Chief executive Michael Clarke has retaliated against criticism from small retailers, saying they are too quick to get upset when big outlets get better deals.
The 2008 vintages of Penfolds Grange and non-first growth crus classés took centre stage in the fine wine world this week.
More tastings, more Burgundy, boutique Australian wine and a quick flashback to db looking more awake.
It remains a challenging task for boutique wineries from Australia to reach out to export markets.
Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.
British passengers are too busy talking to drink during flights, while Aussie passengers are most likely to hit the booze trolley.
Chinese nationals are expected to dramatically increase investment in Australian wineries over the coming years, according to new data.
The UK, US and Canada remain the top three destinations by volume for Australian wines, according to a recent report.
Hong Kong has recorded record levels of Australian wine imports this year and is among a core of increasingly strong Asian markets.
Growers in South Australia’s Riverland are looking at alternatives to wine grapes as profitability issues force producers to adapt or go bust.
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