Under over the following year, has given a glimpse of some of new releases for the trade to try when it returns to the UK next month.

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Sommeliers to head Down Under for 2017's The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Published:  01 December, 2016

The World's 50 Best Restaurants, the event which celebrates the best of global gastronomy, is being held in Australia. 

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Cashing in on Alibaba's 9.9 online wine festival

Published:  12 September, 2016

Friday marked the first online wine festival that was hosted on e-commerce and trading platform Alibaba's TMall, which boasted more than 100,000 wines that went up for sale.

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Top crop and export growth reported from 16th Aussie wine conference

Published:  25 July, 2016

A strong 2016 vintage, a low Aussie dollar and thriving trading partners has the Australian wine industry well placed to increase its share of global markets.

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Premium exports drive value growth for Australian wine

Published:  14 July, 2016

The value of Australian wine exports grew by 11% to AUD$2.11 billion, while volume grew by 0.5% 728 million litres for the twelve months ending in June 2016.

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The Smith Report: China comes good for wine for Chile and Australia

Published:  29 April, 2016

Chilean and Australian wines are on a roll in China where imports are on the up and currency fluctuations have boosted volume.

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Australian wine exports jump 13% by value

Published:  18 April, 2016

According to Wine Australia's Export Report in the last 12 months to March 2016, the value of Australian wine exports jumped 13% to AUD$2.1 billion, it biggest increase since 1999, and volume increase by 3%.

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Prowein 2016: Wine Australia's record presence at show reflects global growth of premium exports

Published:  15 March, 2016

Australia increased its stand space at Prowein by 30% this year, with some 46 exhibitors showing wines from 21 producing regions, aiming to build upon a renewed confidence rooted in growing global exports, including strong premium sales to Asia and growth in the US.

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Wine Australia expands ProWein showcase to reflect diversity

Published:  01 March, 2016

Wine Australia will be celebrating the storied history of Australian wines at its largest showcase yet at ProWein this month.

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New Accolade Wine GM issues a 'word of warning' as Australian wines face a battle ahead

Published:  28 January, 2016

At the Australia Day Tasting held this week in London, Accolade Wines new general manager for the UK and Ireland Rob Harrison issued a 'word of warning' that challenges lay ahead for Australian wines, which now sits below the average price of wine of £5.83 at just £5.20.

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Q&A: Andreas Clark, CEO, Wine Australia

Published:  28 January, 2016

Wine Australia's chief executive officer Andreas Clark at this week's London Australia Day Tasting discusses the challenges facing the UK market

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Australia Day Tastings revealed for London, Dublin and Edinburgh

Published:  17 December, 2015

Wine Australia has announced the dates of its Australia Day Tastings for 2016.

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De Bortoli to launch two new terroir-focused wine ranges

Published:  17 December, 2015

Australian winemaker De Bortoli is to launch two new wine ranges into the UK in January.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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We need to talk about old vines, Wine Australia says

Published:  13 November, 2015

Australia needs to talk more about its old vines, according to experts at a Wine Australia seminar yesterday.

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Insights: Australian wines move away from French varietals

Published:  20 October, 2015

Australian winemakers have long been moving away from hefty, high alcohol wines towards less oaked, cooler climate wines, with the growth of Pinot Grigio from Mornington Peninsular a prime example. However, the trend to also move away from the once overwhelming focus on French varietals seems to be growing.

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Will Greenwood teams with Wolf Blass to find world's greatest ever rugby players

Published:  03 August, 2015

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has teamed up with Will Greenwood, a key player in England's 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning team, to launch a rugby-themed UK promotion.

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Bulk prices hit value of Australian wine exports to the UK as China's status grows

Published:  17 July, 2015

Shipments of Australian wine to the UK fell 1.5% in the year to the end of June as the country's winemakers saw sales to China soar.

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Australia target UK for strategic plan to get consumers paying more for wine

Published:  02 July, 2015

Persuading UK consumers to pay a premium for Australian wine has been outlined as major priority in a new strategic plan for the country's wine industry over the next five years.

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Wine body rules out export group for Western Australia

Published:  12 June, 2015

The Australian Grape & Wine Authority has distanced itself from reports there were plans to open an export development office for Western Australian wines.

