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Saturday 4 July 2015

Australia

Diageo’s Australia director ‘resigns’

Tim Salt, the managing director of Diageo Australia, is leaving the company at the end of June, reports have claimed.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Asia ‘presents exciting opportunity’ for Australia

Key “influencers” such as sommeliers are changing the landscape of Australian wine in Asia, according to Wine Australia’s regional director Aaron Brasher.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Cider stretching influence outside the UK

Cider will grow around 5% annually for the next five years thanks to the category strengthening its position in the US, Australia and South Africa, a market report has said.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Proust Q&A: Geoff Merrill

The South Australia winemaking icon on regretting not playing Test Cricket, what he looks for in a woman and missing easy putts at golf.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 No Comments »

UK celebration planned for Bob McLean

Friends and colleagues of Bob McLean, who did so much to champion Australian wine overseas, are invited to a UK celebration of his life next month.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s drinking habits no longer about ‘ganbei’

China’s attitude to alcohol and food pairing is changing, with consumers increasingly spending more time over meals and less time downing their drinks, according to Katnook Estate’s senior winemaker.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

McLaren Vale plans wine to rival Penfolds

Winemakers in McLaren Vale have moved one step closer to producing a collaborative blend which they believe could rival Penfolds’ Grange in quality.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Japan sees jump in Australian wine exports

Wine Australia hosted its first “Inspired Tasting” in Tokyo this week, as recent export figures revealed a 7.8% increase in value of Australian wine to AUS$42.7 million.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Australian wine industry ‘on a roll’

Australian winemaker and international consultant Brian Croser has hailed changes to his country’s wine industry within the last two years as “an evolution – almost a revolution”.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Australia was never ‘anti-terroir’

A boutique Australian producer has spoken out about the country’s reputation for selling “sunshine in a bottle”, claiming winemakers were never anti-terroir.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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