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Robin Copestick's Asian and Australian adventure. Week One...

Published:  18 November, 2013

In the first of a series of blogs from his travels around South East Asia, Australia and Sri Lanka over the next six weeks, exploring the wine markets and opportunities for his own wines, Robin Copestick, co-founder of Copestick Murray, reports in from Shanghai


Q&A with Col McBryde of Some Young Punks

Published:  15 November, 2013

Following a successful showing of Australia's Some Young Punks wines at Boutinot's Powerhouse tastings in Manchester, Katherine Canfield catches up with winemaker Col McBryde for the story behind the wines and their outlandish packaging


Treasury Wine Estates faces lawsuit

Published:  07 November, 2013

The hangover continues for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) following its AUD $160 million write down earlier in the year; TWE now faces a lawsuit by Melbourne City Investments and second potential class action lawsuit funded by IMF Ltd and Maurice Blackburn lawyers who, to date, have only publicised their potential intent to undertake a shareholder class-action case against TWE but who have not, at this stage, commenced any legal proceedings.


Accolades Wines acquires several brands from the Mud House Wine Group

Published:  06 November, 2013

The Mud House Wine Group has agreed to sell New Zealand brands Mud House, Dusky Sounds, Haymaker, Skyleaf and Waipara Hills, including the Waipara Hills cellar door and café, to Accolade Wines, subject to approval by New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office.


Australians turn their backs on imported sparkling wine in favour of home grown fizz

Published:  01 November, 2013

The prospects for Australian sparkling wine are looking rosy, thanks to a weakening dollar which has forced the cost of imported wines up, according to new research from Wine Intelligence.


Analysis: Australia's role in global wine shortage concerns

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buy some wine stock and lock the bottles up - a wine shortage may be on the horizon. Morgan Stanley Research released a report titled, "The Global Wine Industry" this week, calling out the risk of an impending 'shortage'.


Origin Wine hires Phil Reedman MW to cover Australia

Published:  21 October, 2013

Penfolds recorking clinic to return to London

Published:  18 October, 2013

Iconic Australian wine brand Penfolds will be hosting a recorking clinic, the first in five years, on October 22 at the Berkeley hotel in London, offering collectors and owners an opportunity to have their wines examined and recorked if necessary.


Round table: Reinventing Australia

Published:  09 October, 2013

The Australian wine industry continues to change in front of our eyes. To help determine what it could be doing better in the UK, Harpers teamed up with Negociants UK to ask the views of a leading group of UK independent and multiple buyers


Lindeman's £1m ad campagin aims for top spot

Published:  08 October, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates-owned Australian wine brand Lindeman's has unveiled a £1 million UK digital advertising campaign in a bid to become the "biggest Australian wine brand in the world".


Wine Business Solutions: What's the future for Australian Wine?

Published:  03 October, 2013

Following the recent Savour conference in Adelaide, Wine Business Solutions gives its assessment on the future challenges and opportunities for the Australian wine industry and asks the question: Was Savour the Saviour?


Oxford Landing scoops major agricultural awards

Published:  23 September, 2013

Oxford Landing Estates winery manager Ashley Ratcliff has won two major Australian agricultural awards in one week.


Schaafsma: Australia has a lot to shout about

Published:  23 September, 2013

As an Australian working in the UK, Paul Schaafsma, Accolade Wines' chief executive for Europe, is determined to play his part in shouting about what his country can offer the UK wine market.


Savour 2013 confirms new link up between Australian wine and Tourism Australia

Published:  16 September, 2013

Savour 2013, Wine Australia's largest event international event, kicked off last night in Adelaide with the official announcement of a new advertising campaign partnership with Tourism Australia.


Key global wine trends and winnners and losers in 2013-2014

Published:  05 September, 2013

Erin Smith takes a look at the overall trends influencing the wine industry and looks ahead to who are the likely winners and losers from a changing global economic picture.


Adelaide all set for Australia's biggest wine conference

Published:  03 September, 2013

Up to 750 guests from around the world are expected to fly in to Adelaide later this month for Savour Australia for what organisers are claiming is "the most comprehensive exploration of Australian wine ever undertaken".


Trade gears up for Savour Australia 2013

Published:  02 September, 2013

Seven-hundred and fifty guests have signed up for wine conference Savour Australia, which will take place from September 15-18 in Adelaide.


Treasury sees 50% profits dip due to unsold wine in US

Published:  22 August, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates has seen annual net profits slide by 50% due to one-off charges on unsold wine in the US, but sales in the UK have shown signs of recovery in recent months.


Australian Vintage chief calls for lower-alcohol tax breaks

Published:  20 August, 2013

Australian Vintage chief executive Neil McGuigan wants the UK government to introduce a new tax band to encourage the production of wines naturally lower in alcohol.


Penfolds teams up with D&D London

Published:  13 August, 2013

Australian wine brand Penfolds is to partner restaurant group D&D London.