Scotch whisky has been trademarked in Australia giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.
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.
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.
Excitement about Tasmania is playing an important role in reinvigorating interest in the Australian wine industry as a whole, according to one producer.
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.
A major new trade agreement between Australia and Japan could help open up a new avenue in Asia for Australian wine.
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).
Australian wine sales have fallen flat in China, with one producer admitting that the country is not “the El Dorado” the industry was hoping it to be.
Australia’s medium-sized family wine businesses are vital for exports, believes John Angove, of Angove Family Winemakers.
Heston Blumenthal has announced that he will close his UK three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck for six months in 2015 in order to set up a temporary version in Australia.
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