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Rosie Davenport, who has 17 years experience as a journalist and editor at various publications including Harpers Wine & Spirit and Off Licence News in the UK, will be based in Sydney for her new role.


Australian wine and beef industry representatives are pressuring the government to patch up diplomatic differences with Beijing that the industries fear are impacting on exports to China, Australia's most important trading partner. Australia sees the major strain as its plan to ban covert foreign interference in domestic politics.


Jeff Burch, owner of Howard Park which produces wines from both the Margaret River and Great Southern regions, believes the 2018 vintage will be one that "winemakers will talk about and will be one for consumers to look out for in the coming years".


Wine Australia and Chinese multinational e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better showcase Australian wine on the world's fastest growing e-commerce platform, Tmall. The MoU complements Wine Australia's investment in China's e-commerce sector as part of the Australian Government's $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package).


An innovative new short course will give industry professionals access to the best minds from two of the world's greatest wine locations: Adelaide, Australia and Bordeaux, France. The University of Adelaide's Business School and the KEDGE Wine and Spirits Academy in Bordeaux have designed a joint program to share learnings and experiences of the two premier wine regions with the international wine community.


South Australia hopes to attract 10,000 more international tourists to the state's wine regions by 2020, thanks to a $2m ($1.52m USD) marketing campaign.


The growing season was incredibly warm and wet for much of the country, but vintners are encouraged by what they taste so far


We were drawn to The Sisters label because it's not only created by a female winemaker, but it's also owned by a woman. Belinda Jackson created The Sisters wines to celebrate women's achievements-which is an idea we can toast to!


Australian wine giant, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), is the latest victim of growing friction between China and Australia, with the company reporting customs delays of its shipments to the mainland.


Angus McPherson, Managing Director of TWE Australia and New Zealand, said that TWE supports the new regulations, which empower Wine Australia to consider intellectual property issues and misleading conduct when approving exports of wine, and when determining whether an applicant is fit to hold a license to export.


"After reporting an encouragingly low level of cork taint of just two corks in 172 (1.2%) last year, I was alarmed to encounter five in 88 (5.7%) this year, a stark return to the dark days when cork taint was rife across Australian wines"


In response to consumer demand for rich, complex expressions of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford introduces this exciting addition to a diverse portfolio. Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is priced with an MSRP of $24.99 and will be available nationally March 2018, in 750ml, exclusively.


Australian trade officials recently met with their Canadian counterparts to object to extra taxes and mark-ups on imported wine sold in Canada that the Australian wine industry believes breach international trade rules and threaten Australian wine sales.


New Zealand has retained its position as the third most valuable wine import in the US, after Italy and France, having achieved a 6% increase in the value of its imports into the country in 2017, New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed.


An alleged complex wine fraud is heading to trial after a New Zealand wine company, which has now gone into liquidation, denied charges that question the vintage and origin of tens of thousands of bottles. Southern Boundary Wines Ltd, of the North Canterbury wine region of Waipara, along with its vineyard manager and winemaker Scott Charles Berry, winemaker Rebecca Junell Cope, and operations/export manager Andrew Ronald Moore, have been accused of being behind the alleged scandal.


VA Filtration will use a Regional Development Fund grant to support building a $4.5 million purpose-built new technology facility


Australia's annual wine exports to China jumped 63 percent by value in 2017, industry figures showed on Tuesday, as high-end sales rose and a free trade agreement signed two years ago cut import duties.


Australia wine exports have hit record high in both value and volume in 2017, fueled by bullish demand from mainland China and increases of higher-end wine sales, according to the latest report by Wine Australia.


Steven Ciobo, trade, tourism and investment minister, this morning announced Australia had taken the first step in commencing formal consultations with Canada regarding measures believed by Australia to impose "arbitrary and disadvantageous restrictions" on the sale of imported wine in Canadian grocery stores, inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. The step responded to concerns from the Australian wine industry regarding the Canadian measures, which Ciobo said negatively impacted trade with Australia's fourth largest export market for wine, currently valued at $185 million.


In October, Washington accused the Canadian province of British Columbia of giving an unfair advantage to local vineyards by giving their wine an exclusive retail channel in grocery store shelves and cutting out U.S. competition. Australia's complaint, published by the WTO on Tuesday, expanded the U.S. argument, saying that not only British Columbia but also Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as the Canadian government, had policies on wine that broke WTO rules.

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