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Plunging wine exports don’t ‘spell doom and gloom’, but new markets crucial

Only 60 per cent of Australia’s lost wine exports to China will be redirected to existing markets by 2025 unless Australia expends more effort into finding new markets, new research has shown. Australian exporters will need to brace for the end of the bottled-wine trade with China as further modelling from Australia’s agricultural research arm, […]

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AGW responds to Prosecco GI determination

Australia’s national association of grape and wine producers has expressed its disappointment after learning its opposition to Italy’s effort to register Prosecco as a geographic indication (GI) has been dismissed, but says the battle is not over. Italy’s Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco sought to register Prosecco as a GI with […]

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Penfolds celebrates 70 years of Grange

Penfolds is celebrating 70 years of unbroken vintages of its flagship wine, Grange, with a limited edition record player console to commemorate the milestone. Only seven individually crafted pieces have been produced globally, paying homage to an “all in one” console design from the 1950s – the same decade Grange was first created by Max […]

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Australian wine pivots from China

China’s anti-dumping duties have seriously disrupted Australia’s wine trade, the latest research report from ABARES has found. The report, Australian wine in China: Impact of China’s anti-dumping duties, investigates the short- to medium-term consequences of China’s punitive anti-dumping measures on Australian wine exports. ABARES executive director Dr Jared Greenville said China’s anti-dumping duties – ranging from […]

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High calibre career: Mango Parker

Research is one of the pillars of industry and discovery. Mango Parker, a research scientist with the Australian Wine Research Institute, is making efforts in the wine sector to help understand more about wine’s sensory aspects. More recently, she presented her findings on the effect of smoke on pre-veraison winegrapes at the National Bushfire Conference. […]

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2021 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards is open for entries

All NSW wine producers are now welcomed and encouraged to enter their favourite wines into the 26th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards, with entries closing on 20 August 2021. President of the NSW Wine Industry Association Mark Bourne said, “Whilst we are in challenging times, we are very determined to continue to showcase the quality […]

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UK exports strong in wake of China tariffs

Australian wine exports during 2020–21 declined by 10 per cent in value to $2.56 billion, compared with the previous financial year, while export volume declined by 5% to 695 million litres (77 million 9-litre case equivalents), according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report. The average price per litre for wine exports declined by 5% to […]

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WINEDEPOT MARKET completes second stage of roll-out, opening the revolutionary platform up to Melbourne buyers

Image: WINEDEPOT CEO Dean Taylor. Pioneering direct-to-trade platform WINEDEPOT MARKET launched to customers in Melbourne this week, with the aim of transforming wine purchasing for venues and retail outlets across the city. Melbourne is the second capital city that WINEDEPOT MARKET has been rolled-out in, after going live to Sydney customers in late May. CEO […]

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Associations collaborate to host Halliday Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge

The James Halliday Australian Chardonnay and Cabernet Challenges will be ‘blended’ and judged simultaneously by the Margaret River Wine Association and Wine Yarra Valley from this year onwards.

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Rare ’51 Grange sets new world record at auction

A rare bottle of Penfolds Grange 1951, which was signed and recorked by Max Schubert, has gone under the hammer at a Langton’s auction for $142,131, breaking the previous record of $103,000. The world record bid for the wine marks it as the most expensive bottle of Australian wine ever sold, and at the price […]

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BULK2021 to be postponed

In light of the current lockdowns in both Greater Sydney and Victoria, and the uncertainties surrounding the relaxing of restrictions and travel zones, organisers for BULK2021 have made the decision to postpone the event. “After tightened restrictions came into place in Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend, we believe this is the best way forward […]

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Naked Wines revenue grows as online booms

Naked Wines Australia has announced an increase in local sales, totalling $84.2 million for the year ending 29 March 2021, up by 42%. This sees the Australian results sitting in line with the company’s global results achievements. These results have been driven by evolving consumer purchasing behaviours, catalysed by the pandemic; with customers creating an […]

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Calling all winegrowers – the 2021 Vineyard of the Year Awards

Following last year’s inaugural awards, the 2021 Vineyard of the Year Awards is now open for registrations.

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Katrina Jackson wins the 2021 Corteva Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year

Katrina Jackson from Chard Farm has won the Corteva Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2021 regional competition. Katrina will now be the fourth woman out of six to compete in the 2021 National Final – a first for the Young Vit competition. Congratulations also goes to Nina Downer from Felton Road who came […]

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Aim high – go low; Responding to the no and low alcohol wine opportunity

Winemakers may not like to drink them let alone acknowledge there is a cohort of consumers that do, but the fact is there is a growing demand for no and low alcohol wine around the world and producers are responding.

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Current bid for rare 1951 Grange breaking world record for most expensive bottle of Australian wine ever sold

Jacob Parker, a senior wine broker at Langton’s, posted on Linkedin that the rare 1951 bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage currently has a world record-smashing bid. The bid has beaten the current world record for the most expensive bottle of Australian wine by $38.5K, according to the wine broker. The wine is currently sitting pretty […]

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