Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has struck a deal with Australia’s national carrier Qantas to serve Mumm and Perrier Jouët to its first class passengers.
Yalumba’s Robert Hill-Smith has taken over as chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine with a mission to put the country “back on the catwalk”.
Australian wine exports to Asia rose 8% by volume in 2014 and despite the slowdown in China, bottled exports are recovering to pre-austerity levels.
Australia’s largest ever trade mission to India, Australia Business Week in India, has identified a number of opportunities for wine in the sub-continent.
Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.
An Australian retailer is tackling binge drinking by refusing to sell cask wine to customers, unless they have a car.
Wine producer Australian Vintage has brought UK press operations in-house, appointing Wibke Carter to the role of communications manager UK.
A sprawling vineyard estate once owned by the Tyrrell family and more recently the late Len Evans has hit the market for AUS $10 million.
Tennis super star and current world number one, Novak Djokovic, is the latest focus of Jacob’s Creek’s “Made By” series.
Treasury Wine Estates has named Bob Spooner as its new chief supply officer.
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