The Advertiser, 25 April, Cameron England
TWENTY South Australian wineries will get the chance to showcase their wares in China next year following a deal brokered by Tomich Wines’ Randal Tomich.
The China (Guizhou) International Alcoholic Beverage Exposition is putting up $200,000 to help 20 wineries attend their event next year, in a bid to ensure higher end wineries from Australia are in attendance. Full article (removed)
The Australian, 25 April, Morgan Dunn
If you have small children who are in the habit of reading the weekly wine pages then I suggest you hide the following from them. It may sound cruel but here it is: I’ve caught the Easter bunny. With his job done for the year, he had grown complacent and I managed to nab him on his way out of Melbourne. He’s watching me now from his hutch as I write this and I can tell he knows what I’m thinking: what am I going to drink with him? Full article
Western Magazine, 24 April, Taylor Jurd
Mudgee’s Robert Oatley Vineyards has once again proven its quality among the state at this year’s Royal Sydney Show, when it was awarded The McCarthy Perpetual Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc. Full Article
Fox Business, 24 April, Saabira Chaudhuri
An increasingly hardline view on alcohol in India is threatening sales for global spirits makers as a new ruling forces many local sellers to shut down or adapt.
In an attempt to reduce alcohol-fueled road accidents, India’s Supreme Court banned the sale of booze within 500 meters (547 yards) of national and state highways starting this month, a decision that affects liquor stores, bars, restaurants and hotels.
The move has shaken India’s bar and restaurant industry and sent a chill through large spirits makers that are betting on growing demand in the emerging middle class in India, the country that is the world’s largest whiskey market by volume.
On Thursday, Pernod Ricard SA, which owns brands such as Chivas Regal Scotch whisky and Absolut vodka, warned that the highway liquor ban would hurt its sales in India through 2017. Full article
Yorkshire Post, 18 April, no author credit
This is worth reading because it shows UK wine has come from a joke to being classy without going through other stages
A million vines are due to be planted in England and Wales this year and more than 5,000 acres are now under vine, with forecasts that the current annual output of five million bottles will double within five years. Full article
The Adelaide Review, 19 April, Dave Brooks
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Rosé, like Hansel from Zoolander, is so hot right now.
Gone are the sweet and fluorescent liquids of yore (for the most part) and in their place is a wonderful array of savoury wines that have a more food-friendly European sensibility. In other words, they’ve ditched that ‘adult fire engine’ thing and become all grown up. Full article