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Australia to chair World Wine Trade Group

Australia has assumed the role of Chair of the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG), a group that brings together government and industry representatives to simplify international wine trade.

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NSW Wine Roadshow finishes on a high in Shanghai

The New South Wales Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine) recently delivered its Wine Roadshow in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the first major Australian trade delegation to China since the removal of import duties in March 2024.

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Best of both worlds as wine industry publications merge

Winetitles Media announces the merging of the esteemed Wine & Viticulture Journal with the popular Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine, bringing the best of both worlds under the one leading wine industry publication.

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Direct to Consumer experts to explore growth strategies at wine summit

Designed to deliver insights and share successful DTC strategies, the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Direct to Consumer (DTC) Wine Summit aims to provide a platform for wine brands to understand where the growth opportunities are in the challenging market.

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Australian Women in Wine says dial is moving “far too slowly”

The recent 2024 statistics released by Wine Australia showed that nationally 16.7 per cent of women are employed in a winemaking role and 21.5 per cent of Australia’s viticulturalists are women. Both figures have virtually doubled since the same research was carried out a decade ago, however Australian Women in Wine says these numbers also indicate there is still considerable work to do as an industry to achieve gender parity.

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Warm inland growers raise concerns over push for sustainability certifications

There was concern from the crowd at the Murray Valley Winegrowers Outlook Forum about the rising pressure from wineries for growers to become Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) certified, with questions raised around whether bulk wine production could meet these standards, and whether doing so could risk devaluing or discrediting the reputation of SWA among consumers by having the certification associated with what could be perceived as inexpensive, high-volume wines.

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Joe Stenberg from Te Mata Estate wins Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year

Joe Stenberg from Te Mata Estate has taken out the title of Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2024 after a competition at Paritua Vineyards in Bridge Pa, where young viticulturists were tested on a wide range of topics and skills including pruning, irrigation, trellising, machinery, pests and diseases, and budgeting.

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Wine industry funding package announced, AGW seeking additional support

The Federal Government has announced a $3.5 million Grape and Wine Sector Long-term Viability Support Package to support the long-term viability of the grape and wine industry to respond to the oversupply of red wine. The package will fund a range of activities which aim to build demand and new markets for wine both domestically […]

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TWE integrates ‘Global Revenue Growth’ function within Treasury Premium Brands

TWE chief executive officer Tim Ford. Image courtesy Treasury Wine Estates Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) today announced the integration of its Global Revenue Growth (GRG) function into the organisation’s Premium Brands (TPB) Division in a move to unlock growth opportunities for its priority premium brands, strengthen innovation, deepen engagement with consumers and customer partners […]

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NSW winery has export licence cancelled for record-keeping failure

Wine Australia has cancelled the export licence held by Jindalee Road Wines Pty Ltd, an entity operating out of the New South Wales Murray Darling.

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Wine regions tour highlights “depth and breadth” of Australian wine to professionals in key Asian markets

Wine Australia recently welcomed visits from high-profile sommeliers and hospitality professionals from the key Asian markets of Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.

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Wine industry forum to address key challenges

A forum addressing key issues confronting winegrape growers and winemakers will be held by the Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW) in Mildura on the 12th of June.

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Shortlist revealed for Halliday Wine Companion 2025 awards

Halliday Wine Companion, one of the leading authorities on Australian wine, has released its shortlist for its 2025 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

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Oenology seminar to focus on clarity

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) has announced that its oenology seminar will this year centre around the concept of achieving clarity and getting wine into bottles.

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Strong Australian wine presence at Vinexpo Asia 2024: “It feels a bit like the old days”

Wine Australia led the Australian contingent of 63 wineries from 31 wine regions to Hong Kong last week for Vinexpo Asia, the leading trade exhibition for wine and spirits professionals in the region.

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Adelaide Hills Chardonnay takes out Prime Minister’s Trophy for best Australian wine

Photo: Prime Minster’s Trophy winner Michael Downer from Murdoch Hill An Adelaide Hills Chardonnay described by Australia’s top wine judges as ‘an explosion of flavour on the palate’ took out the nation’s top wine award in front of an audience including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the National Press Club last night. Murdoch Hill’s 2022 […]

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