Australia increases consumer protection for its wine brands
Last updated 01 Jul 2021

Australia today launches a world first system to provide product assurance for all of its branded wine exports.

Australian wine CONNECTs with global wine trade
Last updated 10 May 2021

The global wine trade can now connect with Australian wineries via a first-of-its-kind virtual marketplace – Australian Wine CONNECT – replacing global expos and on-ground activity impacted by travel constraints

New virtual platform to connect and promote Australian wine to the world
Last updated 01 Feb 2021

Wine Australia will launch an always-on, 24/7 virtual platform called Australian Wine Connect this March to bring the global wine community together to experience and explore Australia’s thrilling wine scene.

A good time to discover Australian wine with updated education program
Last updated 30 Apr 2020

Wine Australia’s free, comprehensive education program Australian Wine Discovered (AWD) has been refreshed and 25 topics are now available online with additional resources, updated commentary and advanced notes.

Wine export figures positive but full COVID impact yet to come
Last updated 16 Apr 2020

The value of Australian wine exports continued to grow in the 12 months to 31 March 2020, but Wine Australia reports that the full impact of COVID-19 on exports is still to come.

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Colour the fabric of Mandy’s life and career
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

This month, we feature Dr Mandy Walker Research Team Leader with CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Adelaide Laboratory as our Researcher In Focus. One cold Saturday morning in a biochemistry lab in Canberra’s Australian National University (ANU), honours student Mandy Walker was developing in-situ hybridisation slides for a very innovative, but risky project.

Scholarship helping to improve management of GPGV
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

PhD student and plant pathologist Kamalpreet Kaur spends her days investigating the impact of GPGV on the Australian wine sector.

Winter vine health top of mind for SA Central growers
Last updated 15 Oct 2021

Wine Australia’s Regional Programpartners strive hard to develop and host events and activities that not only help growers and the wider wine sector, but also engage and inspire them.

ASVO Winemaker of the Year 2020 – Peter Leske
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Peter Leske’s childhood reads like an excerpt from a Boy’s Own Annual. Growing up on campus at Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide – where his father Ken Leske lectured in finance – Peter had pet sheep, ‘swam’ in an old chaff bin, mucked around on the tractors, snacked on ripe sultana grapes and explored the campus’ many laboratories and classrooms with his trusty dog by his side.

Carrageenan a viable alternative to bentonite – Australian study awarded
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

A Wine Australia-funded study that found that carrageenan derived from red edible seaweed is a viable alternative to bentonite to heat stabilise white wine has won its lead author the prestigious ASVO award for Oenology Paper of the Year 2020.

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Sequence of global events impact Australian wine exports
Last updated 19 Oct 2021

A sequence of events in international markets have combined to lower the volume and value of Australian wine exports, as detailed in Wine Australia’s Export Report for the year ended September 2021, released today.

Direct-to-consumer wine sales adapt in the first full year of COVID-19 business conditions
Last updated 07 Oct 2021

Australian wineries have reported in Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer Survey Report 2021 that direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales grew strongly in 2020–21, up by 17 per cent in value and 14 per cent in volume compared to the previous financial year. By contrast, overall sales value for survey respondents grew by 1 per cent, while volume declined by 5 per cent.

How 2020 changed the USA wine market
Last updated 02 Mar 2021

2020 was a year unparalleled in recent history, massively shifting consumer behaviours. This Market Bulletin examines the effects on the wine market in the United States of America including total wine sales by channel, shifting demographics, domestic category versus imports and, finally, how the Australian category has fared.

Wine tourism numbers highlight COVID-19 challenges and the road forward
Last updated 24 Nov 2020

COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020. With some interstate travel halted, tourism turned intrastate with locals taking the opportunity to explore their own backyards – where restrictions allowed – providing much needed relief in many regional areas.

Global packaging trends
Last updated 10 Nov 2020

In the 12 months ended September 2020, 771 million litres of Australian wine was exported to 116 destinations across the world. Of the total volume, 55 per cent was shipped unpackaged to be packaged in-market. Only 25 destinations received unpackaged Australian wine, with just over half that volume landing in the United Kingdom.

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