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Monday 26 September 2016 loc: GB

Australia

Chalmers Project: The Italian connection

While Australian winemakers are now quickly embracing Italian grape varieties, the Chalmers family of winemakers were among the first to spot their potential.

Friday, March 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 fastest growing ‘alternative’ grapes in Australia

Fiano, Sangiovese, Durif? What are the ‘alternative’ grape varieties in Australia seeing the most growth?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 4 Comments »

Watchdog dismisses ‘racist’ whisky charge

Australian advertising authorities have dismissed a complaint lodged by a Scottish person who said a radio advert for Aldi’s Highland Scotch whisky was “racist”.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine grapes ‘can combat climate change’

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is investigating ways to use grape marc to reduce livestock methane emissions – thought to be a major cause of global warming.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 1 Comment »

Australian lobby calls for booze tax increase

A lobby group in Australia has suggested that a 10% rise in tax excise on alcohol would bring in an extra AU$2.9 billion a year to help the budget deficit.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Treasury CEO given 30% pay rise

Michael Clarke, the CEO of Australian wine group Treasury Wine Estates, has seen his pay packet soar to £1.15 million off the back of the company’s “outstanding” results.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 1 Comment »

15,000 ‘fight for right to party’ in Sydney

Around 15,000 people have taken to the streets in Sydney, Australia to protest against the city’s strict alcohol restrictions.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 No Comments »

The Wine Explorers: Australia

In the latest update of the Wine Explorers’ travels to appear on db, we see the guys start the year in style with a visit to sunny Australia.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

New d’Arenberg wine branded sexist

A new £99 wine by provocative Australian brand d’Arenberg has been dubbed “sexist” by a local female wine writer due to its controversial name.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 7 Comments »

Treasury posts 42% profit rise

Treasury Wine Estates’ strategy to up its premium offer appears to be paying off, with the company reporting a 42% rise in net profits in the first half.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 No Comments »

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