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Wine Australia to host Benevolent fundraiser in Yvonne May's honour

Published:  06 May, 2015

Wine Australia is hosting an Aussie BBQ in honour of Yvonne May to help raise funds for the Benevolent charity.

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Pernod Ricard ups focus on Jacob's Creek & Havana Club for summer

Published:  13 April, 2015

Pernod Ricard is ramping up activity on Jacob's Creek and launching new campaigns for Malibu and Cuban rum brand Havana Club.

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Increased polarisation of Australian wine market widens gap between winners and losers

Published:  09 April, 2015

The Australian wine market is becoming increasingly polarised as many bulk grape producers and grape wine growers appear to be on the brink of  collapse, while premium wine producers seem to be growing in both value and volume.

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New on-trade campaign to highlight Aussie premium wines

Published:  26 March, 2015

A series of Australian themed wine events will be held in ten of London's top restaurants next month, as part of Wine Australia's new on-trade campaign.

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Australian wine sees export value and volume growth for first time in seven years

Published:  20 March, 2015

Australian wine exports are showing positive growth in value and volume for the first time in seven years, according to new figures from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority.

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ProWein 2015: Australia needs to promote its stories and personalities says Laura Jewell

Published:  18 March, 2015

Australia needs to continue to concentrate on promoting the stories behind its wines and the personalities of the winemakers who make them if it is to make the most of its diverse range of wines, according to Laura Jewell MW who has just taken on her role as head of Wine Australia in the UK and Europe.

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Australia's 170 year history of wine unravelled in new academic study

Published:  12 March, 2015

Anyone interested in the Australian wine industry can now access insights in to its 170-year history in a new free academic study that looks at how the country's wine production has developed and what lessons it teaches the wineries and producers today.

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Australia's Grape and Wine Authority looks to secure industry's future for "next generation"

Published:  28 January, 2015

Australia is already starting to see the fruits of creating a single Australian Grape and Wine Authority although its principle strategy is focused on securing long term, sustainable benefits for the industry.

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Australian wines not 'broken' in off-trade, but on-trade is a challenge, says Accolade

Published:  27 January, 2015

Accolade Wines has defended Australia's wine industry which has been struggling in the UK over the past couple of years, saying the off-trade is back in growth, although the on-trade remains a challenge.

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Australia's premium wines drive exports to bounce back

Published:  21 January, 2015

Australian wine exports have grown 1.9% by value and volume to 700 million litres and $1.82 billion in 2014, with premium wines leading the charge. 

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Upcoming Australia Day Tasting builds on revamped 2014 event

Published:  10 December, 2014

2015's Australia Day tasting will showcase more than 1,000 wines and offer a fresh take on food and wine pairings, say event organisers.

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COPY: The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  05 December, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Tesco makes changes to senior management team

Published:  02 December, 2014

Tesco has shaken up its management team with chief executive Dave Lewis taking a hands-on role leading the day-to-day running of the UK supermarkets.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  28 November, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Chief of the Week: Laura Jewell - soon to be UK "chief" of Wine Australia

Published:  28 November, 2014

 

We're not sure if we should be referring to a Master of Wine as a "chief" but either way congratulations to Laura Jewell who this week has been named as the new UK and Europe, well,chief for Wine Australia.

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Wine Australia confirms Tesco's Laura Jewell as its new head of UK and Europe

Published:  27 November, 2014

Wine Australia has confirmed to Harpers.co.uk that it has appointed Tesco's Laura Jewell MW to be its new regional director for the UK and Europe.

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Wine Australia to host a celebration to mark the life of Yvonne May

Published:  09 October, 2014

Wine Australia is to hold a special event to celebrate the life of Yvonne May who headed up the UK office before she lost her battle with cancer this summer.

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Wine importer Red Squirrel sees wholesale business grow fivefold in three months

Published:  24 September, 2014

Chiswick wine importer Red Squirrel Wine has seen its wholesale business take off after it beefed up its portfolio and revamped its logo and website.

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Restaurant Australia to host London pop-up dinners to showcase country's wine and food

Published:  12 September, 2014

 

Thirty benchmark Australian wines have been chosen to be served at the series of pop-up dinners to be held by Restaurant Australia in London later this month.

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Wine Australia's Yvonne May dies

Published:  01 September, 2014

Yvonne May, Wine Australia's European director has lost her battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia cancer and passed away over the weekend.

