Treasury Wine Confirms Distribution Shake-Up

Treasury Wine Estates is midway through implementing a new distribution model under which customers will no longer be able to order wines directly from the company. Orders will now be fulfilled through wholesalers, which a company spokesperson told drinks bulletin is “part of a broader strategy to continually drive improvements in business performance”. “We can … Continued

November 26, 2015

Retail Manager from Melbourne is Named Dux of 2015 Len Evans Tutorial

Retail Sales and Events Manager at City Wine Shop Melbourne, Adam Cotterell, has been named Dux of the 2015 Len Evans Tutorial. As Dux of the course, Adam will now be guaranteed judging positions at two of Australia’s most premier wine shows, the Sydney Royal Wine Show and the National Wine Show in Canberra. Adam will be flown business class … Continued

November 26, 2015

UK Wine Writer to Embark on Australian Wine Tour

UK wine writer for The Sunday Express and publisher of leading wine website, Jamie Goode, landed in Australia this week to embark on a tour of Australia’s wine industry. During his ten day stay, which began on Thursday (26 November), Goode will visit Sydney’s Rootstock festival as well as producers in the south of Australia. Goode’s … Continued

November 26, 2015

Trading Hours Are Extended in WA

The Government of Western Australia has extended trading hours in the state. The reforms came into effect last weekend and allow hotels, taverns and small bars to trade until midnight on both Saturday and Sunday and nightclubs through to 2am on the following Monday morning. The WA Government hopes the changes, which form part of the 2015 Red Tape Reduction Report Card, will … Continued

November 23, 2015

Wine Australia Welcomes New WGGA Chair

Jo Andrew has been appointed Independent Chair of Wine Grape Growers Australia (WGGA) today. Mr. Brian Walsh, Chair of Wine Australia welcomed the appointment, saying: “We look forward to working closely with Ms. Andrew to help achieve our goal of a prosperous Australian grape and wine community.” Ms. Andrews joins the sector at a time … Continued

November 17, 2015

Treasury Wine Appoints New CFO

A former executive of chemicals company Orica and Qantas Airways has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Treasury Wine Estates. Current CFO Tony Reeves has decided to transition out of his role after several successful years with the company, TWE announced on Thursday. His last day will be January 31, 2016. Noel Meehan, who most … Continued

November 12, 2015

Georg Jensen and Heemskerk Release Hallmark Cuvée

Renowned Danish design house Georg Jensen and premium Tasmanian wine producer Heemskerk have joined forces to release the Georg Jensen Hallmark Cuvée by Heemskerk. The Hallmark Cuvée is a crisp and delicate aperitif style that has been made by sparkling winemaker, Trina Smith, using cool climate chardonnay and pinot noir grape varieties. The wine has … Continued

November 12, 2015

National Body for the Wine Industry Announces New Board Members

The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) announced its new Board members on Tuesday this week, at its 26th annual general meeting. The appointed Board Directors will step into their new roles for the 2015-2016 year, working alongside Tony D’Aloisio AM (pictured above), who will continue to stand as President of the Federation. The incoming WFA Directors include: … Continued

November 11, 2015