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Australian wine sales exceed supply for third year

Published:  30 March, 2021

Australian wine sales during 2019 to 2020 exceeded supply for the third year in a row impacted by drought conditions and bushfires in some regions of the country. 

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UK demand for Oz wine up in wake of Covid and Brexit

Published:  03 February, 2021

Sales of Australian wine in the UK have been boosted since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the months leading up to Brexit, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report. 

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UK helps Australian wine exports hit highest level since 2007

Published:  28 October, 2020

Global Australian wine exports were up 4% to $2.998bn in the 12 months to September 2020, with all of its top-five export markets showing growth including the UK, according to Wine Australia’s latest export report. 

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Wine Australia’s Tasting Blind Club moves online

Published:  27 October, 2020

Wine Australia has converted its Tasting Blind Club into an online Tasting Blind Club Quiz hosted by Emma Symington MW.

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Aussie wine exports to the UK up in value but volume drops

Published:  04 August, 2020

The value of Australian wine exports to the UK increased by 3% to AU$383m in the 12 months ended 30 June 2020, according to new data released by Wine Australia.

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“Smallest vintage in living memory” delights Oz winemakers, if not accountants

Published:  16 June, 2020

Off the back of a “rollercoaster ride”, variously involving frosts, drought, heatwaves, horrendous bush fires and finally the disruption of Covid-19, Australia’s 2020 vintage is expected to produce some “sensational wines” from a very low yielding crush.

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Australian wine exports to the UK drop 7%

Published:  11 June, 2020

The value of Australian wine exports to the UK declined 7% to AU$356m in the 12 months ended April 2020, according to new data released by Wine Australia.

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Wine Australia improves educational programme

Published:  01 May, 2020

Wine Australia has improved its Australian Wine Discovered (AWD) educational programme with all modules and materials refreshed and three new modules added. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wine Australia

Published:  21 April, 2020

In the third of our series on responses of the generic bodies to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Laura Jewell MW, regional general manager, Wine Australia UK & Europe

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Industry body warns a third of OZ wineries could go under

Published:  20 April, 2020

A key Australian industry body is said to have predicted a third of Australian wineries could go under as a result of Covid-19. 

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New research says ‘not all hope lost' when it comes to smoke taint

Published:  08 April, 2020

A multi-faceted, multi-agency smoke taint project, supported by the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and funded by the Australian government, has confirmed that blending or dilution with unaffected wine can be an effective remedy for smoke-affected wine.

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Plumpton scholarship launched at Hazel Murphy celebration

Published:  13 March, 2020

At a moving tribute to Hazel Murphy at Australia House on Thursday, Wine Australia’s Laura Jewell MW announced a new scholarship in memory of the former “dynamo” behind Australian wine.

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Wine Australia reveals AUD $500m raised in charitable donations

Published:  22 January, 2020

Wine Australia has revealed that more than AUD $500m has been raised so far in charitable donations from across the globe in relation to the devastating bushfires.

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Yalumba unveils minimal intervention range

Published:  21 January, 2020

Yalumba unveiled its latest NPD at Australia Trade Tasting - a four-strong range of wine made with minimal intervention.

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Hazel Murphy remembered as champion of Australian wine

Published:  02 January, 2020

The trade awoke to a new year with the sad news that Hazel Murphy AM had passed away on 1 January.

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China fuels Aussie wine export growth

Published:  30 October, 2019

Australia’s wine exports grew 7% by value in the 12 months to 30 September 2019 to AU$2.89bn, Wine Australia has revealed.

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Australia’s search for ‘future icons’

Published:  18 September, 2019

Australia’s new generation of icon wines will reflect a growing confidence in listening to the Aussie palate, drawing on tradition to inform the avant-garde.

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Australia: Dishing the dirt

Published:  07 August, 2019

Despite declining overall UK market share, Australia’s renewed dynamism is making headway in premium channels. James Lawrence reports

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Emma Symington MW returns to Wine Australia

Published:  29 April, 2019

Emma Symington MW has returned to Wine Australia following maternity leave to take up the newly-created role of education development manager EMEA.

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Australia ramps up Prowein presence

Published:  05 March, 2019

Wine Australia is fielding a bumper crop of producers and wines at this year’s Prowein in its strongest presence to date in what CEO Andreas Clark describes as “one of the biggest and most important events in Wine Australia's global calendar”.

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