Reports from Grafton, Shanghai, UK, and back

Reports from Grafton, Shanghai, UK, and back

Grape Expectations 19 November Max Crus (Simon Hughes) At some point in the week these reviews and article will appear in The Daily Examiner (Grafton), Border Mail (Albury), Rotary Down Under (National) and Australian Petroleum Marketer News (National)  The age of entitlement. You may have noticed a new marketing ploy on your latest tax notice or […]

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 […]

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennials flash the cash Nielsen Homescan (UK) research has concluded that millennial-led households are the fastest-growing spenders on grocery shopping, which includes wine. They are also held responsible for the growth of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. The overall grocery spend in Britain increased 2.7 per cent year-on-year.  In households in which someone aged […]

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 […]

International from US & UK plus domestic news

International from US & UK plus domestic news

Brentwood Glen Wine Examiner, Los Angeles, 21 May, Cori Solomon Savour Australia, a recent Los Angeles event, sponsored by Wine Australia brought together winemakers to showcase the expansive diversification, growth and development that is occurring in the various Australian wine regions. Full article JR Website, 21 May, Jancis Robinson I was keen to sample as many of them […]

UK Climate change, Constellation Brands, India

UK Climate change, Constellation Brands, India

Burst the bubble A recent report, Impact of recent climate change and weather variability on the viability of UK viticulture – combining weather and climate records with producers’ perspectives, by A Nesbitt, B Kemp, C Steele, A Lovett and S Dorling, from the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, might burst […]