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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Australia

Treasury rejects US takeover bid

Troubled wine group Treasury Wine Estates has dismissed a bid from US equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), worth just over AU$3 billion.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Indonesia threatens plain alcohol labels

Indonesia is threatening to slap plain packaging on wine and spirits from countries that put plain labels on cigarette packets.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Australia in pictures: Victoria

Winemaking submarines, “bung” cricket and a sommelier let loose on a pig farm were just some of the sights awaiting db in Victoria during a thrilling tour of Australia.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Vasse Felix hangs hat on new Chardonnay

Margaret River producer Vasse Felix is preparing to launch a new Chardonnay, positioned just below its top end Heytesbury label, as the main reference point for its brand.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Gosper resigns from Wine Australia

Wine Australia’s general manager of market development, James Gosper, has announced his resignation after five years with the company.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Clare Valley caught in Riesling dichotomy

Riesling may shape the reputation of Clare Valley, but a tension exists between commercial success and critical acclaim.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 3 Comments »

Barossa needs ‘more honest’ style

Barossa Valley winemakers need to break free from the region’s “default setting” and revisit the lighter expressions of its past, believes one winemaker.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Brewery plans $100k ‘big bottle’ model

An Australian brewery’s proposal to erect a 30 metre high beer bottle to promote its flagship brew has been criticised for signalling “a city of drunks.”

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Battle scars hold back Coonawarra

The pursuit of sub-regional distinctions within Coonawarra remains inhibited by scars from a legal battle over the region’s original boundaries.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Australian terroir based on light, not soil

Australian producers should focus their notion of terroir less on soil and more on the far greater impact of light, according to leading winemaker Bill Downie.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 2 Comments »

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