'New Australia’ challenges perceptions of Australian wine in Japan
Last updated 15 Jun 2017

Japan’s first Japanese-based Master of Wine Kenichi Ohashi shared his enthusiasm for the ‘New Australia’ with influential trade and media in Tokyo at a sold-out Wine Australia master class on 23 May.

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ASVO Winemaker of the Year 2020 – Peter Leske
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Peter Leske’s childhood reads like an excerpt from a Boy’s Own Annual. Growing up on campus at Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide – where his father Ken Leske lectured in finance – Peter had pet sheep, ‘swam’ in an old chaff bin, mucked around on the tractors, snacked on ripe sultana grapes and explored the campus’ many laboratories and classrooms with his trusty dog by his side.

Carrageenan a viable alternative to bentonite – Australian study awarded
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

A Wine Australia-funded study that found that carrageenan derived from red edible seaweed is a viable alternative to bentonite to heat stabilise white wine has won its lead author the prestigious ASVO award for Oenology Paper of the Year 2020.

Quest for a disease-resistant vineyard continues
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

Wine Australia’s Regional Program in Riverina continues its quest to determine the best grapevine cultivars with resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew for Riverina.

Study investigating rootstocks to combat salinity honoured
Last updated 15 Jan 2021

The lead author of a Wine Australia-funded study that provides a guide to rootstock suitability for vineyards challenged by root zone salinity has been honoured with the ASVO award for Viticulture Paper of the year 2020.

Apps on the move to support Murray Valley growers
Last updated 11 Dec 2020

The Murray Valley Regional Program is going hi-tech with the development of two apps to support growers.

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Global supply update
Last updated 08 Dec 2020

Australia is a key player in the global wine market. In value terms, we are the world’s fourth biggest exporter of wine. However, in production terms, Australia ranks lower at number six in 2020 according to the latest Global Supply Monitor released by Wine Australia.

Sparkling wine continues to bubble through COVID-19
Last updated 04 Dec 2020

As we reach the end of a very turbulent year, wine consumers in Australia and around the world will likely reach for a glass of sparkling wine. However, this is not just the effect of seasonal cheer; the latest data show that sparkling wine sales in some markets have continued to bubble away throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wine tourism numbers highlight COVID-19 challenges and the road forward
Last updated 24 Nov 2020

COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020. With some interstate travel halted, tourism turned intrastate with locals taking the opportunity to explore their own backyards – where restrictions allowed – providing much needed relief in many regional areas.

Stable performance through COVID-19 era highlights South East Asian emerging wine markets
Last updated 17 Nov 2020

On Sunday 15 November, Ministers from 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), including Australia and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This week’s Market Bulletin will examine a group of emerging wine markets within the Southeast Asian region. 

Global packaging trends
Last updated 10 Nov 2020

In the 12 months ended September 2020, 771 million litres of Australian wine was exported to 116 destinations across the world. Of the total volume, 55 per cent was shipped unpackaged to be packaged in-market. Only 25 destinations received unpackaged Australian wine, with just over half that volume landing in the United Kingdom.

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