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Wine Australia ramps up Nordic focus

Published:  21 August, 2014

Wine Australia is targeting the Nordic markets by bringing a roadshow to Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki next month.

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Matriarch and co-founder of Yellow Tail and Casella Family Brands dies

Published:  12 August, 2014

Maria Casella, the co-founder of Casella Family Brands and its flagship brand, Yellow Tail, died on August 10, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Matthieu Longuere comes out top in Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club

Published:  18 June, 2014

Master Sommelier, Matthieu Longuere, has been announced as the 2014 winner of Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club.

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Australia scoops 19 trophies and 890 medals at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Australian wines swept the floor at the International Wine Challenge 2014, taking home 19 trophies and 890 medals.

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Wine Australia's Yvonne May takes extended leave over illness

Published:  07 April, 2014

Wine Australia's European director Yvonne May is taking extended leave from the generic body to receive treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

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Wine Australia prepares for on-trade push

Published:  27 March, 2014

Wine Australia is getting ready to up the ante in the on-trade with "extraordinary" dinners in London as part of Tourism Australia's latest campaign.

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Australia Day Tasting hosts over 700 visitors

Published:  31 January, 2014

Australia Day Tasting, hosted by Wine Australia and held yesterday, saw more than 700 trade and press guests visit Lindley Hall in London, indicating that Australian wine maybe coming back in style.

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Country report: re-inventing Australia

Published:  10 January, 2014

Despite a difficult few years, Australia's winegrowers have been finding more and more reasons to be cheerful - even before the Ashes.

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Enotria to add Australian Burch Family Wines to portfolio

Published:  09 January, 2014

Burch Family Wines, which has a winery in Margaret River in South West Australia, and a winery in Denmark, in the Great Southern region, is the newest addition to the Enotria wine portfolio.

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Wine Australia to highlight its food offer with Dine Australia at London tasting

Published:  08 January, 2014

Wine Australia is looking to highlight the link between its diverse food and wine offers with a new Dine Australia initiative at this month's London annual tasting.

 

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Analysis: Australia's role in global wine shortage concerns

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buy some wine stock and lock the bottles up - a wine shortage may be on the horizon. Morgan Stanley Research released a report titled, "The Global Wine Industry" this week, calling out the risk of an impending 'shortage'.

The report has received widescale media coverage this week and a number of critics have lined up to challenge its findings.

Harpers.co.uk decided to take a look at a few of the key production countries that were reviewed in the report to see what role, if any, they may be playing, in the shortage that may or may not be on the horizon. Starting with Australia.

 

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Penfolds recorking clinic to return to London

Published:  18 October, 2013

Iconic Australian wine brand Penfolds will be hosting a recorking clinic, the first in five years, on October 22 at the Berkeley hotel in London, offering collectors and owners an opportunity to have their wines examined and recorked if necessary.

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Savour 2013 confirms new link up between Australian wine and Tourism Australia

Published:  16 September, 2013

Savour 2013, Wine Australia's largest event international event, kicked off last night in Adelaide with the official announcement of a new advertising campaign partnership with Tourism Australia.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  05 September, 2013
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Adelaide all set for Australia's biggest wine conference

Published:  03 September, 2013

Up to 750 guests from around the world are expected to fly in to Adelaide later this month for Savour Australia for what organisers are claiming is "the most comprehensive exploration of Australian wine ever undertaken".

 

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Australian Vintage launches low-alcohol wine in the UK

Published:  31 July, 2013

Summer Light Miranda is a new low-alcohol wine brand being produced by Australian Vintage for the UK and will be available on retail shelves this autumn.

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Wine Australia to challenge global image at Savour

Published:  09 April, 2013

Wine Australia is to invite influential figures from the world of wine to what it claims will be the most comprehensive analysis of its wine...

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Wine Australia announces online wine research project

Published:  25 February, 2013

Wine Australia has announced a new research project into the UK online wine market in a bid to identify new opportunities for Australian wine producers to grow their business in this channel.

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Jacob's Creek launches low-alcohol rosé

Published:  15 February, 2013

US wine giant Jacob's Creek has launched low-alcohol Summer Blush, at 5.5% abv, just in time for the summer months.

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Wine Australia to hold global wine forum

Published:  20 December, 2012

Wine Australia is holding a global Australian wine forum in September 2013, which is hopes will usher in a "new era" for Australian wine.

