Wine

McGuigan Wines Launches New Advertising Campaign

McGuigan Wines has launched a new advertising campaign that looks to open up the sociability of wine. The integrated strategic above line campaign – ‘Bring a McGuigan’ – breaks away from the category’s traditional advertising messages, with the aim of engaging consumers in a more relatable manner. Often promoting the vineyards, grapes and winemakers, the new campaign instead employs a … Continued

June 12, 2015

Wyndham Estate Renames Business After Founder

George Wyndham was dubbed the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the nation’s first commercial shiraz vineyard in 1830. It was at this site – which is now a Heritage Listed National Trust Treasure – that he dedicated his life to creating innovative and flavoursome wines. While his proud legacy of hard work and … Continued

June 9, 2015

De Bortoli Releases Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014

De Bortoli has announced the latest addition to their Deen Vat Series, launched nationally in April of last year, the Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014. The Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014 is a combination of the finest fruits from the Riverina, New South Wales and the King Valley, Victoria and features elegant, lively and charismatic … Continued

June 4, 2015

Graduates of the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits Pass with Flying Colours

This week, the latest graduates of Sydney Wine Academy’s WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits were announced. The course is the most recognised and well respected in Australia, taught by the industry’s leading experts, providing students with an in-depth understanding and sound knowledge of both categories. Held at Fix St James in Sydney, the graduation … Continued

June 4, 2015

Kalleske Zeitgeist 2015 Shiraz and Kalleske Plenarius 2015 Viognier

The Wine: Kalleske Zeitgeist 2015 Shiraz Kalleske Plenarius 2015 Viognier RRP: $26 Distributed by: SA: Porter & Co. NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD: Déjà vu Wine Company WA: Grape Expectation Vintners NT: Thomas Chin Our view: The 2015 Shiraz is as fresh as it gets and minimally handled. Wild ferment, no oak and no sulphur dioxide. … Continued

June 3, 2015

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier to Retire from Australian Vintage

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier announced their retirement from Australian Vintage. The two will retire from their roles on the Board as Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively. Both joined the board in 1991 as Directors of the company, then known as Brian McGuigan Wines. Over 24 years, Brian and Ian have seen the successful merger … Continued

June 2, 2015

Best of the Barossa – 2013 Präime Shiraz

Schild Estate, a family run and owned winery in the South of the Barossa has released a limited edition shiraz from 2013 – a fantastic vintage for the region’s hero varietal. The release, Präime – named after the family’s German heritage – is a blend of what the winery says were the best parcels from … Continued

June 1, 2015

Thirsty Camel Announces New Chairman at Liquor Alliance

Sam Benjamin has been announced as the new Chairman of Liquor Alliance. Nominated and unanimously elected, Sam takes over from Rob Gillies, who has held the role for the past seven years and who announced he would be stepping down from the National Board of Liquor Alliance at the April 2015 Board Meeting of Liquor … Continued

May 29, 2015

Leading Viticulturist Named 2015 Living Legend

Hosted at Brokenwood Wines’ estate in the south of the Hunter last night, Ken Bray became the newest inductee into the Hunter Valley Hall of Fame; inducted before a room of the region’s greatest winemakers, viticulturists and industry professionals, media and guests. The most esteemed and anticipated award, the Living Legend is an honour only … Continued

May 29, 2015