Penfolds goes French, following in some Illustrious Footsteps

Will Penfolds decision to launch super-premium French, Californian and French-Australian and California-Australia blends under its own label inspire others to follow its example? Robert Joseph reports. 

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Oceanic Differences: Harvests Vary in Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have released very different harvest reports. The focus of the oceanic 2022 vintage will be on white wine.

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Penfolds Made-in-China Wine

Two years after the imposition of tariffs by the Chinese government that threatened to destroy its huge Chinese business, Penfolds is launching a wine from the Ningxia region under its own brand. Robert Joseph reports.

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Casella Wines’ Vineyards Go On The Market

Australia’s deepening grape over-supply crisis reached new heights this week with the announcement from Casella Family Brands that it was placing 7258ha of its vineyards on the market. Jeni Port tells us the story behind the deal.

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ProWein Special: New World

Wine production and export data.

USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa at Pro Wein (Hall 12).

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Climate Change, Chinese Embargo and Covid: Hard Times for the Australian Wine Industry

The last two years have been a great challenge for the Australian wine industry. Jeni Port gives an overview of recent developments and possible solutions.

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Focusing on ‘Luxury’ and ‘Masstige’, TWE buys big in Napa, and small in Bordeaux. 

The giant Australian wine company enlarges its portfolio with Frank Family Vineyards in Napa valley and three small Bordeaux chateaux. The acquisitions are part of a larger strategy to focus more on the premium wine sector.

Australian wine brand changes nationality

Shipments of Rawson’s Retreat to China will now be South African, as Robert Joseph reports.

Who's Who in Australia 

Australia as a wine country is going through some rough times with Covid-19 and the trade war with China. But the industry seems to be on a good way.

Time for James Lawrence to give a tour through the who's who in Australian wine business.