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Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting

Published:  30 July, 2012

Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18.

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No Australia Day Tasting in 2013

Published:  20 April, 2012

Wine Australia is ditching its annual trade tasting in 2013, and will now hold the event once every two years.

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Wine Australia changes to pay as you go funding model

Published:  18 April, 2012

Wine Australia is changing its generic marketing activity on offer to a user pays format - the body argues it will give it a "neutral position" and allow it to be "more agile".

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Oxford triumphs in University Wine Championship

Published:  30 January, 2012

As Oxford University scoops the award for Wine Australia's University Wine Champion initiative, the generic body looks to expand the initiative into 2013.

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Cool climate wines could grow Aussie volumes

Published:  26 January, 2012

Cooler-climate wines could be the answer to Australia's problems of shrinking off-trade volumes and under-representation on restaurant lists.

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WSET awards: 30% more students in 2011

Published:  24 January, 2012

Last night's glittering WSET awards ceremony at London's Guildhall saw Majestic Wines once again take home a huge haul of gongs.

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Wine Australia UK plays down proposed London move

Published:  05 December, 2011

Wine Australia's UK chief has played down the proposed move from its central London offices as part of a drive to cut costs.

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Western Australia bushfire - minimal impact on wineries

Published:  25 November, 2011

Western Australia bushfire impact on wineries has been"small", according to Nick Power, chief executive officer, Margaret River Wine Industry Association (MRWIA).

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Learn more about Aussie wines

Published:  17 November, 2011

The trade is being offered the chance to find out more about Australian wine from leading wine writers and educators in Wine Australia's new one day wine school running later this month.

 

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Francis Ford Coppola tells Wine Future great wine making is like making a film

Published:  06 November, 2011


Film director Francis Ford Coppola likened wine making to film making in his address to the Wine Future conference in Hong Kong.

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De Bortoli reveals multiple and independent strategy

Published:  20 October, 2011

Australia's fifth largest producer, De Bortoli wines, is determined to succeed in the UK both in supermarkets and with independents.

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Bumper harvest for Australia

Published:  15 June, 2011

The Australian harvest is estimated to be up 1% on last year, reducing hopes that the country can overcome its major oversupply problems.

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Video: Australia needs to make its wines more fun

Published:  23 May, 2011

Buyers, winemakers, marketers and generic bodies are in agreement that Australian wines need to bring the fun back to the category, as well as making it easier for customers to make choices.

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LIWF - De Bortoli to present Rococo rosé

Published:  11 May, 2011

Australian winery De Bortoli will have chief winemaker Steve Webber on hand, who remains true to the De Bortoli belief that "wine should reflect site and season and have a sense of place".

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Treasury pulls support from Wine Australia

Published:  31 January, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has withdrawn its support from Wine Australia in the UK ? saying the body does not do enough to "promote and represent our total portfolio of brands".

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Paul Henry joins Wine Intelligence as associate director

Published:  12 January, 2011

Wine Intelligence has appointed Paul Henry as associate director, effective immediately.

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New UK chief for Wine Australia

Published:  20 December, 2010

Wine Australia has named Yvonne May as its new regional director for the UK, Ireland and the EU.

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Richard Siddle, comment, October 22

Published:  22 October, 2010


It's been a mixed week of fortunes for wine generics. On the hand Michael Cox, who has presided over Chile's amazing growth in the UK for the last seven years, received a special award for his services to the country from no less a person than the Chilean president. Whilst on the other side of the world it was announced that Paul Henry, the face of Wine Australia was following the generic's head for the UK and Europe, Lisa McGovern and tendering his resignation. To lose two such high profile figures in the space of a few weeks seems more than just bad timing.

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Paul Henry defends Wine Australia's UK strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Henry defends his position and strategy for the marketing and promotion of Australian wine following his resignation from the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Schaafsma attacks Wine Australia's "flawed" strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Schaafsma, Australian Vintage's general manager for UK and Europe speaks out against Wine Australia's export strategy and calls for a change in direction following Paul Henry's resignation as general manager for market development at Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Henry's departure sparks trade rifts with Wine Australia

Published:  22 October, 2010


News of Paul Henry's departure from Wine Australia has brought underlying tensions about the generic body's marketing strategy to the surface, according to a report in today's Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Lisa McGovern resigns from Wine Australia

Published:  07 September, 2010

The regional director of Wine Australia UK, Ireland and the EU, Lisa McGovern has resigned.

