Cabernet King in USA & Chardonnay Queen

Cabernet King in USA & Chardonnay Queen

King Cabernet, Queen Chardonnay The latest sales figures for table wine in the US in off-premise show cabernet sauvignon is still king, only outranked by Queen Chardonnay. The Nielsen table wine category for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2016 is interesting reading. Combining domestic production and imported wines, the off-premise market was 4 per […]

Up market wine casks going great in USA

Up market wine casks going great in USA

Boxing clever Why is Australia, the inventor of bag in box wine, not capitalising on the fad for boxed wine in the US? Is it some form of snobbery, or embarrassment over the product? TKR has no idea and welcomes comment, but we note this from Shanken Daily News on October 26: “Bota Box, the […]

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. […]

Viña Concha y Toro & Foley Family NZ

Viña Concha y Toro & Foley Family NZ

Viva y Toro Viña Concha y Toro listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange in 1933 and the New York Stock Exchange in 1994. Its financial year follows the calendar year, hence June 30 is the half-year. Highlights for the second quarter and half: Quarter sales: Ch$173,292,158 (thousand Chilean pesos) ($337.13 million), up 9.9 per cent. […]

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 […]

News from Canada, USA, UK and home

News from Canada, USA, UK and home

Oliver Chronicle (Canada), 10 June, Staff reporting Aspirations of a healthy fusion between agriculture and tourism seem to be a reality in the Okanagan, and in order to analyze and mimic its success, a small group of Australians were in town last week to explore some local wineries. Through the Rotary Club’s group study exchange, […]

News & reviews from around the world

News & reviews from around the world

Grape Expectations 28 May 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)  But there has always been one rock solid, The Big Book of Wine, the Australian and New Zealand […]

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 […]

USA today, its a market with promice

USA today, its a market with promice

USA today TKR has recently been impressed with a couple of reds from the Victoria-based McPherson Wine Co. One the company sent was MWC Victoria Cabernet Sauvignon. No price or information, just the wine. It has a bold, simple, yet hipster label, fronting very sound wine. It rated 92 points but we couldn’t say if […]