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New World wines thrive in challenging Chinese market

Published:  07 January, 2016

The market for wine is rebounding strongly for New World wines, according to reports in the Chinese news media.


2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Dan Townsend, Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  29 December, 2015

Dan Townsend, general manager of Europe for Treasury Wine Estates, saw 2015 as very strong year at TWE and thinks that the reverse takeover of Matthew Clark by Conviviality "has the potential to be a real game changer in terms of the UK trading landscape." Townsend is most excited about the opportunities that lay ahead in 2016, but sees Duty as one of the toughest challenges that trade faces next year.


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.


Ehrmanns extends Australian portfolio with Willow Bridge Estate

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wine supplier Ehrmanns has inked a UK distribution deal with Western Australian winery Willow Bridge Estate across both the on- and the off-trade.


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.


Treasury brings second-tier brands into the limelight

Published:  17 November, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates is to invest in building its smaller regional brands, chief executive Michael Clarke told shareholders at the company's AGM in Adelaide last week.


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.


Wakefield takes two top awards at Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Published:  02 November, 2015

Wakefield Wines has won both Best Australian Shiraz and Best Australian Shiraz under AU$25 at the 2015 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.


Calabria family wins 15 medals at world's largest wine competition

Published:  30 October, 2015

Australian wine producer, the Calabria Family Winery, has taken home 15 medals from the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015.


Accolade takes Grant Burge distribution from Hatch Mansfield

Published:  30 October, 2015

Australian winery Grant Burge is to end its 10-year distribution deal with Hatch Mansfield.


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.


Penfolds launches new collection with Royal Opera House venture

Published:  16 October, 2015

Last night saw the launch of Penfolds' 2015 collection at London's Somerset House.


Treasury Wine Estates scoops up Diageo wine business

Published:  14 October, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates has acquired the bulk of Diageo's US and UK wine operations for £390 million.


Australia's Robert Oatley wines to join Hatch Mansfield portfolio

Published:  09 October, 2015

Hatch Mansfield will take on the UK agency for Australia's Robert Oatley Vineyards from January 1.


Negociants showcases new Yalumba releases in Icon tasting

Published:  08 October, 2015

Yalumba supplier Negociants UK is to pit its New World wines against Old World counterparts in a tutorial as a curtain-raiser to its annual free-pour Icon Release Tasting.


Ex-Pernod Ricard wine boss Atkinson joins Aussie wine producer

Published:  05 October, 2015

Former Pernod Ricard wine boss Adrian Atkinson has joined Australian wine producer Wakefield Wines in the new role of European market manager.


Treasury Wine Estates tipped as favourite to take Blossom Hill and Piat d'Or off Diageo's hands

Published:  01 October, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates has refused to comment on speculation that it is lining up an acquisition of Diageo's Blossom Hill brand and the rest of its wine business.


Australia's Barramundi embrances the sun and fun in rebrand

Published:  28 August, 2015

Australian wine brand Barramundi has been given a rebrand in a bid to appeal more to younger adult consumers.


Reduced focus on 'unsustainable volume' in UK hits Treasury Wine Estates' European figures

Published:  19 August, 2015

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates saw its earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region cut in half in the year to June 30, as the company sought to move away from low margin business in British supermarkets.


Fells takes UK distribution for Australia's Brown Brothers

Published:  14 August, 2015

Australia's family-owned wine producer Brown Brothers has appointed Fells to handle its UK distribution.