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Wine Australia changes to pay as you go funding model

Published:  18 April, 2012

Wine Australia is changing its generic marketing activity on offer to a user pays format - the body argues it will give it a "neutral position" and allow it to be "more agile".

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Oxford triumphs in University Wine Championship

Published:  30 January, 2012

As Oxford University scoops the award for Wine Australia's University Wine Champion initiative, the generic body looks to expand the initiative into 2013.

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Cool climate wines could grow Aussie volumes

Published:  26 January, 2012

Cooler-climate wines could be the answer to Australia's problems of shrinking off-trade volumes and under-representation on restaurant lists.

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WSET awards: 30% more students in 2011

Published:  24 January, 2012

Last night's glittering WSET awards ceremony at London's Guildhall saw Majestic Wines once again take home a huge haul of gongs.

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Wine Australia UK plays down proposed London move

Published:  05 December, 2011

Wine Australia's UK chief has played down the proposed move from its central London offices as part of a drive to cut costs.

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Western Australia bushfire - minimal impact on wineries

Published:  25 November, 2011

Western Australia bushfire impact on wineries has been"small", according to Nick Power, chief executive officer, Margaret River Wine Industry Association (MRWIA).

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Learn more about Aussie wines

Published:  17 November, 2011

The trade is being offered the chance to find out more about Australian wine from leading wine writers and educators in Wine Australia's new one day wine school running later this month.

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Francis Ford Coppola tells Wine Future great wine making is like making a film

Published:  06 November, 2011


Film director Francis Ford Coppola likened wine making to film making in his address to the Wine Future conference in Hong Kong.

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De Bortoli reveals multiple and independent strategy

Published:  20 October, 2011

Australia's fifth largest producer, De Bortoli wines, is determined to succeed in the UK both in supermarkets and with independents.

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Bumper harvest for Australia

Published:  15 June, 2011

The Australian harvest is estimated to be up 1% on last year, reducing hopes that the country can overcome its major oversupply problems.

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Video: Australia needs to make its wines more fun

Published:  23 May, 2011

Buyers, winemakers, marketers and generic bodies are in agreement that Australian wines need to bring the fun back to the category, as well as making it easier for customers to make choices.

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LIWF - De Bortoli to present Rococo rosé

Published:  11 May, 2011

Australian winery De Bortoli will have chief winemaker Steve Webber on hand, who remains true to the De Bortoli belief that "wine should reflect site and season and have a sense of place".

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Treasury pulls support from Wine Australia

Published:  31 January, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has withdrawn its support from Wine Australia in the UK ? saying the body does not do enough to "promote and represent our total portfolio of brands".

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Paul Henry joins Wine Intelligence as associate director

Published:  12 January, 2011

Wine Intelligence has appointed Paul Henry as associate director, effective immediately.

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New UK chief for Wine Australia

Published:  20 December, 2010

Wine Australia has named Yvonne May as its new regional director for the UK, Ireland and the EU.

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Richard Siddle, comment, October 22

Published:  22 October, 2010


It's been a mixed week of fortunes for wine generics. On the hand Michael Cox, who has presided over Chile's amazing growth in the UK for the last seven years, received a special award for his services to the country from no less a person than the Chilean president. Whilst on the other side of the world it was announced that Paul Henry, the face of Wine Australia was following the generic's head for the UK and Europe, Lisa McGovern and tendering his resignation. To lose two such high profile figures in the space of a few weeks seems more than just bad timing.

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Paul Henry defends Wine Australia's UK strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Henry defends his position and strategy for the marketing and promotion of Australian wine following his resignation from the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Schaafsma attacks Wine Australia's "flawed" strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Schaafsma, Australian Vintage's general manager for UK and Europe speaks out against Wine Australia's export strategy and calls for a change in direction following Paul Henry's resignation as general manager for market development at Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Henry's departure sparks trade rifts with Wine Australia

Published:  22 October, 2010


News of Paul Henry's departure from Wine Australia has brought underlying tensions about the generic body's marketing strategy to the surface, according to a report in today's Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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