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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Australia

Firefighters battle bushfires in Barossa

Two bushfires have been brought under control after ripping through more than 2,000 hectares of South Australia’s Barossa Valley, causing extensive damage to several wineries.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne Jayne court case underway

A case between the CIVC and wine writer and educator Jayne Powell, known as “Champagne Jayne”, has begun in Melbourne Federal Court.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Gin, glorious gin!

With the explosion of boutique distilleries around the world, Australia is no exception, and a trip to the Yarra Valley confirmed that there are some very exciting things happening in the world of gin.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Report slams trade’s influence on policy

The alcohol industry’s ability to shape alcohol policy nationally and globally needs to be “curtailed” because of a fundamental conflict of interest.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie winemakers battle storms

Winemakers in Hunter Valley have been particularly hard hit by the dramatic storms that swept much of eastern Australia last week.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Sotheby’s gearing up for ‘superlative’ sale

Over 1,400 lots of “superlative” Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and vintage Port are due to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Woolworth’s deal puts in Summergate in position to grow

Australian liquor giant Woolworth’s recent acquisition of Summergate Fine Wines puts the latter company in a position to “aggressively” build its markets says its CEO.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine sold to fund anti-Islamic group

A controversial sparkling wine called 72 Virgins is being sold to raise funds for an anti-Islamic organisation in Australia.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Kingsland signs LCW distribution deal

Kingsland has signed a deal with Australia’s Limestone Coast Winery to distribute its premium bulk wine to the UK on- and off-trade.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Australian retail giant buys Summergate

One of China’s major wine importers, Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits, and its retail subsidiary Pudao Wines have been bought by Australian drinks retail giant Woolworth’s Liquor Group.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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