Figures, figures and more figures

Figures, figures and more figures

Epistle whistle The Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has released its annual epistle on the state of global wine production and trade. There have been some slightly alarmist articles concerning lack of growth in vines planted, wine produced and consumption in 2016. In TKR’s opinion the lack of planting and reduction in […]

The thirsty dragon and stuck USA

The thirsty dragon and stuck USA

Dragon thirsty The appetite for Australian wine in China is not waning. In the year to the end of September the dragon nation absorbed 90.09 million litres worth $474.08 million. In contrast, the UK is dwindling. Not fast, but it’s on the turn, down 4 per cent in volume and 3 per cent in value. […]

Stopping wine theft and what goes where

Stopping wine theft and what goes where

Stop, thief YPB Group bills itself as a brand protection and customer engagement solutions company. It is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. At the time of writing, shares traded at 18 cents, with the 52-week high being 40 cents and the low 13.5 cents. YPB is rather pleased with itself this week as its […]

4 February 2016 – TKR Editorial

4 February 2016 – TKR Editorial

The Australian Open is over and Mr Djokovic and Ms Kerber have taken home $3.85 million each for winning the singles titles. Mr Murray and Ms Williams got a mere $1.9 million each for coming second. The total prize money amounted to $44 million. It’s a huge amount and those that contribute to the pot […]

Tortoise and hare – the Chinese wine market

Tortoise and hare – the Chinese wine market

There’s plenty of news suggesting the Chinese wine market is in decline. One report says the drop in 2014 versus 2013 was more than 7 million cases. This is not a surprise, as the economic growth rate is slowing. TKR thinks it needs to be looked at as adjustment rather than a disaster. Australian wines […]

Key Notes – 12 February 2015

Key Notes – 12 February 2015

From The Key Report 12 February 2015 A new website – www.Sydney.cn – has been launched in Chinese, encouraging visitors to Sydney and NSW. It lists about 150 travel experiences, including the odd mention for wine. Early days; let’s hope it grows.The UK chain of Aldi stores has been named wine retailer of the year […]