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Robin Copestick heads home and reflects on his Asian and Australia adventure

Published:  24 December, 2013

In his final account from travelling around Asia and Australia for the last couple of months, Robin Copestick, co-founder of Copestick Murray, reflects on his weeks on the road, what he has learnt and the lessons to be applied in 2014. 

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Geoffrey Dean basks amongst the vines and winemakers of Margaret River

Published:  23 December, 2013

After the desert-like 40-degree heat of Perth for the Test match, it was quite a relief to encounter Margaret River's Mediterranean climate with temperatures in the mid-20s. World-class Chardonnays abound there, of course, but Voyager Estate has raised the bar to new heights with its expressions of the varietal.

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Q&A with Wayne Falkenberg, chief winemaker, Lindeman's

Published:  18 December, 2013

We talk to Wayne Falkenberg who has been with Lindeman's for 38 years.

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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than 4 billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than four billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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Accolade Wines takes on John Ratcliffe as its new chief executive

Published:  10 December, 2013

Accolade Wines has appointed former Seagrams and Oddbins chief, John Ratcliffe, as its new chief executive.

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Wine Vision chairman, Paul Henry, gives his personal view of global wine challenges

Published:  10 December, 2013

I like words, but I think that numbers do a better job at setting and managing expectation. So when an event entitled, 'Wine Vision', appears, and there is an opportunity to be involved, I guess you have to think pretty carefully about the risk and reward quotient - clearly, at some point, there should be a requirement to be 'visionary'.

 

 

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Consumers not convinced by premium New World sparkling wine says Tesco's Jewell

Published:  06 December, 2013

The market for New World sparkling wine in the UK is likely to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future, according to Tesco wine buyer Laura Jewell MW.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  04 December, 2013

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  04 December, 2013

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Treasury Wine Estates streamlines senior executive team

Published:  27 November, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced today that its executive leadership team, which included five brand business unit leaders and four regional business units, will be reduced to three roles consisting of one chief marketing officer and two regional chief commercial officers, effective immediately.

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Black frost devastates South East Australian vines

Published:  20 November, 2013

Australia's 2014 vintage is likely to be significantly affected by a severe "black" frost that has caused devastating damage to a number of regions in the south east of the country.

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Accolade to push Hardys Chardonnay with new consumer campaign

Published:  19 November, 2013

Accolade Wines is to launch a consumer campaign to raise brand awareness of Hardys Chardonnay.

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Robin Copestick's Asian and Australian adventure. Week One...

Published:  18 November, 2013

In the first of a series of blogs from his travels around South East Asia, Australia and Sri Lanka over the next six weeks, exploring the wine markets and opportunities for his own wines, Robin Copestick, co-founder of Copestick Murray, reports in from Shanghai

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Q&A with Col McBryde of Some Young Punks

Published:  15 November, 2013

Following a successful showing of Australia's Some Young Punks wines at Boutinot's Powerhouse tastings in Manchester, Katherine Canfield catches up with winemaker Col McBryde for the story behind the wines and their outlandish packaging

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Treasury Wine Estates faces lawsuit

Published:  07 November, 2013

The hangover continues for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) following its AUD $160 million write down earlier in the year; TWE now faces a lawsuit by Melbourne City Investments and second potential class action lawsuit funded by IMF Ltd and Maurice Blackburn lawyers who, to date, have only publicised their potential intent to undertake a shareholder class-action case against TWE but who have not, at this stage, commenced any legal proceedings.

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Accolades Wines acquires several brands from the Mud House Wine Group

Published:  06 November, 2013

The Mud House Wine Group has agreed to sell New Zealand brands Mud House, Dusky Sounds, Haymaker, Skyleaf and Waipara Hills, including the Waipara Hills cellar door and café, to Accolade Wines, subject to approval by New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office.

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Australians turn their backs on imported sparkling wine in favour of home grown fizz

Published:  01 November, 2013

The prospects for Australian sparkling wine are looking rosy, thanks to a weakening dollar which has forced the cost of imported wines up, according to new research from Wine Intelligence.

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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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Origin Wine hires Phil Reedman MW to cover Australia

Published:  21 October, 2013

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