Wine Australia suspends wine export licence
Last updated 19 Jul 2018

The Board of Wine Australia has suspended the licence to export grape products from Australia held by Dalefold Wines (Australia) Pty Ltd with immediate effect and until further notice.

Wine Australia appoints ATEC and Hydra to develop $2m capability development program
Last updated 12 Jul 2018

Wine Australia has appointed peak industry body the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Hydra Consulting to develop its Wine Tourism and Wine Export Capability Building Programs for the wine sector.

Wine Australia to invest $67.8m in ambitious agenda for the year ahead
Last updated 10 Jul 2018

Wine Australia today released its plans for 2018–19, the fourth year of its five-year Strategic Plan 2015–2020.

Australian grape and wine tech receives $9 million partnership boost
Last updated 02 Jul 2018

Wine Australia and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) have signed a $9 million co-investment research, development and extension (RD&E) agreement to develop new technologies and provide practical information to growers and winemakers to increase profitability and competitiveness, as well as improve environmental sustainability.

Australia to host the Institute of Masters of Wine 10th international Symposium
Last updated 19 Jun 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced that Adelaide will host its next international Symposium in June 2022. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the Institute’s 9th international Symposium, ‘Living Wine’ in Logrono, Spain.

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Export Market Guides: changes in eight markets including the Philippines
Last updated 01 Jun 2018

Among changes in eight markets that have been included in recent updates to Wine Australia’s Export Market Guides is a new import procedure in the Philippines.

Prosecco – what is the deal?
Last updated 01 Jun 2018

Prosecco is widely recognised as a grape variety, but it can’t be used as a grape variety in some markets including Europe, China, Canada, South Africa, Chile and Vietnam. So, why are the rules in each market so different?

AWRI using new technique for sensory analysis
Last updated 12 Jan 2018

Pivot profiling is a new sensory technique that is starting to have a big impact in the world of Australian wine.

Flying the flag for Tassie sparkling
Last updated 10 Nov 2017

If the rise and rise of Tasmanian sparkling is tempting you to go south and tend a few vines, here’s a bit of advice from someone who has more than a little inside knowledge.

What’s your tolerance? Label alcohol tolerance by market
Last updated 20 Sep 2017

A summary of the current alcohol statement information for 33 plus countries that Wine Australia publishes Export Market Guides for.

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Latest report shows perceptions of Australian wine are improving
Last updated 03 Jul 2018

The brand health of Australian wines has seen marked improvement over the past eight years, particularly in consumer perceptions of quality and value for money.

Goal, goal, goal! Where the World Cup competition sits in the wine market
Last updated 26 Jun 2018

There are 32 teams competing in the World Cup 2018. This week’s market bulletin provides an overview of where each country ranks in still wine consumption.

The more things change...Lessons from innovation across the drinks industry
Last updated 19 Jun 2018

Recent trends in the global alcoholic drinks industry have strongly featured disruption and innovation, blurring product definitions and even category boundaries. These trends have significant implications for wine, broadening both the opportunities and the scope for competition.

Less is more: what’s driving consumer choices in 2018
Last updated 27 Mar 2018

Two years ago, the first issue of our Market Bulletin gave a brief overview of trends in domestic sales in 2014–15. For our 100th issue, we examine the main global trends driving consumer behaviour in 2018 and what they mean for the domestic wine market in the next few years.

Something old, something new – a fresh look at Australian Grenache
Last updated 20 Feb 2018

Among some wine consumers, Grenache may not be as well-known as Australia’s major red varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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Aussie Wine Month announcement

15 February 2018

Wine Australia regularly reviews the impact of our activities and, following this review, we won’t be coordinating Aussie Wine Month in the future. While Aussie Wine Month generated a lot of enthusiasm about promoting and enjoying exceptional Australian wine domestically, we are focusing our resources on growing Australian wine exports to our key markets and maximising opportunities internationally to gain positive outcomes for Australian wine.