Latest Industry Updates

Wine

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants Expands its Portfolio

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants Expands its Portfolio

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants (OFWM) has welcomed Pikes and Josef Chromy Wines to its portfolio of family-owned wineries. Fine Wine Partners had previously distributed the brands, but that agreement changed when Accolade Wines bought the Australian wine business, owned by Lion, late last year. Founded in 1984, Pikes is a wholly family-owned company producing wines out of the Clare Valley in South...

Read More »

Five Wine Releases for the Cooler Months

Five Wine Releases for the Cooler Months

As the temperature begins to drop, customers will start swapping their white wines and ros é s for warming reds. These five wines have all been released in the last month and offer complex layers of spice and fruit flavour. The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2016 RRP:  $29 Distributor:  Young & Rashleigh Wine Merchants (ACT), Inglewood Wines (NSW), Thomas Chin (NT), The Wine T...

Read More »

McWilliam's Announces Changes to Independent Team

McWilliam

McWilliam’s Wines has announced key changes to its Independent Team. John Chapman, former National Business Manager at Taylors Wines, will be joining the team as Head of Independents. Chapman brings to the role 20 years of sales experience with multinational liquor and FMCG businesses.  Based in Sydney, Chapman will be in charge of the McWilliam’s Independent profitability, with...

Read More »

UK People's Choice Wine Awards Taking Australian Submissions

UK People

The inaugural UK People’s Choice Wine Awards is now open to international wine submissions. It is the only independent national wine awards to be judged by consumers rather than wine experts. Although the profile of the average wine consumer has changed drastically in the last 20 years, the Awards understands that the way wine is marketed is not reflective of those changes. The UK People's Choice Win...

Read More »

Casella Acquires Large Group of Premium South Australian Vineyards

Casella Acquires Large Group of Premium South Australian Vineyards

Casella Family Brands has acquired Shaw Family Vintners, one of the largest owners of vineyards in South Australia. The sale will give Casella access to premium cool climate vineyard in Fleurieu Peninsular (432 hectares), McLaren Vale (42 ha) and Currency Creek (390 ha). The deal also includes the winery, trademark and stock - brands such as Shaw Family Vintners, Stonemason, Steeple Jack, Single Vin...

Read More »

Brown Brothers Takes Over Innocent Bystander Distribution

Brown Brothers Takes Over Innocent Bystander Distribution

Brown Brothers  has  announced that it will move the distribution of its Innocent Bystander brand in-house from 2 June. Fine Wine Partners had previously distributed the brand, but that agreement changed when Accolade Wines  bought the Australian wine business , owned by Lion, late last year. “We would like to sincerely thank the Fine Wine Partners team for their efforts in buil...

Read More »

Brand Refresh for New Zealand’s Brancott Estate

Brand Refresh for New Zealand’s Brancott Estate

Brancott Estate has received a packaging refresh, thanks to brand consulting and design experts, Landor Sydney. The New Zealand wine brand sought a bold new look that would still pay homage to its heritage and home. Marketing Director of New Zealand Wine Brands Stefano Furini said, “Brancott Estate has built a reputation as a forward-thinking brand that looks to the future, but to do this, we nee...

Read More »

Sponsored: New-Look T’Gallant Brought to Life in Stylish Range

Sponsored: New-Look T’Gallant Brought to Life in Stylish Range

Australian Pinot Grigio pioneer T’Gallant has launched a range of fresh, approachable, food-friendly table wines. The new T’Gallant range is now available to order in four varietals - Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Moscato, and the red blend Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz.  All sourced from Victoria, the wines tap into the opportunity to engage consumers aged 25 to 35 years in the wine ca...

Read More »

2016 Champagne Import Results

2016 Champagne Import Results

Australia imported the second largest number of bottles of champagne in its history last year, according to the Comité Champagne who made the announcement at Prowien, Germany. Data from the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne shows Australia ranking as the seventh largest Champagne market globally, and fifth largest per head of population. 7.4 million bottles landed in the cou...

Read More »

Review: Yalumba The Caley 2012

Review: Yalumba The Caley 2012

By Ken Gargett, wine writer and expert Pie and peas, Lillee and Marsh, the Woodies, toast and Vegemite, shiraz and cabernet, summer and the beach – all great Aussie combinations. This being a column devoted to wine, no prizes for guessing today’s topic, although we may blur the lines a smidge. Yalumba, the ‘personification’ of the&...

Read More »
Share the News