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Saturday 4 July 2015

Australia

Bordeaux and Rest of the World stay afloat in December

The Bordeaux and Rest of the World sub-indices of the Liv-ex 1000 were the only two to see increases in December.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

South Australia fire destroys vineyard

Firefighters are battling a bushfire that has burnt through 12,500 hectares in South Australia, destroying at least half of one winery’s vineyard.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

KFC trials beer serves in Australia

In the home of beer-can chicken, fast-food giant KFC has applied to Australian authorities to allow a new concept store to serve beer to customers.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Australian wine ‘cheaper than water’

Wine is being sold for less than the price of bottled water at a number of Australian retailers, with a dip in international demand having driven down prices.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 4 Comments »

Asian buyers push up vineyard prices

Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Liberty takes Giant Steps

UK importer Liberty Wines has added Yarra Valley producer Giant Steps to its extensive Australian wine portfolio.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 No Comments »

McGuigan UK’s 5th biggest wine brand

Australian wine brand McGuigan has grown to become the fifth largest selling wine brand in the UK according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Firefighters battle bushfires in Barossa

Two bushfires have been brought under control after ripping through more than 2,000 hectares of South Australia’s Barossa Valley, causing extensive damage to several wineries.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne Jayne court case underway

A case between the CIVC and wine writer and educator Jayne Powell, known as “Champagne Jayne”, has begun in Melbourne Federal Court.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Gin, glorious gin!

With the explosion of boutique distilleries around the world, Australia is no exception, and a trip to the Yarra Valley confirmed that there are some very exciting things happening in the world of gin.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

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