CWSA Results Great News for Australian Exports

Australia has topped the number of awards received at the recent China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards. Australian wine producers were awarded 311 medals – more than any other country – reaffirming that the future is bright for exporters to China. China has been a market of particular interest for Australian wine producers since the Australia-China Free … Continued

February 2, 2016

Government Reports Positive Forecasts for Wine Industry

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and South Australian Senator Anne Ruston has reported that the value of Australian wine exports surged 14 per cent to $2.1 billion in 2015, reaching its highest value since October 2007. Wine Australia’s 2015 Export Report shows that for the first time in over two decades, the value of … Continued

January 21, 2016

Yealands Estate Land Made Range

Located in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, Yealands Family Wines produces award-winning New Zealand wines in harmony with the environment. Named the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition NZ Wine Producer of the Year and Most Successful Winery at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2015, Yealands Family Wines continues to prove that its wines are unarguably quality at … Continued

January 14, 2016

Claymore Wines Partners with Liverpool Football Club

South Australian winery, Claymore Wines, has signed a three-year partnership in Australia with Liverpool Football Club. The partnership looks to provide Liverpool fans and wine drinkers based in Australia with an opportunity to get a little closer to the UK team. Proprietor of Claymore Wines and self-confessed fan, Anura Nitchingham, said he is incredibly excited about the partnership. “We … Continued

January 14, 2016

World’s Top 50 Bars Name Their Favourite Spirit Brands

Bartenders and bar owners from the top 50 bars globally have named their favourite spirit brands in a recent report run by Drinks International. The drinks magazine asked participating bars from Australasia, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to state which brands they love the most and simply couldn’t be without in the … Continued

January 14, 2016

Matua Names New Chief Winemaker

Matua has announced Greg Rowdon as its new Chief Winemaker, following Nikolai St George resignation. Nikolai announced that he would be leaving the New Zealand winery to take up the position of Chief Winemaker at Giesen Wines. “It’s a decision that has left me torn, but after seven years as Chief Winemaker for Matua and … Continued

January 11, 2016

Diageo Completes Sale of Wine Brands

Diageo has announced that it has completed the sale of its major wine brands, including US based Chateau and Estate Wines and the UK based Percy Fox business to Treasury Wine Estates. The acquisition was agreed in October last year, after Diageo decided that it would be shifting its focus from wine to give more attention to the … Continued

January 11, 2016

University Makes Breakthrough in Grape Disease Research

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a smart-phone app that will allow grape growers and wineries to detect and measure disease on grapes. Backed by Wine Australia, PMapp is able to pick up the widespread presence of powdery mildew on grapevines; a disease that currently costs the Australian wine industry $76 million per year through yield loss … Continued

January 8, 2016

Beresford Wines Opens New Doors in the McLaren Vale

Beresford Wines has opened the doors to what is to be listed as one of South Australia’s ‘must visit’ locations for wine tourism. Called the Tasting Pavilion, this new facility will provide visitors with an innovative tasting experience, including some of Beresford’s exclusive ranges, right in the heart of the McLaren Vale. Three tiers of Beresford’s … Continued

January 7, 2016

“My tastes are simple. I’m easily satisfied with the best”

The Christmas and New Year sense of adventure sees average spend skyrocket and consumers exploring more premium, and sometimes rare Champagnes. Is it the time of year that makes us lose our usual sensitivity to price? If that is the case, it’s nice to know you’re getting top quality when dipping into the ‘luxury compartment’ … Continued

December 23, 2015