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Samuel Smith & Son to Distribute Mt Difficulty Wines

Samuel Smith & Son to Distribute Mt Difficulty Wines

Samuel Smith & Son (SS&S) will take over the distribution of New Zealand brand Mt Difficulty Wines nationally from 1 June 2017. Previously distributed in Australia by Fine Wine Partners (FWP), the opportunity for SS&S to take over the agreement came about when FWP was sold to Accolade Wines earlier this year. Mt Difficulty Wines has a reputation for producing premium wines from some of t...

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Submissions Open for Annual Melbourne International Wine Competition

Submissions Open for Annual Melbourne International Wine Competition

Sponsored The Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) is now taking submissions for its 2017 event, to be held on 11 June in the heart of Melbourne. Setting itself apart, MIWC puts real trade buyers in the judging seat to evaluate wines by category and actual price. This is a great opportunity for established wines to reconnect with true trade buyers and for new wines to be discovered. ...

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Treasury Makes Executive Leadership Changes

Treasury Makes Executive Leadership Changes

Several changes to Treasury Wine Estates’ Executive Leadership Team were announced this week, planned to drive the company’s next phase of growth. The most significant change is that of Robert Foye, current President and Managing Director Asia and Europe, who will become President, North America and LATAM from 1 January 2018. In addition to his new role in the United States, Foye will al...

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"Go West, Young Man" for Chardonnay and Cabernet

"Go West, Young Man" for Chardonnay and Cabernet

The Western Australian wine industry has long been seen as a small collection of boutique wineries producing limited quantities of high-quality wine, an image that has suited them well. The truth, however, is not quite so simple.  By  Ken Gargett , wine writer and expert T he state produces around 45 million litres of wine annually, worth around $50 million. This equates to something like fiv...

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Our Top 26 Cabernet Sauvignons

Our Top 26 Cabernet Sauvignons

Considered by many as the great red variety, not just for its role in Bordeaux, but also thanks to examples such as Coonawarra and Margaret River here; the Napa in California and many other districts. Cabernet sauvignon once ruled unchallenged in this  country,  but has been placed  into  the shade by the emergence of shiraz as our global superstar.  Cabernet offers flavours su...

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Sponsored: Preview The Laird 2012 Release

Sponsored: Preview The Laird 2012 Release

The highly anticipated and fifth release of ‘The Laird’ is available to order from  1 May 2017 . From one of Australia’s best-known wineries comes an iconic Shiraz of international recognition. Meaning Lord of the Manor in Scottish terminology, The Laird represents the pinnacle of winemaking at Torbreck. 2012 has been acclaimed as the ‘winemaker’s vintage&...

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Shavaughn Wells Named a Baron of the Barossa

Shavaughn Wells Named a Baron of the Barossa

Saltram's winemaker Shavaughn Wells was inducted as a Baron of the Barossa at a dinner during the Barossa Vintage Festival last week. She and four others were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the profile of the South Australian wine region. Barons of Barossa was founded by the Wine Fraternity in 1975 to establish a group of influential people from the local industry ...

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Retailers Boost Online Wine Sales with eBay

Retailers Boost Online Wine Sales with eBay

Retailers have found a new opportunity to boost wine sales through the online buy and sell platform eBay. Over the last year, 250 retailers sold wine via the website including Dan Murphy’s, Garnet Cellar, McLaren Vale Cellars, Boutique Cellar and Oak Road Estate. The category has grown year on year since it was added to the site, with sales volume up by 243 per cent . “It’s a re...

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Taylors Wines Wins WAWWJ 2016 Wine of the Year

Taylors Wines Wins WAWWJ 2016 Wine of the Year

The World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ) has awarded Taylors Wines ‘2016 Wine of the Year’ for its 2012 Taylors St Andrews Shiraz. First founded in 1996, WAWWJ represents 80 countries, consisting of 13,500 wine journalists, judges and bloggers. The World Ranking Wines and Spirits (WRWS) is commissioned and evaluated by the WAWWJ every year to develop an internation...

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See What 50 of the World’s Best Sommeliers Got up to in Australia

See What 50 of the World’s Best Sommeliers Got up to in Australia

Fifty of the world’s best sommeliers completed their tour of Australia as part of Wine Australia’s Somms of the World program last week, heading back to their home countries with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local wine landscape. Travelling from the best restaurants and bars in the UK, US, Thailand, Japan, Spain, China, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia...

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