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Aus to host the Institute of Masters of Wine 10th international Symposium

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced that Adelaide will host its next international Symposium in June 2022.   The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the Institute’s ninth international Symposium, ‘Living Wine’ in Logrono, Spain.   The four-day event in Australia will be co-hosted by Wine Australia, and will be […]

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Pernod Ricard wines undergoing ‘standard import reviews’ in China

Some of Pernod Ricard’s products imported into China are undergoing normal document reviews at Chinese customs and standard procedures are being followed, according to a statement the firm sent to the Global Times on Thursday in which it denied recent foreign media reports on customs delays. Source, China Wines Information

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A celebration of Australian Wine Made Our Way

Record numbers of Chinese wine trade, media and consumers enthusiastically participated in the Wine Australia China Roadshow 2018 that visited Shenyang, Jinan and Wuhan before concluding in Shanghai on 11 June 2018.   Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, said helping Australian wine businesses take their wines to the Chinese market […]

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More reports of Aus wines stalling at Chinese ports

Wine shipments from Pernod Ricard’s Australian business have been held up at Chinese ports, two sources told Reuters, the first foreign company to be harmed by a deterioration in relations between Australia and China. Source, SBS

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Iain Riggs named Member of the Order of Australia

On the Queen’s Birthday, Brokenwood Wines chief winemaker and managing director Iain Riggs was named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his significant service to oenology as a winemaker, to the development of the Australian wine industry, and to the promotion of the Hunter Valley region.   After 47 vintages, […]

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Business opportunities extended for Aus at China Roadshow

Australian wineries have been making the most of the China Roadshow to the four cities of Shenyang, Jinan, Wuhan and Shanghai (4–11 June) and packing their programs with extra customer engagement activities in the four cities and beyond.   Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, said: “China is an incredibly competitive […]

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China denies interference amid calls of relationship reset

Beijing has denied interfering in other countries’ affairs, urging foreign powers to take an objective view of China’s development or risk “isolating themselves”. The comments from China’s foreign ministry pre-empted the release of a set of recommendations for Australia’s new foreign interference and espionage laws, which pave the way for a vote on the legislation within […]

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2018 best vintage in WA for 25 years

Jeff Burch, owner of Howard Park which produces wines from both the Margaret River and Great Southern regions, believes the 2018 vintage will be one that “winemakers will talk about and will be one for consumers to look out for in the coming years”. Source, Drinks Business

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Pressure on Turnbull as China puts a cork in exports

Australian wine producers fear the Turnbull government is not doing enough to stop Chinese authorities targeting their products to slow down $1 billion in annual exports, deepening the row over a vital trade relationship. Source, Sydney Morning Herald

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Accolade appoints account manager for Fine Wine Partners

Accolade Wines has appointed Hansi Baumann as account manager, UK & Ireland, for its recently launched fine wine division – Fine Wine Partners. A former fine wine merchandising manager at Majestic Wines, Baumann has extensive experience in the wine and spirits industry in both the UK and New Zealand, including five years as a Krug […]

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Record Australian wine showcase continues

The huge contingent of Australian wine exhibitors participating at Vinexpo Hong Kong has called a wrap on its most successful event and is headed to Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan and Wuhan for the largest showcase of Australian wine travelling across China – the China Roadshow (4–11 June).   Anne Ruston, assistant minister for agriculture and water […]

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Aus wine exports to China forecast to hit $2bn

Wine Australia regional manager for Greater China, David Lucas, told TheShout at VinExpo Hong Kong this week that exports to China have the potential to double from their current levels to reach $2 billion. “Will we reach $2 billion in exports to China – the answer has got to be yes, but it is just a case […]

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Wine Australia signs Chinese e-commerce MoU with Alibaba

Wine Australia and Chinese multinational e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better showcase Australian wine on the world’s fastest growing e-commerce platform, Tmall.   The MoU complements Wine Australia’s investment in China’s e-commerce sector as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m […]

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Australian wine made our way

A new campaign to drive international demand for Australian wine has been unveiled at Vinexpo Hong Kong (29–31 May), where Australia is headlining the event as ‘Country of Honour’ with a huge contingent of 151 exhibitors, showcasing 225 wine brands from 51 wine regions.   Wine Australia chief executive Andreas Clark said the targeted campaign […]

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Winemakers head for higher ground

Hotter and drier summers are forcing a scramble to higher altitudes in one of the country’s most recognised cool-climate wine regions. With little rain and increasing average temperatures, winemakers in central-west New South Wales are having to change the grape varieties they grow, while the grape harvest is occurring several weeks earlier than it used […]

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Will Aus wine imports to China be cut?

“It is reasonable to cut a few imports from Australia to implement the China-US trade agreement. It will benefit China anyway. By doing so, China will be able to keep its promise to the US, and while helping Australia to reconsider the ways in which they can balance relations with their Western allies and China’s […]

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