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Half year operating profits significantly down at Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  20 February, 2014

Half-year operating profits at Treasury Wine Estates fell by 38% to A$45.8 million, which it blamed on increased marketing and distribution investment and challenging conditions in Asia and Australia.   

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints industry outsider as new chief executive

Published:  20 February, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed industry outsider Michael Clarke, veteran of Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola, as its new managing director and chief executive.

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?The Smith report: The rise of the Great British pound

Published:  07 February, 2014

Erin Smith assesses the currency map as the pound continues to gain ground

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California's drought could raise foreign wine imports to the US and bulk wine prices

Published:  05 February, 2014

With California in the midst of one the most severe droughts in its history, the shortfall in domestic wine supply in the US could see a rise in bulk wine prices and an increase in foregin wine imports. 

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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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Jacob's Creek marks new brand imagery with Fiano and Sangiovese wines

Published:  29 January, 2014

Jacobs Creek has unveiled its first major brand review since it was launched in 1976 that looks to reinforce its history, provenance and sense of place with consumers.

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Justin Knock MW on wine pricing, supply and demand in 2014

Published:  22 January, 2014

Justin Knock MW, consultant at Cobevco, takes a look at what the industry can expect regarding pricing, supply and demand in the year ahead.

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Vineyard Safaris to offer holiday makers luxury VIP tours to Australia's most iconic wineries

Published:  21 January, 2014

Vineyard Safaris is a new Australian wine tourism project set up to provide holiday makers with luxury VIP access to some of the most exclusive vineyards and cellars in the country. 

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French wines set for success with advent of sophisticated consumers

Published:  21 January, 2014
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McGuigan Wines invests in customer promotion to drive brand visibility

Published:  20 January, 2014
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Southern hemisphere harvests look good for bulk wine, says Murphy Wine

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Australian Vintage boss predicts strong 2014

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Australia's 2014 vintage gets underway

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Geoffrey Dean on how Australia's future could well be Orange

Published:  15 January, 2014

When Stephen Doyle, the renowned winemaker at Bloodwood in the Orange region of New South Wales, received a complementary message purportedly from an England cricket team official in early January, he was not sure if it was genuine. An avid cricket fan, Doyle sent a witty response, writing that his wine's "deceptively spicy aromatic movement through the air is likely to bowl you sweetly over". He was pleased to hear from your Harpers correspondent that the individual in question, Colin Gibson, is indeed the ECB's director of communications. 

 

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

Published:  14 January, 2014

The wine regions of the world closed out 2013 with some clear winners like South Africa, which reported record exports, and New Zealand, which just entered into a new trade agreement with Taiwan. But countries including Argentina and Australia faced big challenges. We take a look at how the world's major wine regions fared in 2013 and look at their prospects for 2014.

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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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?Interview: Dan Townsend on building fine wine brands at Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  10 January, 2014

The pressure on wine brands to succeed in the UK is nowhere more intense than at Treasury Wine Estates. Richard Siddle asks its UK head, Dan Townsend, how it can succeed with both mainstream and fine-wine brands

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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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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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