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Friday 1 August 2014

Australia

Australia kicks off industry overhaul

Leading figures from Australia’s wine industry have been appointed to the board of the new Australian Grape & Wine Authority, which comes into operation today.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Mildura wine lost in truck crash fireball

Hundreds of bottles of wine were destroyed after a truck burst into flames on an Australian motorway this morning.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Barossa mourns Doug Lehmann

Doug Lehmann, deputy chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines, has died almost exactly one year after his own father, the company’s founder, passed away.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Carter quits in Treasury shake-up

Andrew Carter, chief commercial officer for APAC & EMEA at Treasury Wine Estates has decided to leave after the wine group announced “substantial changes to its business model”.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Penfolds makes tactical launch move

Penfolds has announced a plan to shift the release date for its top end wines, launching them all together in October to tap into a key time of year for gift giving.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury writes down $260m of assets

Treasury Wine Estates has said it expects a AU$260 million impairment to its assets by the end of the year as it writes down the value of its wine business and embarks on a massive restructure.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Asian media

Antipodean Pinot Noir, southern French heavyweights and the delights of Hong Kong’s newest addition to the cocktail scene feature in this week’s round-up.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Jacob’s Creek launches wine aged in whisky barrels

While whisky is commonly aged in wood from the wine industry, Jacob’s Creek has launched the opposite: a range of red wines aged in whisk(e)y barrels.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 Pinot Noirs

We pick out 10 of the top performing wines from the drinks business Global Pinot Noir Masters, which revealed exciting quality across all price points.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Scientists use DNA tech to develop wine

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.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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