Industry Insights

Australian Wine Needs to Be More Competitive Globally

Wine Australia has released its five year Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, addressing the need for Australian wine to become more competitive on the global market. The plan will see the organisation invest approximately $35 million annually into developing Australia’s wine and grape business internationally. Specifically, the money will go towards research and development, building markets, … Continued

July 1, 2015

Building the Retailer and Supplier Brand

By Nancy Truscott, Director of Grocery & Liquor Programs at Shopper Tracker Australia Shopper seems to be the new ‘it’ word as companies start to recognise the importance of understanding the person who is making the decision on whether to buy or not. Investment in shopper marketing has more than doubled in most companies in … Continued

June 11, 2015

The Greeks Are Coming to Town

This June, a group of more than 20 Greek winemakers will arrive in Australia for two weekends of events in Sydney and Melbourne to showcase the newest wines from the country. From the oldest winegrowing region in the world, these winemakers will introduce their wines through a series of trade tastings, dinners and masterclasses, previously … Continued

May 28, 2015

Hunter Valley Receives $110,000 in Funding

As part of the 2015 Federal Budget announced last week, $110,000 in funding has been given to the Hunter Valley after the region was impacted by significant storms in April. The funding will be given to the Hunter Valley Winter Campaign through the NSW Government’s Hunter Storm Recovery Plan. The campaign will help the region’s … Continued

May 26, 2015

What You Need to Know About the 2015 Budget

We’ve gone through the 2015 Budget and outlined the key areas for businesses within the drinks and hospitality industries. Refer below to see what the most important sections of the 2015 Budget are for you and what they mean for your business with regards to small business and employment, farming and agriculture, and foreign affairs and … Continued

May 13, 2015

Alcohol Consumption Reaches All Time Low

According to figures newly released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australians are drinking less alcohol than anytime in the previous 50 years. Louise gates from the ABS said: “Across all alcoholic beverages, there were 9.7 litres of pure alcohol available for consumption in 2013-14 for every person in Australia aged 15 years and … Continued

May 12, 2015

Women in drinks Releases First Community Charter

Since the formation of the first Women in drinks Board earlier in March, Board members have been working closely to build an agreed Charter for the body. The newly formalised Charter will set the Women in drinks’ Purpose, Vision, Objectives and annual calendar. The Women in drinks community was founded in 2012 by the drinks association … Continued

May 4, 2015

Featured Bar: Mamasita

Mamasita is one of three bars currently representing Victoria in Tequila Herradura’s Mi Casa Su Casa activation in Australia. As part of the activation, later this year Mamasita will join 11 other venues as an exclusive partner of a barrel of Herradura “Double Barrel” Reposado Tequila. The barrel, named the ‘Australia Casa Select’ was selected … Continued

May 1, 2015