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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Australia

Pontifex Scholarship 2015 open for entries

Wine Australia and The Daniel Pontifex Memorial Trust have opened the 2015 Daniel Pontifex Scholarship to find the next big name in hospitality.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Antipodean craft brewers in tax tussle

A proposed tax refund for craft brewers in Australia should not be extended to their counterparts in NZ, says the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Pub’s ‘shameless’ campaign funds makeover

A rundown pub has launched a novel campaign to convince the internet to fund its renovations by promising to “shamelessly name parts in the pub in your honour”.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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