The innovative Riverland on the verge campaign launched
Last updated 11 Nov 2020

Riverland Wine is harnessing new interactive technology to become the first Australian wine region to launch an immersive virtual reality journey that showcases the Riverland’s spectacular scenery and high-quality food and wine credentials.

From branch to glass: A new education guide to grow Australian craft cider exports
Last updated 10 Nov 2020

The Australian craft cider industry has launched The Australian Cider Guide, as part of a $500,000 investment to market craft cider overseas.

Global demand is steady for Australian wine
Last updated 28 Oct 2020

Steady demand for Australian wine around the world has seen growth in value to all top-five exports markets and a 4 per cent increase in overall value to $2.998 billion, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report released today.

Here come the robots; but what do we do with the data?
Last updated 27 Oct 2020

Coonawarra viticulturist Hans Loder has been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Wine Australia to examine practical data management for the Australian wine sector.

Response to article by Bill Moularadellis in WBM
Last updated 19 Oct 2020

In the latest issue of WBM (September/October 2020), Bill Moularadellis of Kingston Estate has shared his views about Wine Australia’s performance.

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New authentication technique may help put a kibosh on wine fraud
Last updated 13 Nov 2020

Wine fraud may have met its match with a new rapid and sensitive wine authentication method developed by an Adelaide-based research team.

Study offers insight into mulching and mechanical weed control
Last updated 13 Nov 2020

A new study has shown that even a single season of the ‘mulch and compost’ weed control method can dramatically improve Shiraz berry chemistry and soil nutrition.

Wine research a delightful sensory explosion for former engineer
Last updated 13 Nov 2020

In an office at the University of Adelaide, sits a dog-eared copy of Dr Richard Vine’s Wine Appreciation. For Dr Vinay Pagay, the gold-embossed tome is a quiet reminder of his unlikely journey from computer engineer to wine researcher.
 

La Niña doesn’t guarantee a wet summer
Last updated 13 Nov 2020

The declaration of a La Niña event in early October alerted many viticulturists and winemakers of an increased chance of a wet summer, evoking memories of the 2011 Australian vintage. However, there have been 30 La Niña events since 1900 and not all have been as wet as 2011. So, this prompts the question, what are the odds of a wet summer in different regions given we are in a La Niña cycle?
 

Fast-tracking botrytis fungicide resistance identification
Last updated 09 Oct 2020

A rapid, simple and cost-effective test to detect and quantify fungicide resistant botrytis in a vineyard setting has been successfully demonstrated in Western Australia.

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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.

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.

Did someone say Chardonnay?
Last updated 20 Oct 2020

Chardonnay does not always get the attention it deserves. Red wine, particularly Shiraz, has tended to dominate recent stories of Australia’s export success, while Sauvignon Blanc has overshadowed other white wines on the domestic market for many years, currently accounting for 1 in every 8 bottles of wine purchased on the Australian domestic off-trade retail market

How have wine DTC channels fared in Australia in 2019–20?
Last updated 13 Oct 2020

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales make up an estimated 17 per cent of total wine sales value, but for the majority of Australian wine businesses, which produce fewer than 20,000 cases, DTC sales account for more than 50 per cent of wine sales value and are therefore critical to their success and sustainability.

Australian alternative varieties: the ones to watch… three years on
Last updated 22 Sep 2020

In  2017, Wine Australia reported that alternative varieties were on the rise in Australia with some of the varieties to watch out for being Assyrtiko, Nero d’Avola, Grüner Veltliner, Tempranillo, Vermentino, Touriga Nacional, Fiano and Nebbiolo. So how has demand for alternative Australian varieties been growing since then?

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