Category: Australia

Wine lovers trend toward digital reliance

In the 2021 National Liquor News Industry Leaders Forum, Bryan Fry, CEO of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, talked about the role of technology and how it contributes to adaptability post-pandemic. Source: The Shout

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Tainted love: Beers give smoky grapes a bright side

Creating a solution from necessity, Topher Boehm of Sydney’s Wildflower Brewing & Blending and Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Wines in Murrumbateman in New South Wales have joined forces to look on the bright side in producing five uniquely flavoured beers utilising smoke tainted grapes from the devastating bushfires of the 2019/20 summer. Source: Beer & […]

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Tasmanian Chardonnay takes out top honour at Australian Organic Wine Awards

Stefano Lubiana Wines’ 2018 Estate Chardonnay was awarded the Cullen Trophy Wine of Show at the Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020 at a virtual presentation on earlier this week. Chairman of Show Judges Ramon Arnavas, who was among the experienced judging panel which also included Josh Martin, Ken Gargett and Alex McPherson, said he was […]

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Winemakers rejoice at an excellent South Australian vintage

An “exceptional” South Australian wine vintage will soon be on its way to retail shelves. Winemakers picking grapes across the state say that quality is very high, and yield is high too thanks largely to favourable seasonal conditions. Source: ABC

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Jim Barry Wines receives funding grant for luxury apartments

Jim Barry Wines receives funding from the latest round of South Australian Government’s Tourism Industry Development Fund grants. The Clare Valley winery will be receive $220,000 for The Mill Street Retreat, a $770,000 project which will see four, one-bedroom luxury apartments built in the heart of this beautiful wine region. Source: Australasian Leisure Management

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Updated Environmental Guidelines for the wine industry

A fully updated third edition of the Environmental Compliance Guidelines, created by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA), has been released. The Guidelines help wineries and grapegrowers identify and comply with the myriad of State and Federal environmental legislative requirements relating to the vineyard, winery and cellar door. “These Guidelines have been developed specifically […]

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Australian Cabernet sales surge in UK during 2020, partly making up for Chinese losses

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most popular wine, with 12 countries comprising the vast bulk – 92% – of global consumption. According to a report by Wine Australia, mainland China is the biggest consumer of Cabernet Sauvignon, accounting for over a third (35%) of the total at 53.5m cases. Source: Vinex

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Australia still shines in Syrah production

The final Syrah Masters of the month saw dbAsia examine a range of Syrah (or Shiraz) from around the world and it showed that Australia continues to be a reliable source for this powerhouse variety. Source: The Drinks Business

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Work Health & Safety Seminar returns in 2021

The premier wine industry safety event – the Work Health and Safety Seminar by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) – will return in 2021, with seminars in McLaren Vale on 18 May and the Barossa Valley on 20 May. “The return of the WHS seminar is good news for wine business owners and […]

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Chinese tariffs plunge Australian wine performance on secondary market

China’s punitive tariffs of up to 218% on Australian wines are not only corking Australian wine exports, but also having a “detrimental impact” on Australia’s performance in the secondary market, according to Liv-ex. Source: Vino Joy News

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PACKWINE Forum & Expo to explore digital marketing for wine businesses

Dr Rebecca Dolan, a senior lecturer specialising in digital marketing and program director for Wine Business at The University of Adelaide, is to explore the importance of digital marketing as a speaker at the 2021 PACKWINE Forum & Expo. Source: PACKWINE

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Canberra vineyard starts exporting wines to Southeast Asia during 2020 travel bans

The pandemic hit Shaw Wines’ Asia expansion plans just as they were taking off. The premium, family-owned vineyard wanted to build exports across Asia when COVID-19 halted travel and China imposed new trade measures. Undeterred, the owner, Graeme Shaw worked with Austrade to find a solution. Source: Mirage

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New look marks 35 years in Australia for Chandon

Chandon is celebrating 35 years of creating Australian sparkling wine with a brand new look and feel. The new look comes from simplified graphics and new styling, which Chandon says link back to the pioneering origins of the House. Source: The Shout

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Australia mulls taking China to court over trade war wine ban

Trade Minister Dan Tehan is considering taking Australia’s dispute with China over wine exports to the World Trade Organisation. Source: The New Daily

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Zoos SA and Kimbolton say cheers to cheetah conservation

Monarto Safari Park and Langhorne Creek winery Kimbolton have joined forces to help save the Cheetah – a species that is in more than a spot of trouble. For every bottle of Kimbolton’s Cabernet Sauvignon wine sold at its winery or online, Kimbolton will donate part of the proceeds to cheetah conservation work carried out […]

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