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The week that was Brexit edition: Top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  17 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.


Wine consumption up in Oz but overall alcohol down as young Australians opt for "abstinence"

Published:  15 June, 2016

New figures suggest that "abstinence" in young Australians is behind the recent nose-dive in alcohol consumption across the country - although wine consumption is on the up.


Australia's Mediterranean varieties driving next cycle of interest in UK

Published:  07 June, 2016

Australia's future popularity in the UK may well ride on the growing number of Mediterranean varieties emerging from the country, delivering a more niche and premium proposition than the established reliance on volume sales.


Wolf Blass signs multi-year partnership with Manchester City FC in Asia

Published:  31 May, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates' Wolf Blass brand has signed a multi-year partnership deal to be the official wine partner of the Manchester City Football Club for Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.


TWE to relaunch Blossom Hill new packaging with £2m summer marketing campaign

Published:  24 May, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new £2 million summer marketing campaign called "Share a Little Loveliness" as part of a packaging redesign for Blossom Hill.


Shake-up of Waitrose's Australian range

Published:  13 May, 2016

Waitrose is overhauling its Australian wine category, replacing 45% of the current range.


Lanchester adds Vintrigue to its wines

Published:  06 May, 2016

Negociants UK launches Australian winery's rare grape variety

Published:  05 May, 2016

Chaffey Bros Wine Company's quirky names like Not Your Grandma's Rose and Düfte Punkt are the type that catch the eye while wandering around the London Wine Fair.


The Smith Report: China comes good for wine for Chile and Australia

Published:  29 April, 2016

Chilean and Australian wines are on a roll in China where imports are on the up and currency fluctuations have boosted volume.


Revealed: The ten countries drinking two thirds of the world's wine

Published:  28 April, 2016

Italy, France and Spain continue to dominate in terms of production, but who is drinking the most wine?


Australian wine exports jump 13% by value

Published:  18 April, 2016

According to Wine Australia's Export Report in the last 12 months to March 2016, the value of Australian wine exports jumped 13% to AUD$2.1 billion, it biggest increase since 1999, and volume increase by 3%.


McGuigan Wines launches exclusive Family Release range in Waitrose

Published:  22 March, 2016

Australian winery McGuigan Wines has partnered with Waitrose on an exclusive range of wines under the Family Release brand.


ProWein 2016: The importance of brand building within the UK wine trade

Published:  22 March, 2016

This year's ProWein was marked by a distinct spilt that seems to be happening within the UK wine trade. Discovery of small producers and esoteric wines is growing in popularity, but simultaneously so is the emphasis on brand building within the wine trade. Bill Hardy, of UK's number one wine brand discussed the importance of why brand building is important in the UK wine trade.


Prowein 2016: Wine Australia's record presence at show reflects global growth of premium exports

Published:  15 March, 2016

Australia increased its stand space at Prowein by 30% this year, with some 46 exhibitors showing wines from 21 producing regions, aiming to build upon a renewed confidence rooted in growing global exports, including strong premium sales to Asia and growth in the US.


Kingston Estate launches "next generation" of private-label wines at ProWein

Published:  14 March, 2016

South Australian winery Kingston Estate is launching three new Living Brands at ProWein this week.


ProWein 2016: Casella Family Brands sets up European subsidiary and launches new brand

Published:  14 March, 2016

Casella Family Brands, owner of [yellow tail] and Peter Lehmann wines, has established Casella Family Brands Europe Limited in Cambridgeshire with an expected launch date of May 2016.


Mornington Peninsula wineries make waves with London walkabout tasting

Published:  08 March, 2016

Twelve winemakers from Australia's Mornington Peninsula are to offer a one-day masterclass and walkabout tasting of their wines in London.


Wine Australia expands ProWein showcase to reflect diversity

Published:  01 March, 2016

Wine Australia will be celebrating the storied history of Australian wines at its largest showcase yet at ProWein this month.


Q&A: Leanne De Bortoli and her husband Steve Webber, De Bortoli Wines

Published:  03 February, 2016

Leanne De Bortoli and her husband Steve Webber, the chief winemaker, of the De Bortoli Wines talk about Yarra Valley wines, the 2015 vintage, anticipating consumer tastes and the UK market.


New Accolade Wine GM issues a 'word of warning' as Australian wines face a battle ahead

Published:  28 January, 2016

At the Australia Day Tasting held this week in London, Accolade Wines new general manager for the UK and Ireland Rob Harrison issued a 'word of warning' that challenges lay ahead for Australian wines, which now sits below the average price of wine of £5.83 at just £5.20.