Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.
An Australian man was arrested after he was caught driving under the influence down the middle of a suburban street on a motorised beer cooler.
A leading figure in the Australian wine industry has hit out at what he perceives as an excessive focus on the country’s supermarket performance.
Two of Australia’s biggest brewers are facing an investigation into whether they breached competition laws after claims they are aiming to shut out smaller brewers and monopolise the market.
Warming winter wines for the southern hemisphere, scarce earth McLaren Vale Shiraz and a “devilishly addictive” sweet red from Jerez made the Asia-Pacific press this week.
A travel insurer has apparently warned Australians not to drink the local arak while on holiday in Bali following a spate of methanol poisonings.
McWilliam’s has been named Winery of the Year in wine writer Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines, which were revealed at a tasting in London yesterday.
Having built a track record for quality at everyday prices, Australian Vintage CEO Neil McGuigan is showing what his team can do at the highest level.
A visit to Western Australia saw the drinks business get stuck into a spot of cow horn preparation, some fabulous foraged food and gatecrash a wedding.
Wine Australia has threatened that producers outside the region of Orange in New South Wales who name their wines as “orange” risk “serious consequences”.
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