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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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Fells welcomes Yalumba into portfolio

Published:  11 May, 2018

Iconic Australian winery Yalumba is to join John E Fells, bringing its portfolio of antipodean estates into the fold, while also taking an equity stake in the UK-based company.

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Hallgarten & Novum signs UK distribution deal for Jim Barry Wines

Published:  08 May, 2018

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Jim Barry Wines, taking over from Negociants UK.

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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 creates new role to grow Chinese presence

Published:  06 March, 2018

Wine Australia has created a regional general manager position, covering greater China, to which it has appointed ‘experienced China hand’, David Lucas.

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McGuigan adds first low-alcohol duo

Published:  05 March, 2018

McGuigan Wines has launched its first low-alcohol duo to tap Brits’ increasing thirst for such offerings.

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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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Following immersion in Riesling Downunder, Sarah Ahmed explores the variety’s potential in the UK

Published:  19 February, 2018

If the recent Riesling Riot was a litmus test, then Riesling is clearly starting to attract the cool crowd in Australia.

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TWE declares war on Rush Rich and other ‘copycat operators’

Published:  16 February, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embroiled in yet another legal challenge, this time against a label which it claims intentionally riffs off the look and feel of one of its flagship Australian brands.

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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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ADT: Aussie alternatives

Published:  26 January, 2018

An assortment of varietals continued to challenge the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Riesling ‘quo at Tuesday’s Australia Day Tasting in London, showcasing an ongoing innovative streak when it comes to plantings and blends.

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Asia’s thirst for Australia drives AU$2.56bn export high, but UK and USA dip

Published:  24 January, 2018

The most recent export figures from Wine Australia, released at the busy Australia Day Tasting (ADT) in London on 23 January, revealed that Australian wine exports to mainland China continue to boom in the wake of the 2015 free trade agreement between the two countries.

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ADT suppliers up their Oz bids as competition ramps up from China and the US

Published:  24 January, 2018

A hardy – dare we suggest, typically Australian – attitude to price hikes and supply challenges was the main exhibit at yesterday’s Australia Day Tasting, where plenty of creative and business flair set out the category’s stall for 2018.

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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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