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Day five of Andrew Catchpole's Regional Heroes blog from Australia

Published:  19 August, 2010

A mellow, cool climate experience in the Adelaide Hills kicked off early this morning with a rain-swept rendezvous with Penny Jones and Katie MacAulay of Petaluma on the summit of Mount Lofty. The idea had been to give us a sweeping overview of the varied topography of the Hills, including the rolling sub-regions of Lenswood and Piccadilly, but the positively British weather drove us to shelter at Bridgewater Mill where we had our first crack at unravelling the diversity of this boutique-scale if rambling region.

 

We looked at Croser fizz, including a creamy-fresh Late Disgorged '09, a flight of aromatic whites, including a piercingly fresh '10 tank sample Sauvignon (as with all 2010 samples tried from barrel, tank or bottle on the trip across the regions, the fruit quality suggested a very good vintage), a focused Petaluma Riesling, and then Viogniers, including a beautifully balanced 2010 under the same label. A clonal tasting of components for the Mount Barker Shiraz followed, with the savoury perfume and power of a Wendouree Vineyard Selection sample topping the bill.

 

Onward to the sleek lines of the Shaw & Smith cellar, where Michael Hill Smith gave us his personal view on Australian regionality over a tasting that including the most recent vintages of M3 Chardonnay, pure and expressive Pinot Noir and Shiraz that showed best from '07, aromatic and plush, with a savoury core.

 

"Adelaide Hills is like Australia writ large," he mused, referring both to the plethora of varieties and styles produced in this diverse region, and the 63 or so GI's, each with their own varietal and stylistic spread, that stretch across this vast continent. "In a way Australia is more complicated than Italy or France because a lot of different varieties are planted in each region, but I am a big believer in regionality and I think a good way of looking at it is focus on the 'stand out' wine style from each region."

 

Hill Smith argues that "Australia has now reached a point where it is tailoring its winemaking to suit the region, not the region to the wine", and it's a point picked up by Marty Edwards at The Lane where we manage a four hour lunch come tasting at the superb cellar door restaurant. Marty, and his irrepressible father John, make a fantastic, oyster and seafood-loving Sauvignon (The Gathering, with a splash of Semillon) very much in the style of an ebullient white Bordeaux. Sauvignon is the Wine Australia designated regional touchstone variety for Adelaide Hills.

 

But Marty is far more inspired by his Chardonnay - "my favourite grape as a vigneron" - and turns out an inspiring spread of wines including a vibrant, spicy Shiraz/Viognier and a cassis and chocolate-laden Cabernet under The Lane label, plus a flagship Shiraz, Reunion. Like Shaw & Smith, which is also known for producing a good Sauvignon, The Lane takes the pragmatic view that each winery, each patch of dirt (as the Aussies fondly refer to their soils), should be free to express itself through the varieties that best suit the terroir.

 

Which is why this trip is revealing that, far from being simplistic, Australian regionality is a very complex affair. The Regional Heroes initiative is really just an intelligent way to try and simplify Australian regionality for the wine drinker while hinting at the greater diversity on offer.

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Andrew Catchpole visits Australia's 'Regional Heroes'

Published:  11 August, 2010

There's nothing quite like a kangaroo sighting to kick any lingering jetlag into touch so soon after tumbling off a flight to Australia.

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Breaking the mould - the first in a new series looking at the opportunities around key grape varieties

Published:  02 August, 2010

In the first of a new series looking at the opportunities around key grape varieties, Carol Emmas focuses on Riesling

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South Australia heads to Harrods

Published:  27 July, 2010

South Australian wines will take centre stage at luxury London retailer, Harrods in August.

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New campaign for Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2010

Wine Australia is celebrating the personalities and places which define Australian wine in the first burst of a new marketing campaign.

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New campaign for Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2010

Wine Australia is celebrating the personalities and places which define Australian wine in the first burst of a new marketing campaign.

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Australia's First Familes of Wine get promotions boost

Published:  28 May, 2010


The Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW) initiative has been given a boost this week with a government grant of AUD$429,000 to help promote the wineries involved around the world.

