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Thursday 21 August 2014

Australia

Australian PM under fire for ‘tragic’ cellar

The Australian Prime Minister has been ridiculed for the contents of his wine cellar, which critics claim makes a mockery of the country’s wine industry.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Beetles to fight bush fly menace in Oz

A new species of European beetle has been deployed in Australia to fight swarms of bush flies wreaking havoc on the region’s wine industry.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Can China’s middle classes save Aussie wine?

The impact of China’s austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China’s middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

Friday, August 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Drink red wine instead of meth, says judge

A magistrate has come up with a novel approach to tackling drug abuse.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Sydney sommelier wins scholarship

The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Yellow Tail co-founder Maria Casella dies

Maria Casella, co-founder of Casella Family Brands and its flagship brand Yellow Tail, has died aged 87.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Code signed to protect Aussie winemakers

Australian winemakers will receive better protection when dealing with supermarket giant Woolworths, if a new code implemented after 12 months of negotiations is successful.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Entries open for Alan Lodge spirits writer award

Promising journalists, bloggers and columnists are being called upon to enter the third annual Alan Lodge International Young Spirits Writer of the Year Award.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Blass blasts Treasury’s American venture

The man behind Treasury Wine Estates has called the company’s US venture a “nightmare from day one” urging whoever takes it over to sell it.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury, tough decisions, and bid battles

With offers for Treasury Wine Estates now coming thick and fast, Ron Emler looks at the reasons behind the recent flurry, and wonders what the players could have in store.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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