Congratulations TWE a very neat move

Congratulations TWE a very neat move

Very neat A very neat move by Treasury Wine Estates (TWE): it has struck a deal in the UK to become the official wine sponsor at the London Craft Beer Festival in August. TWE is promoting two brands at the Festival: the 19 Crimes and Gentleman’s Collection portfolios will be served. The reasoning is that […]

Reader opinion from Australia & UK

Reader opinion from Australia & UK

Reader opinion Reader: “Just got around to reading your report. I think you were actually quite reserved in discussing the Truvée* article. As far as I know, there hasn’t been a successful brand aimed at women (outside of women’s products) in any product category. Looking at actual sales in multiple countries shows that even when companies […]

Storm damage to vineyards brings tears

Storm damage to vineyards brings tears

Storm damage Vineyard damage along the Murray River due to storms this past week will wreak havoc for all the industry in 2017. It’s part of a bigger picture, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It’s likely 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures […]

Coles and Woolworths first quarter results

Coles and Woolworths first quarter results

Super duo Coles and Woolworths have recently published their first-quarter 2017 results. They’ve had a tough time in recent years, with Aldi and Costco taking market share and price deflation shaking the big two. An article in The Sydney Morning Herald by Madeleine Heffernan on November 6 included the following, which shows why consumers are […]

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism, good for wine, figures not good enough

Tourism translates to wine The latest International Visitor Survey, to the end of March, shows positive results in the tourism sector. That translates to good news for the Australian wine industry, both domestically and hopefully when overseas visitors return to their home countries. Total spend from visitors amounted to $37.9 billion in the year to […]