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Thursday 24 April 2014

Australia

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 »

China ‘not the El Dorado we first thought’

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.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Angove sets out Australia’s route forward

Australia’s medium-sized family wine businesses are vital for exports, believes John Angove, of Angove Family Winemakers.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

The Fat Duck migrates to Australia

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.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Accolade Wines gets $300m finance deal

Accolade Wines has secured a US$300m cross-border finance package from GE Capital International, building on its $220m deal in 2011.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Bushfires used to test impact of smoke on wine

Wine scientists are recreating bushfires to help understand the impact of smoke on wine production.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury Estates’ Wynns joins Bibendum

Wine merchant Bibendum is strengthening its Australian portfolio with the addition of three new wineries.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Man bitten by deadly snake reaches for beer

An Australian man reacted to a bite from one of the world’s most poisonous snakes by saying: “If I’m going to cark it, I’m going to have a beer.”

Monday, March 10th, 2014 3 Comments »

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