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Thursday 17 April 2014

Australia

Australia puts positive spin on Chinese slide

Wine Australia blieves Chinese austerity measures will benefit the wine industry in the long term, despite attributing its slide in this market to the crackdown.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Seppeltsfield releases rare WW1 wine

Five rare vintages of Tawny Port dating from 1914 to 1918 have been released by the south Australian Seppeltsfield Estate, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Bottle of Penfolds brings down Aussie politician

The premier of New South Wales in Australia has resigned after “forgetting” to declare he had received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange as a gift from a suspect in a corruption case.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Scotch whisky gets Australian trademark

Scotch whisky has been trademarked in Australia giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Australia must stop ‘mindless chase of listings’

Tesco has expressed concern about the “homogenisation” of Australia’s major wine brands, calling for them to work harder to stand out from the crowd.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 10 Comments »

Brits prefer ‘big-brand Australian reds’

A Brit’s “perfect bottle” is red, Australian, from a big name brand, has a screw cap, costs on average £5.83 and is bought from a local supermarket, according to a recent survey by Cobevco.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Tasmania boosts Aussie wine revival

Excitement about Tasmania is playing an important role in reinvigorating interest in the Australian wine industry as a whole, according to one producer.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury CEO set to slash portfolio

Treasury Wine Estates’ new CEO Michael Clarke has fuelled speculation that the group may sell off its Beringer brand as he confirmed an immediate need to cut costs.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine to benefit from Australia-Japan deal

A major new trade agreement between Australia and Japan could help open up a new avenue in Asia for Australian wine.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Australian beer consumption at 69-year low

Australians are drinking less alcohol than at any time in the last 15 years with beer consumption dropping to a 69-year low, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Monday, April 7th, 2014 2 Comments »

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