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10/17/14

Taxes and a lack of innovation are behind a dearth of profitability for Australia's Riverland producers who need to make dramatic changes.

09/18/14

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central Otago wines won medals in a total of 10 different wine categories - Methode Traditionelle, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rztraminer, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Rose, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

08/22/14

Proposals for a new coal mine in Australia's Hunter Valley are raising fears that history could repeat itself, after a with a similar plan devastated the wine industry in the 1990s.

08/19/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour. Australia has been propped up by Chinese economy for years enjoying great economic success as a result, with the wine industry being no exception.

08/18/14

The impact of China's austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China's middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

08/15/14

An Australian magistrate has come up with a novel approach to tackling drug abuse: recommending drug addicts drink red wine as an alternative to methamphetamine.

08/14/14

Australian winemakers will be treated more fairly and receive better protection when dealing with supermarket giant Woolworths, if a new code implemented after 12 months of negotiations is successful.

08/12/14

New Zealand is the only "major grape-producing country" to see a rise in volume and value of wine exports for the first quarter of the year.

08/12/14

Australian wine producers should "prepare themselves" to be affected by Russian trade embargoes, according to the country's Grape and Wine Authority.

08/12/14

A takeover fight has broken out between two of the world's biggest buyout firms for an Australian winemaker that produces California's mass-market Beringer brand as well as the premium local Penfolds label.

08/07/14

Labour's proposed water tax is being described as an attack on rural New Zealand.

08/06/14

Wine is wonderful to drink but wine-making companies have been such lousy investments for so long that most sideline observers are wondering what prompted buy-out specialists KKR and Rhone Capital to offer what looks to be an outrageously generous $3.1 billion for troubled Australian-based winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates.

08/06/14

New Zealand's Mission Estate is targeting UK growth in the independent and on-trade sectors with the appointment of its first UK business development manager.

08/01/14

An Australian vineyard is being pursued by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture after it falsely claimed to be an organic producer.

07/31/14

The Australian Taxation Office has warned the wine industry not to abuse the system by unfairly claiming hundreds of thousands of tax rebates each year.

07/29/14

Warmer weather is driving a boom in Tasmanian wine as wineries look to expand to cooler climes.

07/25/14

Australian winemaker Wolf Blass is fighting to close a tax loophole allowing New Zealand competitors to claim millions each year in wine tax rebates from Australia.

07/17/14

Vinomofo has released the results of its inaugural 2014 Wine Census, the largest of its kind in Australia with 5,000 drinkers surveyed, and the revelations are surprising.

07/16/14

The average value of Australian wine exports has increased, despite volume decreasing by 6% over the past 12 months.

07/16/14

Wine Victoria believes the free trade agreement with Japan can help to ease the oversupply issue restricting the state's wine industry. The agreement, announced last week, included removing the 15 per cent import tariff on bottled, sparkling and bulk wine exported to Japan.

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