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Editorials

Editorials

The Tony Keys witty and sometimes sardonic opinion of the past week’s occurrences in the world of wine.

Australian Wine News

Australian Wine News

How and where Australian wine sits in a global context. Analysis by Tony Keys.

International Wine News

International Wine News

Butterfly wings flapping in China results in a New York storm. Tony Keys pieces parts of the global puzzle together to see how it affects Australian wine.

Wine Reviews in the Global Media

Wine Reviews in the Global Media

From Beijing to Buffalo (USA) and on to Brighton (UK) Reviews of Australian wines are global. Each week Tony Keys presents a selection.

Key Wine Reviews

Key Wine Reviews

Wines recently reviewed by Tony Keys.

The Sediment

The Sediment

Snippets of news that don’t fit elsewhere but have for unfathomable logic appealed to Tony Keys

Who is Tony Keys?

Who is Tony Keys?

Tony is the proprietor and senior journalist of 'The Key Report', contributing journalist to 'Wine and Viticulture' magazine and author of 'Tales of Sixpence' (fiction for young adults of all ages). Tony Keys entered the UK wine trade in 1973 via a group of upmarket London wine bars and gained experience in hotel management in Exeter and Salisbury. He joined the multi-award winning wine retailers, Oddbins, rising through the ranks to become senior manager for their largest London store. Tony then established Ostler’s wine merchants in Clerkenwell, which specialised in Australian wines. During this period he picked up many accolades including Decanter magazine’s ‘Wine Merchant of the Year’ and was appointed to the Académie du Champagne in 1989. Tony worked on a freelance basis with the Australian Wine Bureau looking after education throughout the United Kingdom and occasionally in Europe. He was appointed facilitator for small wineries seeking entry into the UK market and worked with the Government of Victoria on various wine-based projects. In 1998 Tony moved to Australia and in 2002 established 'The Key Report', a subscription based newsletter for the wine industry.

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