Response to article by Bill Moularadellis in WBM
Last updated 19 Oct 2020

In the latest issue of WBM (September/October 2020), Bill Moularadellis of Kingston Estate has shared his views about Wine Australia’s performance.

Wineries find the direct route to consumers pays dividends in 2020
Last updated 13 Oct 2020

Wine sales direct to consumers grew by 7 per cent in value in 2019–20, outperforming other sales channels, according to the results of Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer survey report 2020, released today. Overall, wine sales via all channels declined by 3 per cent during the same period.

Trust mark to tell the world about Australia’s sustainable winegrowing
Last updated 29 Sep 2020

A new trust mark was launched today for Sustainable Winegrowing Australia – the national sustainability program for Australia’s grape and wine producers.

Australian research delivers expanded smoke taint toolkit
Last updated 28 Sep 2020

The Australian grape and wine community has grown its defences against the impacts of smoke from controlled burns and bushfires with recently completed research providing clarity on mitigation and treatment.

Helping future-proof the wine sector
Last updated 14 Sep 2020

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online. Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture provides snapshots from 1990 to 2016 of the world’s vineyard bearing areas of more than 1700 prime grape varieties in over 700 wine regions.

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Fast-tracking botrytis fungicide resistance identification
Last updated 09 Oct 2020

A rapid, simple and cost-effective test to detect and quantify fungicide resistant botrytis in a vineyard setting has been successfully demonstrated in Western Australia.

Research the perfect marriage
Last updated 09 Oct 2020

Joseph Marks calls himself ‘an ecologist with a passion for wine.’ So his current project – investigating how under-vine cover crops affect arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, soil organic carbon composition and soil carbon stocks – is a marriage made in heaven.

Biosecurity Plan a ‘road map’ for the sector
Last updated 09 Oct 2020

A new Biosecurity Plan for Viticulture Industries – identifying 240 plant pests and diseases of concern, and how to reduce their risk – has been endorsed by the wine grape, table grape and dried fruit peak industry bodies.

Tractors become virtual classroom for growers
Last updated 09 Oct 2020

Growers in the SA North Regional Program cluster have taken to their offices – and, on occasion, their tractors – to continue best practice viticulture education.

PhD and Masters by Research scholarships 2021
Last updated 01 Oct 2020

Applications for Wine Australia’s PhD and Masters by Research scholarships open on Monday 5 October 2020 for scholarships commencing 1 January 2021.

 

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Did someone say Chardonnay?
Last updated 20 Oct 2020

Chardonnay does not always get the attention it deserves. Red wine, particularly Shiraz, has tended to dominate recent stories of Australia’s export success, while Sauvignon Blanc has overshadowed other white wines on the domestic market for many years, currently accounting for 1 in every 8 bottles of wine purchased on the Australian domestic off-trade retail market

How have wine DTC channels fared in Australia in 2019–20?
Last updated 13 Oct 2020

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales make up an estimated 17 per cent of total wine sales value, but for the majority of Australian wine businesses, which produce fewer than 20,000 cases, DTC sales account for more than 50 per cent of wine sales value and are therefore critical to their success and sustainability.

Poland – a growing wine market
Last updated 06 Oct 2020

In last week’s bulletin, we examined South Korea, a wine market ranked as the second most attractive in the world, according to the Global Compass 2020 published by Wine Intelligence. This week we delve into another growing market, Poland.

South Korea is now the second most attractive wine market in the world
Last updated 29 Sep 2020

According to Global Compass 2020 published by Wine Intelligence in August, South Korea is now the second most attractive wine market in the world, after being at number ten the previous year.

Australian alternative varieties: the ones to watch… three years on
Last updated 22 Sep 2020

In  2017, Wine Australia reported that alternative varieties were on the rise in Australia with some of the varieties to watch out for being Assyrtiko, Nero d’Avola, Grüner Veltliner, Tempranillo, Vermentino, Touriga Nacional, Fiano and Nebbiolo. So how has demand for alternative Australian varieties been growing since then?

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