Riverland Wine Calls for Reform to Tax Hikes

Riverland Wine, the representative body for South Australian Riverland wine producers, is calling on Government to put an end to Australian wine’s “preferential” tax rate. The body joins the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, along with others such as the Wolf Blass Foundation, in their campaign to reform wine tax hikes. Federation Chief Executive, Paul Evans, … Continued

January 29, 2015

Heavy Rain Dampens Hunter Valley Winemakers’ Vintage

Heavy rain over the last few days has Hunter winemakers worried for the 2015 red vintage. While the majority of white grapes have been picked in the region, the reds are not quite ready. Weather stations in the region have recorded 40mm of rainfall. Hunter Valley Vigneron and Winemaker, Andrew Margan, says the rain could … Continued

January 29, 2015

Taylors Wines Paves the Future with Innovative Thermal Label

Taylors Wines has developed a new and innovative label that is able to tell its consumers when the wine has reached the correct temperature for consumption, paving the way for future thermal technology within the industry. After discovering that the majority of Australian wine drinkers serve white wine straight from the fridge, and 1 in … Continued

January 24, 2015

Drinks Pics: Reschke 2014 Pierre De Ronsard Rose

Distributed by: Domaine Wine Shippers RRP: $23 A rosé release in time for summer, from the Coonawarra winery – Reschke. And one that looks to be popular based on the sell-out of the 2013 in the first week of its release. Tasting notes: The 2014 has been produced entirely from merlot grapes, giving this rosé … Continued

January 23, 2015

Drinks Picks: Block Range

Distributed by: McWilliam’s Wines RRP: Lovedale Semillon ($75) Rosehill Shiraz ($125) Old Hill Shiraz ($125) The latest range from Mount Pleasant, named after and made from the first planted vines at Maurice O’Shea’s iconic vineyards – Old Paddock (founded in 1921), Rosehill (1946) and Charles King’s Old Hill vineyard, founded in 1880 and the vineyard … Continued

January 23, 2015

Winners of The 2015 Sydney International Wine Competition Announced

The 2015 Sydney International Wine Competition winners and Top 100 Wines have been announced. Across categories, winners of this year’s competition include Casella Family Brands, Jansz Tasmania, Taylors Wines, Yealands Wine Group, d’Arenberg, Grant Burge Wines, Jacob’s Creek, The Yalumba Wine Company, Oyster Bay Wines, Villa Maria, De Bortoli Wines, Calabria Family Wines and Peter … Continued

January 23, 2015

Moët & Chandon Toasts to Roger Federer

Last week, hosted at the exclusive Chairman’s Villa of Crown Towers, guests gathered to toast Moët & Chandon Brand Ambassador and tennis champion, Roger Federer, ahead of the Australian Open. During the Moët & Chandon Tribute to Roger Federer, A-list guests experienced a special tasting of the three Moët & Chandon Vintages from the House’s … Continued

January 23, 2015

Mcwilliam’s Wines Hands Over Vineyards in Bid to Reduce Borrowings

McWilliam’s Wines has completed a Sale and Leaseback initiative to reduce the company’s debt. The transaction has seen McWilliam’s Wines sign two of its Coonawarra vineyards and three in Hanwood over to Belvino Investments, via long-term leases on all of the vineyards. In addition, the Sale and Leaseback initiative will also see a capital investment … Continued

January 23, 2015

Positive Returns For Australia’s Wine Exports

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) latest Wine Export Approval Report December 2014, released on Wednesday, reports that Australian wine exports are up by 1.9 per cent in both volume and value. This is the first increase to have been seen in export values since the global recession in 2007. In addition, the Wine … Continued

January 23, 2015

Single Vineyard Sellers Takes Over Sponsorship of NRL Club Gold Coast Titans

Distributor and wholesaler, Single Vineyard Sellers (SVS), has signed a new sponsorship agreement with National Rugby League club, the Gold Coast Titans. The sponsorship deal, commencing in February, will see SVS come on as the club’s principal wine supplier, taking over from Yalumba’s Samuel Smith and Co. As a result, Grand Sud Sauvignon Blanc and … Continued

January 23, 2015