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Penfolds: one of Australia's most-desired brands

Published:  06 February, 2012

Iconic Australian brand Penfolds dominated the Australian secondary wine market last year - securing 70 places in the top 100.


Tim Wildman MW: Australia in the Goldilocks Zone

Published:  03 February, 2012

In a bright, white gallery space on The Kings Road in Chelsea the annual Australia Day Wine Tasting took place last week. Amid the slurping and spitting, tasters who listened very carefully may have detected a rumbling; deep, subterranean, underground. It could have been a tube train passing below, or a low flying plane overhead. But it was neither of these. The rumbling you may have heard, over the clatter of bottles of Chardonnay and Shiraz, is the sound made as the tectonic plates of the Great Australian Wine Industry shift and rearrange themselves for the first time in a generation.


Berkmann's revamps Australian wine portfolio

Published:  01 February, 2012

Berkmann Wine Cellars has revamped its Australian agency portfolio, having replaced 85% of the current lines.


Australian Vintage to launch 5.5% abv Vinni

Published:  30 January, 2012

Australian Vintage is entering the lower-alcohol market with the launch of 5.5% abv Vinni, targeting 18 to 25 year-olds.


Oxford triumphs in University Wine Championship

Published:  30 January, 2012

As Oxford University scoops the award for Wine Australia's University Wine Champion initiative, the generic body looks to expand the initiative into 2013.


Country reports: Australia

Published:  27 January, 2012

For my money, Australia remains the most diverse and exciting wine producer in the southern hemisphere...


Wine writer Matthew Jukes wins top Australian award

Published:  23 January, 2012

Wine journalist Matthew Jukes has been crowned Honorary Australian of the Year for his contribution to the Australian wine industry.


Julian Dyer to join Australian Vintage

Published:  20 January, 2012

Julian Dyer, senior wine buyer at Sainsbury's is leaving to join Australian Vintage.


Australian Vintage recruits Sainsbury's Julian Dyer

Published:  20 January, 2012

Australian Vintage is beefing up its off-trade team with the recruitment of Sainsbury's senior wine buyer, Julian Dyer.


Slurp to use 'SlurpVision' as major sales platform

Published:  18 January, 2012

Online retailer Slurp is celebrating its 'SlurpVision' video channel passing its 100 tasting video mark and its emergence as a major platform supporting online sales.


Penfolds gets its own managing director

Published:  07 December, 2011

Iconic wine brand Penfolds has appointed Gary Burnand as its managing director.


Wine Australia UK plays down proposed London move

Published:  05 December, 2011

Wine Australia's UK chief has played down the proposed move from its central London offices as part of a drive to cut costs.


Treasury targets top end with fine wine unit

Published:  28 November, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has set up a fine wine business unit to better showcase its wines in the £15 plus category.


Western Australia bushfire - minimal impact on wineries

Published:  25 November, 2011

Western Australia bushfire impact on wineries has been"small", according to Nick Power, chief executive officer, Margaret River Wine Industry Association (MRWIA).


Penfolds releases Bin 620 after 40 year wait

Published:  16 November, 2011

After a wait of over 40 years, Australian producer Penfolds has released Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 2008.


Lindeman's adds NZ Sauvignon Blanc to range

Published:  26 October, 2011

New World wine brand Lindeman's has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its Winemaker's Discovery Range.


Currency and pricing strategy takes toll on Treasury Wine

Published:  25 October, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates - the company which owns the Penfolds, Lindemans and Wolf Blass brands - has blamed currency fluctuations for a decline in earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.


Australian Vintage relaunches Tempus Two to UK

Published:  29 September, 2011

Australian Vintage has set up its own independent and on-trade division to distribute its premium Tempus Two range in the UK.


Mike Paul on why independents do deserve a more disciplined service from suppliers

Published:  16 September, 2011

I've been following the debate around channel strategy with great interest and with some surprise. The UK trade is in my view more professional than ever which implies that the rather ad hoc basis on which many suppliers, and indeed retailers, went about developing their business in the last century has been replaced by a more strategic mindset. And whilst I accept that the recession has put more pressure on companies to take business where they can the intensity of the debate suggests that a surprising number of suppliers are attempting to "run with the hare and also with the hounds".


Casella's McPherson joins Rosemount team

Published:  14 September, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has named Angus McPherson as the new managing director of Australian wine brand Rosemount.