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Grenache in the spotlight at UK’s biggest showcase of Australian wine

Published:  25 January, 2023

The Australia Trade Tasting returned to London on 24 January 2023, showcasing more than 700 wines from 200 wine producers to hundreds of trade and media in the UK.


Yalumba reveals new organic collection

Published:  24 January, 2023

Barossa Valley producers Yalumba have announced a new range of organic certified wines. 


Hayward Bros. and The Usual Suspects broaden UK offering

Published:  23 January, 2023

Hayward Bros, the family-owned, London-based importer has strengthened its relationship with Australian producer The Usual Suspects Collective, headed up by Jonathon Hesketh. 


All change for OZ wine brands including Hill-Smith Family announcement

Published:  09 September, 2022

The Hill-Smith Family has announced a new inclusive name for its wine business – Hill-Smith Family Estates.


New South Wales Wine announces first-ever UK trade tasting

Published:  05 September, 2022

New South Wales Wine will showcase 17 producers (five with UK distribution and the rest looking for importers) later this month for its first-ever UK trade and press standing.


Australia: UK market overview

Published:  25 August, 2022

The theme of today is adaptation. The collapse of Australia’s trading relationship with China has left many casualties in its wake, forcing brands to look to new markets and consumers. According to Wine Australia, “exports to mainland China declined by 97% in value and 93% in volume to 6.4 million litres in 2021, a loss of nearly $1bn (£574m) in value when compared with 2020”. Ironically, China was once touted as Australia’s salvation, when demand in Western Europe and the US started to slump in the mid-2000s. Everyone anticipated that Asia’s biggest country would plug the gap.


Talking heads: Oz is back in style

Published:  23 August, 2022

Producers and importers share with James Bayley their thoughts on the hot trends with Oz wines shaping Australia’s present and future offer in the UK market.


All change for Yalumba

Published:  18 August, 2022

Andrew Catchpole caught up with outgoing Yalumba MD Nick Waterman and his successor-to-be Karl Martin.


Penfolds releases its first-ever Bordeaux/Oz blend

Published:  21 July, 2022

Australian wine brand Penfolds has released its first-ever Bordeaux/Australian blend - and the first French wine to be included in its annual collection release.


Wine Australia news: Mapping out the road to zero emissions for Australian wine sector

Published:  08 July, 2022

Australian wine will soon have a clear roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emissions after a new investment was announced by Wine Australia.


Australian winegrape crush returns to near-average size in vintage 2022

Published:  05 July, 2022

The 2022 Australian winegrape crush is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes, 2% below the 10-year average and 13.5% below the 2021 record crush of 2.01 million tonnes, according to the National Vintage Report 2022 released today by Wine Australia. 


Penfolds unveils UK summer pop-up

Published:  29 June, 2022

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is undertaking a whistle-stop tour of the UK's leading festivals this summer, which began with the Isle of Wight Festival earlier this month.


Five minutes with Teresa Heuzenroeder, Petaluma Wines

Published:  28 June, 2022

Teresa Heuzenroeder, senior winemaker at Petaluma Wines, talks to Andrew Catchpole about the marked differences on dealing with the world’s most celebrated whites – Riesling and Chardonnay – as a winemaker.


Australian wineries and vineyards moving ahead in the transition to net zero emissions and to tackle climate change

Published:  18 May, 2022

Sustainable Winegrowing Australia has released its inaugural Impact Report detailing the programme’s national data set on the wide range of sustainable practices being successfully implemented by vineyards and wineries across Australia.


Accolade Wines launch revolutionary alcohol-free range

Published:  18 May, 2022

Accolade Wines is launching an alcohol-free wine collection, bottled using new de-alcoholisation technology, designed to better preserve the texture and flavour of the wine.


De Bortoli affirms commitment to organic winemaking with release of first organic wine

Published:  12 April, 2022

Australian wine producer, De Bortoli, has released its first Organic Shiraz - the 2020 De Bortoli Organic Shiraz Field Blend. The wine is handcrafted from grapes from the Hemley vineyard in Riverina, New South Wales, and has met the Australian Certified Organic standards.


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.


Lindeman's achieves carbon neutral status across its wine portfolio

Published:  11 April, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates has announced that Lindeman’s is one of the first wine brands to achieve a Carbon Neutral certification across its entire global portfolio.


Hidden Sea celebrates removing 10 million plastic bottles from the ocean

Published:  08 April, 2022

Sustainability is more of a strategic priority in the drinks industry than ever before. According to the 2022 Footprint Drinks Industry report, 53% of consumers seek information on their favourite drinks brands and venues regarding environmental and social responsibility.


Sixth-generation family pays tribute to rich legacy with launch of Corryton Burge wines

Published:  05 April, 2022

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has become the exclusive UK agents for Corryton Burge.