Category: Wine Industry News

ACCC commences market study into winegrape industry

Winemakers may soon be under fire after concerns raised by grapegrowers have resulted in a new ACCC market study examining competition, contracting practices, transparency and risk allocation issues in the winegrape supply chain. ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh said growers have highlighted the risks associated with their contracts, with many saying there is a lack […]

Read more >

Skål! Nordic markets celebrate the diversity of Australian wine

This week kicked off with the ‘Made Our Way’ tasting in Denmark and will be followed by Australian Wine Tastings in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Together these four countries represent 11% of Australian wine exports to Europe by value. In the year ended June 2018, the value of exports to the Nordics increased by one percent to $68 million, while average […]

Read more >

Australian winemakers generate buzz in the UK and Danish wine trade

The wine trade in the United Kingdom (UK) and Denmark are embracing Australian wine with renewed enthusiasm following Wine Australia’s Off the Vine and Made Our Way tastings in London and Copenhagen. With a focus on illustrating Australia’s innovative and experimental approach to wine, the tastings featured more than 350 wines from nearly 40 producers […]

Read more >

Government to strengthen wine export regulation

WFA has been working with the Australian government for a number of months, investigating options to strengthen the wine export regulatory system to deal with potential intellectual property infringements. The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) released a consultation paper and call for industry feedback on a proposal, to develop a new Wine Export Label […]

Read more >

Regenerative farming for wine the focus for new Nuffield Scholar

Richard Leask, from McLaren Vale South Australia, has been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Wine Australia to research best-practice regenerative farming systems across the wine sector. Leask’s research aims to understand how to successfully transition to regenerative farming from more chemically intensive models. He will explore the key drivers that initiated transitions, the role […]

Read more >

This time it’s not the big guns standing out at Canberra’s wine show

It’s the third day of the Canberra and Region Wine Show and the big guns have come out to play. There have been a record number of entries for the 2018 show, 330 wines are being judged in 2018, including 40 Shirazes, 40 Rieslings and 30 Chardonnays. Source, Canberra Times

Read more >

Penfolds brings recorking clinics back to Australia

Penfolds is bringing its recorking clinics back to Australia in November, with its winemakers offering ‘the ultimate wine health-checks’ on aged Penfolds wines. The clinics allow anyone with any Penfolds red wine aged 15 years or older, the opportunity to have their prized bottles opened and visually inspected, quality assessed, topped, certified, and re-capsuled, arresting […]

Read more >

Close – but no cigar: how does Chile rate as a competitor to Australia in the world wine market?

In many ways, as a wine-producing country, Chile is a lot like Australia. This makes it important to understand the Chilean wine sector, and how it rates as a competitor when it comes to global wine customers. Source, Wine Australia

Read more >

Research aims to help grapegrowers deal with climate change challenges

A research team from the University of Tasmania (UTAS) is using climate science to provide the Australian grape and wine community with information on dealing with climate change. The team has provided tools and practical management options to help the industry face the challenges of short-term climate cycles and long-term climate change. Source, Food & […]

Read more >

Treasury Wine’s Squealing Pig heads to global market

Penfolds owner Treasury Wine Estates will launch one of its fastest-growing local brands into the United States and United Kingdom early in 2019 to try and capitalise on a global shift by consumers into lighter, refreshing wines as the Rosè category produces strong growth. Source, Australian Financial Review

Read more >

Merger of Australian Vignerons and Winemakers’ Federation of Australia proposed

Australian Vignerons has written to its members advising that its board and that of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia are in the process of formally discussing what a merger of the two organisations would look like. Chief executive of Australian Vignerons Anna Hooper said in the email that the two organisations had been holding discussions […]

Read more >

What’s in a name? A look into awareness of Australia’s wine producing regions

What’s the best-known wine region in China? For Chinese upper middle class imported wine drinkers surveyed by Wine Intelligence in 2018, Bordeaux was ranked number one for awareness with a 52% recall. This was followed by Ningxia Province in China and Provence in France. Of Australian wine regions, these Chinese consumers were most aware of […]

Read more >

Finalists announced for 2018 ASVO Winemaker of the year

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) have announced the finalists for the 2018 ASVO Winemaker of the year award. The ASVO Awards for excellence are now in their 6th year and continue to grow. ASVO president Dr Tony Robinson said the awards highlight the achievements of dedicated professionals in the wine industry. “As […]

Read more >

A review of two wines from the vineyard founded by Australia’s ‘greatest wine reviewer’

When a couple of Coldstream Hill wines landed on the desk of author, Frank Wilden, it reminded him that the doyen of Australian wine, James Halliday AM, had recently achieved O.B.E status: Over Bloody Eighty. James secured his place long ago from accolades achieved over the years; the most directly relevant to this piece was […]

Read more >

Global harvest 2018: ‘good, average’

The global wine harvest in 2018 looks like it will return to an average size, easing supply pressures and potentially softening prices. However, demand for Australian wine remains strong against the overall trend, reflected in higher winegrape prices. Source, Wine Australia

Read more >

What price provenance?

Reluctant to write of wines he has not actually consumed, Phillip White is nevertheless attracted to fancy releases of great price, and how they tend to be launched. Such things seem to come and go; some, one-offs like Peter Gago’s astonishing Penfolds Ampoule ($168,000), or his Penfolds G3 ($3000), sell in flash, rarely to reappear […]

Read more >

Load More Articles In This Section

Back Issues

Search the Daily Wine News Monthly News feed below.

Wine Industry Directory Buyers’ Guide

Search the Buyers’ Guide for companies, services and brands.