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TWE trials robotic help to optimise yield prediction

Published:  14 June, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embracing robotic help in a bid to optimise yield prediction in wine grapes, and to improve autonomous crop spraying with the use of robots, as part of a three-way trial.

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Fine Wines Direct UK adds Thorn-Clarke

Published:  09 June, 2021

Fine Wines Direct UK has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Barossa producer Thorn-Clarke Wines in the UK.

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Six leading Australian wine importers to host new tasting event

Published:  01 June, 2021

Six leading importers of Australian wine are to host a new trade and press tasting called Deep Down Under which will showcase 150 wines by 56 of Australia’s winemakers.

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Australian UK wine exports continue to rise

Published:  29 April, 2021

Australian wine exports to the UK continued to rise in the last 12 months, with both value and volume in double-digit growth.

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Calabria Family Wines acquires McWilliam’s Wines

Published:  06 April, 2021

Riverina and Barossa Valley winemaker Calabria Family Wines has acquired McWilliam’s Wines, for an undisclosed sum.

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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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Accolade snaps up Heuzenroeder from Yalumba

Published:  24 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has appointed Teresa Heuzenroeder as its new senior winemaker and manager for its Tintara facility. 

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Brampton resigns as TWE European MD

Published:  22 February, 2021

Michelle Brampton has resigned from her role as MD of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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ABS launches Oz tasting in absence of generic event

Published:  11 January, 2021

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) is gearing up to host  its own virtual Australia portfolio tasting in light of the cancellation of the generic annual Australia tasting. 

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Lawmakers line up worldwide to protest China’s Oz wine tax

Published:  02 December, 2020

A group of over 200 MPs and other legislators from 19 countries have launched a campaign against China’s swingeing new tariffs on Australian wine.

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Oz wines hit with huge Chinese import taxes

Published:  30 November, 2020

China has imposed taxes of up to 212% on imports of Australian wine.

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Accolade names Katnook Estate senior winemaker

Published:  30 November, 2020

Accolade Wines has named Natalie Cleghorn as senior winemaker and manager for Coonawarra’s premium Katnook Estate.

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C&C Wines partners with Accolade

Published:  20 November, 2020

Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C Wines) has partnered with Fine Wine Partners, the fine wine division of Accolade Wines, to boost its Australian offering.

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Calabria acquires three wine brands from Henkell Freixenet

Published:  12 November, 2020

Calabria Family Wines has acquired a trio of Australian wine brands – Deakin Estate, La La Land and Azahara, from Wingara Wine Group [part of Henkell Freixenet], for an undisclosed sum.  

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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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Botrytis bio-fungicide approved in Australia

Published:  25 August, 2020

Eden Research has received authorisation for the sale of its bio-fungicide, which protects against Botrytis Cinerea, in Australia, for use on wine and table grapes.

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Jackson Family acquires Giant Steps Winery

Published:  25 August, 2020

Jackson Family Wines has acquired Yarra Valley winery Giant Steps for an undisclosed sum. 

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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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TWE unveils 'luxury' e-commerce platform

Published:  04 August, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has introduced The Winery Collection, an e-commerce platform, displaying its portfolio of key luxury wines in the UK.

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