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‘Minimal’ approach majors at Deep Down Under

Published:  24 May, 2023

A panoply of minimal intervention styles, from the 100% natural to a range of ‘hands-off’ products, put the spotlight on the very sharpest examples of Australia’s cutting-edge winemaking at Monday’s (22 May) Deep Down Under tasting.


Producer Q&A: Bec Hardy, Bec Hardy Wines

Published:  01 December, 2022

Sixth-generation winemaker Bec Hardy talks to Andrew Catchpole about inheriting responsibility for Pertaringa and Tipsy Hill, her new Bec Hardy label and the demands of upkeeping a family’s winemaking dynasty. 


La Place ‘wave of expansion’ riden by Australia and Spain

Published:  24 August, 2022

Australia and Spain are at the forefront of an increasing number of ‘rest of the world’ wines that are fuelling new growth on the negociant-driven La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.


Giant Steps takes Bastard Hill in its stride

Published:  23 August, 2022

Giant Steps has acquired fellow Yarra Valley winery Bastard Hill, adding to its reach in Victoria.


Penfolds unveils UK summer pop-up

Published:  29 June, 2022

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is undertaking a whistle-stop tour of the UK's leading festivals this summer, which began with the Isle of Wight Festival earlier this month.


Yellow Tail owners to sell vineyard holdings

Published:  09 May, 2022

Casella Family Brands, owners of the iconic label Yellow Tail, has revealed plans to dispose of significant vineyard holdings in Australia.


Displaced Chinese exports look for new home at ATT

Published:  11 April, 2022

A slew of Australian producers which have been forced to reorient themselves following China’s government-imposed trade tariffs were on show at Australia Trade Tasting (ATT) on Thursday, where a renewed ‘buyer-only’ mentality aimed to find new homes for wineries left with major holes in distribution.


Resetting Australia

Published:  01 February, 2022

With export markets yo-yoing in the wake of China’s trade tariffs, Australia is once again reassessing its place in the wine world. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Duty amends will “wipe out the benefits” of non-EU trade deals – make your voice heard

Published:  21 January, 2022

Accolade Wines is the latest major wine company to join calls urging the government to take stock of its alcohol duty review. 


Australia Trade Tasting pushed back to Spring

Published:  06 January, 2022

The annual Australia Trade Tasting has been rescheduled to take place on 7 April, with both the format and Royal Agricultural Halls venue remaining the same.


"Landmark" UK/Australia trade deal finalised

Published:  17 December, 2021

The UK and Australia have reached an historic agreement on trade, in a move that has been welcomed by the WSTA.


Wine Australia looks to expand its reach through high-profile partnership

Published:  06 December, 2021

Wine Australia has recently announced a partnership between its own Australian Wine Connect platform and industry events organiser Vinexpo’s digital platform Vinexposium.


Q&A: Ray Nadeson, Lethbridge Wines

Published:  29 November, 2021

From straw building to solar power by way of highly sustainable viticulture, Australian winery Lethbridge’s driving force, Ray Nadeson, talks premium wines and primordial soup with Andrew Catchpole.


France and Chile main beneficiaries of Australia-China dispute

Published:  23 November, 2021

The ongoing dispute between Australia and its longstanding trade partner is creating unprecedented opportunities for competing nations to increase their market share, according to Rabobank’s Q4 Wine Quarterly report.


Goedhuis & Co Fine Wine Merchants launches Ox Hardy in the UK

Published:  26 October, 2021

Goedhuis & Co Fine Wine Merchants is to become the exclusive importer of the Ox Hardy range, launching it for the first time to the UK market.


Indigo Wine adds new producers to portfolio

Published:  21 October, 2021

Indigo Wine is adding a range of new producers to its portfolio, spanning some of the wine world’s most distant regions.


Long read: Raising a glass to Australian wines

Published:  30 September, 2021

The UK’s love for Australian wines shows no signs of abating. With good availability, competitive pricing, and good transport and distribution networks, supply from Australia is still extremely attractive for UK buyers and wine drinkers. Here, Paul Braydon, buying controller for Kingsland Drinks, delves into the wine trends emerging from Australia, shares insights on the category post-FTA (Free Trade Agreement), and what the UK drinks sector can expect to see next.


McLaren Vale’s Chapel Hill joins Bancroft

Published:  24 August, 2021

Bancroft Wines has expanded its Australian portfolio with McLaren Vale’s Chapel Hill.


Australia feels impact of Chinese tariffs on wine

Published:  04 August, 2021

The impact of the Chinese tariffs on Australian exports will not be immediately offset by other markets, the latest Australian Bulk Wine Market Update has said.


Oz wine exports to UK highest in a decade

Published:  21 July, 2021

Australian wine exports to the UK reached their highest level in a decade during the 2020–21 financial year, according to the latest Wine Australia Export Report released today.