Treasure found in McLaren Vale but vineyard silent

Treasure found in McLaren Vale but vineyard silent

Treasure in the vale This piece of information, or similar, cropped up in various publications at the beginning of the month: “A 252-acre vineyard located in McLaren Vale’s ‘dress circle’ has sold for $10 million. The vineyard comprises three separate vineyards which were sold as a single transaction. The vineyard has chosen to remain anonymous.” […]

Academia disgrace Treasury Wine Estates gamble

Academia disgrace Treasury Wine Estates gamble

Wine Australia wobbles Dr Liz Waters, general manager, RD&E, Wine Australia (WA), replies to TKR’s questions concerning the paper, ‘I like the sound of that!’ Wine descriptions influence consumers’ expectations, liking, emotions and willingness to pay for Australian white wines. By Lukas Danner, Trent E Johnson, Renata Ristic, Herbert L Meiselman and Susan EP Bastian. […]

Heineken & Champagne blame Brexit

Heineken & Champagne blame Brexit

Heineken exit, blame Brexit It’s being reported Tesco is reducing its 53 Heineken SKUs to 22. The reason suggested is that Heineken is raising prices by about 6p (10 cents) a pint. Apparently, it’s all down to Brexit and the fall in value of sterling. The UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association forecasts Brexit will […]

Wine Australia, fact or fantasy? USA rosey

Wine Australia, fact or fantasy? USA rosey

Fact or fantasy Wine Australia (WA) claims research on Australian shiraz terroir will lead to higher prices and recognition. Is this fact or fantasy? Obviously WA believes it to be fact. Others, such as TKR, think it fantasy. The media release announcing that $5.3 million is to be spent on understanding and refining the expression […]

Blockbuster start thanks to Wine Australia

Blockbuster start thanks to Wine Australia

Blockbuster start Wine Australia (WA) has started the year in blockbuster fashion with the news that it is to spend $5.3 million on new research. The centrepiece research will be on understanding and refining the expression of Australian shiraz terroir. One can understand the interest but not the reasoning. Deputy chair of Wine Australia, Brian […]

Wine Australia is upbeat about China

Wine Australia is upbeat about China

Upbeat Wine Australia Wine Australia (WA) released a positive media release on Australia’s wine performance at Vinexpo Hong Kong, held last week. “Highly chuffed” covers the general feeling. No need for TKR to go overboard by repeating the hearty backslapping that WA gave itself. But worth noting are the quotes that WA got from various […]