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Thursday 16 May 2024 in Exports, Industry In Crisis, News

First Families call for help ‘to save a wine industry in crisis’

Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW) has called on the Federal Government to introduce key…
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Tuesday 14 May 2024 in Industry In Crisis, News

Wine industry body pleads for $86m from Canberra and gets nothing

Australian Grape & Wine has condemned the lack of assistance for grapegrowers and winemakers in…
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Friday 10 May 2024 in Exports, Finance, News, Sponsored

Funding Australian wine’s global growth

Australia’s wine industry is globally renowned for the quality of its produce. Almost 60 percent…
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Thursday 9 May 2024 in Cellar Door, Coonawarra, News, Sustainability, Wine

Wine tastings with edible insects

Patrick of Coonawarra has launched a wine tasting matched with edible insects. While normal wine…
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Hong Kong, NZ and the UK drive export value growth

Australian wine exports declined by one percent in value to $1.88 billion and two percent…

Feeling the vibe in Vietnam

Sales of Australian wine in Vietnam reached $11.5 million last year – double what they…

China big news, but don’t forget America

Matthew Deller MW, CEO of Wirra Wirra Vineyards, ponders the renewed opportunity in China –…



SA Shiraz showcased in Bordeaux

South Australian Shiraz is being showcased at the iconic La Cité du Vin wine museum…
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Wine clubs: true believers one and all

The retail shelves have never been more competitive – which means a well-run wine club…

Creating value for wineries

On a recent visit to Taiwan, I spoke at a wine dinner for some high-end…



Eden Valley release elevates Gibson

Gibson Wines has headed to the Barossa’s high country to elevate its premium Shiraz offer,…

Spreading the message the box rocks

Cask wine producer Ashley Ratcliff from Ricca Terra in the Riverland ponders the green credentials…

Penfolds pops cork on new Champagne

Penfolds has introduced a new Champagne Cuvée Brut in collaboration with Champagne Thiénot. The Champagne…
Hatch Wines Vesey McLaren Vale Shiraz 2022 scores 93 points from Mike Bennie. “This is a heftier but well balanced McLaren Vale Shiraz. It’s imbued with dark cherry, mocha and cola characters with spicy, cinnamon and clove seasoning as dressing. The palate smooth, supple, gentle in tannins, but all of the generosity feels wrapped up nicely and finishes long and satisfying with a gentle chew of spice and forest berry fruitiness. It’s all in the flow.” $52. @hatchwines_chw #McLarenVale #Shiraz
Kaesler Reach For The Sky Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2021 scores 92 points from Tyson Stelzer in WBM. “Grenache is in a confident place in the cool 2021 season, well backed by the depth and structure of old vine Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Dark fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate hold long and strong on the finish. Great value and integrity from Kaesler.” $35. @kaeslerwine #Barossa #Grenache #Shiraz #Mourvedre #wine
Arras Grand Vintage Tasmania 2015 scores 95 points from Tyson Stelzer in WBM. “All the magnitude and enticing complexity of the Arras universe are captured here, led confidently by the white stone fruits, citrus and butter of Chardonnay. Seven years on lees have blessed it with beautifully silky texture, white almond complexity and layers of spice, almost fruit mince spice. It holds outstanding line and length. Another benchmark vintage for Arras.” $94. @houseofarras  #Tasmania #bubbles 🥂
Brand & Sons Sanctuary Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 scores 94 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “Dark fruited, some Xmas cake elements, cassis, pretty spice notes, some faint mintiness. Lush in texture, quite woody-spicy with lots of dark and blue fruit flavours with some cola, sweet liquorice, spice and herbs. Good texture here, slinky and shaped with lithe tannins. A regal beast, if that’s a thing.” $150. @brandandsons_wines  #Coonawarra #Cabernet #regal #beast #wine 🍷
Australian Grape & Wine pleads for $86 million in the Federal Budget for assistance for winemakers and grapegrowers and gets absolutely nothing. AGW comments on the site. #FederalBudget #Budget #wine #zero #zerowine


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