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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Australia

The Proust Q&A: Darren Rathbone

The CEO and group chief winemaker of the Rathbone Group talks to db about having no time for regrets and dining with David Attenborough.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

China presents a ‘long, slow opportunity’ for Australian wine

China has slowed down its demand for fine Australian wine, but there is still plenty of opportunity for growth, says Darren Rathbone, CEO of the Rathbone Group.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

Oyster Bay owner Delegat has launched “a new global brand” from Australia’s Barossa Valley, targeting “aspirational wine consumers in a contemporary style”.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Winemaker fined $35k over toxic waste

An Australian winemaker has been fined AUS$35,000 (£17,000) after he was found guilty of dumping toxic chemicals down a drain.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Hardys invests £4m in summer of cricket

Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in with the Australian wine brand’s sponsorship of the English cricket team.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Most expensive cocktail covers $32m heist

The world’s most expensive cocktail was never actually sold and was instead used to cover a AUS$32 million casino heist, it has emerged.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bilingual ‘tool’ demystifies wine tasting

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority has developed a new “tool” which translates wine tasting notes into terms that could be more easily understood by the Chinese palate.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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