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Hallgarten lands Rathbone Wine Group distribution

Published:  29 January, 2024

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has been appointed exclusive UK distributor of The Rathbone Wine Group, a leading family owned group of Australian fine wine producers which are now making the leap from Bibendum. 


Gallo embraces premium Oz with Wirra Wirra partnership

Published:  17 August, 2023

Wirra Wirra has signed a distribution agreement with California giant E. & J. Gallo to boost the Mclaren Vale winery’s presence in the US.


Bird In Hand Wine appoints Sam Harrop MW

Published:  11 August, 2023

Top Aussie estate Bird In Hand has added a string to its feathery bow via the appointment of Sam Harrop MW, in the role of consultant winemaker.


Displaced Chinese exports look for new home at ATT

Published:  11 April, 2022

A slew of Australian producers which have been forced to reorient themselves following China’s government-imposed trade tariffs were on show at Australia Trade Tasting (ATT) on Thursday, where a renewed ‘buyer-only’ mentality aimed to find new homes for wineries left with major holes in distribution.


Jascots adds two highly-rated Australian agencies to growing portfolio

Published:  15 March, 2022

Jascots has announced the addition of two new Australian agencies to its portfolio – Thousand Candles in the Yarra Valley and Dalfarras from the Tahbilk winery in Victoria.


Resetting Australia

Published:  01 February, 2022

With export markets yo-yoing in the wake of China’s trade tariffs, Australia is once again reassessing its place in the wine world. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Australian wine producers lobby UK government over proposed duty reform

Published:  24 January, 2022

Australian wine producers have joined forces with Wine Drinkers UK, a collection of leading wine lovers, makers and sellers, to lobby the Chancellor to rethink his proposed alcohol duty reform.


"Landmark" UK/Australia trade deal finalised

Published:  17 December, 2021

The UK and Australia have reached an historic agreement on trade, in a move that has been welcomed by the WSTA.


Wine Australia looks to expand its reach through high-profile partnership

Published:  06 December, 2021

Wine Australia has recently announced a partnership between its own Australian Wine Connect platform and industry events organiser Vinexpo’s digital platform Vinexposium.


Long read: Raising a glass to Australian wines

Published:  30 September, 2021

The UK’s love for Australian wines shows no signs of abating. With good availability, competitive pricing, and good transport and distribution networks, supply from Australia is still extremely attractive for UK buyers and wine drinkers. Here, Paul Braydon, buying controller for Kingsland Drinks, delves into the wine trends emerging from Australia, shares insights on the category post-FTA (Free Trade Agreement), and what the UK drinks sector can expect to see next.


McLaren Vale’s Chapel Hill joins Bancroft

Published:  24 August, 2021

Bancroft Wines has expanded its Australian portfolio with McLaren Vale’s Chapel Hill.


TWE trials robotic help to optimise yield prediction

Published:  14 June, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embracing robotic help in a bid to optimise yield prediction in wine grapes, and to improve autonomous crop spraying with the use of robots, as part of a three-way trial.


Fine Wines Direct UK adds Thorn-Clarke

Published:  09 June, 2021

Fine Wines Direct UK has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Barossa producer Thorn-Clarke Wines in the UK.


Six leading Australian wine importers to host new tasting event

Published:  01 June, 2021

Six leading importers of Australian wine are to host a new trade and press tasting called Deep Down Under which will showcase 150 wines by 56 of Australia’s winemakers.


Australian UK wine exports continue to rise

Published:  29 April, 2021

Australian wine exports to the UK continued to rise in the last 12 months, with both value and volume in double-digit growth.


Calabria Family Wines acquires McWilliam’s Wines

Published:  06 April, 2021

Riverina and Barossa Valley winemaker Calabria Family Wines has acquired McWilliam’s Wines, for an undisclosed sum.


Australian wine sales exceed supply for third year

Published:  30 March, 2021

Australian wine sales during 2019 to 2020 exceeded supply for the third year in a row impacted by drought conditions and bushfires in some regions of the country. 


Accolade snaps up Heuzenroeder from Yalumba

Published:  24 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has appointed Teresa Heuzenroeder as its new senior winemaker and manager for its Tintara facility. 


Brampton resigns as TWE European MD

Published:  22 February, 2021

Michelle Brampton has resigned from her role as MD of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


ABS launches Oz tasting in absence of generic event

Published:  11 January, 2021

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) is gearing up to host  its own virtual Australia portfolio tasting in light of the cancellation of the generic annual Australia tasting.