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Casella becomes WSET Silver Corporate Patron

Published:  15 May, 2018

Casella Family Brands (CFB) has signed up as a silver Corporate Patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Wakefield predicts best Shiraz vintage in decades

Published:  03 May, 2018

Wakefield Wines has predicted the 2018 Shiraz vintage will be the best in decades.

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McGuigan expands Black Label with first sparkling wines

Published:  30 April, 2018

McGuigan Wines has expanded its Black Label portfolio with three sparkling wines, including a red variant, marking the first fizz to join the range.

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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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Australian wine gets broader powers to protect nation’s wine reputation

Published:  03 April, 2018

New regulations put in place to protect the reputation of Australian wine exports have been introduced.

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Brown Brothers exits “unforgiving” UK market

Published:  02 April, 2018

Brown Brothers has announced it's exiting the UK market after more than 25 years.

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Hallgarten signs deal to distribute McWilliam’s across Continental Europe

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of McWilliam’s Wines Group (MWG) across Continental Europe.

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China to squeeze bulk supply of Australian red to critical levels over next 3-5 years

Published:  14 March, 2018

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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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Highs and lows for Oz

Published:  19 February, 2018

Depreciation at the commercial end of the market and an upswing in sales of wine priced £10 and over are presenting an opportunity for Australia in the UK as premium price points grow, while the country’s bulk growth marches steadily towards China. Jo Gilbert reports

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Calabria promotes Emma Norbiato to chief winemaker

Published:  07 February, 2018

Australian winery Calabria has promoted Emma Norbiato to the role of chief winemaker.

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Gonzalez Byass brings Ashton Hills Pinot Noir to the UK for the first time

Published:  23 January, 2018

Gonzalez Byass has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Ashton Hills, marking the UK debut for the Adelaide producer’s Pinot Noir wines.

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McPherson reveals ‘unique’ wines to celebrate 50 anniversary

Published:  22 January, 2018

Australian winery McPherson Wine Co has revealed a raft of activity to celebrate its 50 birthday, including a number of exclusive wines.

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Australia to take on Canada in the WTO

Published:  17 January, 2018

Australia has launched a dispute settlement action against Canada’s “discriminatory measures” affecting Australian wine at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Accolade appoints David White UK head of marketing

Published:  02 January, 2018

Accolade Wines has appointed David White to the role of UK marketing director, with effect from January 4th 2018.

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Oz government opens Wine Export Grants applications

Published:  02 January, 2018

 

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Nepenthe re-introduces flavour of Adelaide Hills to the UK

Published:  20 December, 2017

Premium Australian winery Nepenthe has re-introduced a selection of cool climate wines from its Altitude and Pinnacle collections to the UK seven years after distribution stalled.

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Australia Day Tasting returns with special guest

Published:  20 December, 2017

The annual Australia Day Tasting (ADT) returns to the UK in January in its usual slot – but this year will feature a special guest.

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“Bump in the road” predicted for imports of Oz wine

Published:  12 December, 2017

Retailers in the UK are being warned to take care when it comes to securing supply of Australian wine as increased competition from China and the US places pressure on exports.

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McGuigan reveals plans to tap thirst for single varietals

Published:  30 November, 2017

McGuigan has revealed a line a NPD poised to hit shelves next year in a bid to tap Brits’ increasing thirst for single varietals wines.

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Jacob’s Creek gives Classics collection heritage revamp

Published:  09 November, 2017

Jacob’s Creek has given its Classics collection a makeover intended to make it easier for shoppers to navigate the wine aisle and spot the wines.

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French and Aussie wineries join forces

Published:  23 October, 2017

Two boutique wineries from France and Australia have joined forces to distribute their wines internationally.

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Australian Women in Wine Awards reveals 2017 winners

Published:  27 September, 2017

The cream of the crop of Australia’s women in wine gathered in London yesterday for the annual Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event, marking the first time it has taken place outside OZ.

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De Bortoli introduces ‘alternative grape varieties’ wine trio

Published:  09 August, 2017

De Bortoli Wines has introduced a wine trio blended with alternative grape varieties

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Domaine Naturaliste appoints Hayward Bros as UK agent

Published:  07 August, 2017

Hayward Bros has been appointed UK agent for Margaret River winery Domaine Naturaliste by Bruce Dukes.

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Larger crush poised to boost Australian export sales

Published:  02 August, 2017

The National Vintage Report 2017 for Australia has revealed increases in both the national wine grape crush and the average purchase price.

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Australian Premium

Published:  08 June, 2017

Generating more than £1.1 billion in off-trade sales alone in the UK each year, Australia is clearly a category to be reckoned with, continuing to lead its nearest rivals Italy, France and the US by quite some degree. In the on-trade, too, while sitting in a far more modest third position, the country racked up a further  £366 million worth of sales in 2016, adding another sizeable dose of Down Under flavour to the British wine scene.

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