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Australia addresses oversupply problems

Published:  18 November, 2009

At least 20% of Australia's vineyards are uneconomical and producers need to take "tough, informed decisions" if the country is to end its over-supply crisis, according to a new study.

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Wine Australia calls on independents to back Regional Heroes campaign

Published:  05 November, 2009


Wine Australia is inviting independent merchants to take part in a four-week promotional campaign to help push its Regional Hero initiative.

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Correction: Wine Australia story 4 September

Published:  11 September, 2009

Due to a subbing error in Harpers Wine and Spirit issue on September 4, issue No 15, it was printed that '40% was the top figure given for fall in Wine Australia's revenue'.

The inaccuracy was printed in a sub-heading in the news story ' Wine Australia: budget on track, and implies that Wine Australia's funding could fall by up to 40% this year.

Harpers would like to make a full apology for this error and any misunderstanding that this may have caused.

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UK spends 19% less on Aussie wine

Published:  09 July, 2009

Exports of Australian wine to the UK fell by almost 19% in value terms in the past year, official figures have revealed.

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Parker writers 'accepted free trips'

Published:  05 June, 2009

Members of Robert Parker's team have accepted paid-for hospitality from wine producers, it has been revealed.

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Wines in the Press April 2-5

Published:  07 April, 2009

The national wine critics pass their judgement on the wines that have crossed their paths in recent weeks.

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New Director for Wine Australia

Published:  16 March, 2009

The Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation (Wine Australia) have announced the appointment of Lisa McGovern to the new role of Regional Director of UK, Ireland and Europe, to be based at Australia House in London and effective from the April 6.

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Australian Wine Heroes Return to UK

Published:  09 March, 2009

AUSTRALIAN WINE HEROES RETURN TO UK

AUSTRALIAN WINE HEROES RETURN TO UK

By popular demand, leading independent wine merchants and restaurateurs across the UK are again joining forces with Wine Australia ( http://www.wineaustralia.com ) to run a six to eight week promotion, starting this week - on 'Regional Heroes' wines with true character.

By popular demand, leading independent wine merchants and restaurateurs across the UK are again joining forces with Wine Australia ( http://www.wineaustralia.com ) to run a six to eight week promotion, starting this week - on 'Regional Heroes' wines with true character.

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Scottish tasting to celebrate Australia Day

Published:  27 January, 2009


The Scottish wine trade is celebrating Australia Day in style today in Edinburgh with the first of two generic tastings being held in the UK this week by Wine Australia.

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Wine Australia releases DVD Claire Hu wine

Published:  26 January, 2009

Wine Australia has launched a new interactive DVD and added an online education section to its website.

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Wine Australia starts hunt for "best and brightest" wine talent

Published:  30 October, 2008

Wine Australia has launched its search for candidates for its scholarship programme, which will offer 12 industry members the chance to go to Australia and participate in a series of educational workshops.

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Wine Australia plans new scholarship

Published:  11 September, 2008

Wine Australia plans to launch a new scholarship offering twelve industry members a chance to win a trip to Australia and participate in a series of educational workshops.

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Wine Australia outsources UK PR

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has appointed Lindsay May PR to handle its UK media relations, Harpers.co.uk has learnt.

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Wine Australia praised despite Foster's no-show

Published:  23 July, 2008

by Stuart Peskett
It may have been a smaller event than two years ago, but the overriding reaction to Wine Australia 2006, which took place in Sydney last month, was extremely positive.

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New face at Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

Kirsten Moore has been appointed as Paul Henry's replacement as the regional manager for the UK and Ireland at generic body Wine Australia. Moore, born in Australia, has experience of both the UK off- and on-trade channels and, most recently, worked in a buying role at contract-catering giant Compass Group UK.

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Henry to leave UK for top job at Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

Former Harpers deputy editor Paul Henry has landed the top job at promotional body Wine Australia following the retirement of current general manager Jonathan Scott. Henry, who currently heads up the UK office of Wine Australia, will be relocating to Australia with his family in the New Year.

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Wine Australia gets the book club bug

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia is launching a new marketing initiative next month which aims to capitalise on the growing popularity of book clubs.

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Wine Australia' launches new global export push

Published:  23 July, 2008

Brand Australia' is being relaunched this month, with a refreshed market positioning and a new export strategy following an 18-month process of research and formulation.

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