20 May 2011
To coincide with the London International Wine Fair, this month's management briefing is for all you wine companies out there, particularly those with Australian leanings. Richard Woodard offers an in-depth look at Australia's wine industry in this four-part briefing for May 2011. In this, the final part, Woodard talks to the chief executive of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation.
13 January 2011
Exports of Australian wine continued to lose value in 2010, but the stricken industry regained some momentum in the second half of the year, official figures show.
23 December 2010
The Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation (AWBC) has officially handed Mt Gambier geographic indication status.
16 November 2010
Recently back from a trip to Australia, Chris Losh has found time to grab a shower, stick a wash on, and describe for us what he sees as a challenging time all round for the country's wine producers.
14 October 2010
The Australian Wine & Brandy Corp has announced the resignation of its long-serving general manager for market development, Paul Henry.
8 September 2010
Lisa McGovern, the UK, Ireland and European Union director for Australia's wine trade body, has resigned.
1 September 2010
Australian winemakers can no longer use well-known names like Champagne, Prosecco, Port or Sherry on wines to be sold either at home or in the European Union, under a new deal that comes into force this week.
20 July 2010
Australia has failed to overturn a ban on its wineries using the term 'Prosecco' for wines on sale in the EU.
13 July 2010
Surplus Australian wine sold off for less than AUD1 (US$0.88) per litre has damaged the value of Australian wine exports over the past year.
11 November 2009
Australia has a wine surplus of 100m cases and the country's wine industry is facing its toughest period for two decades, according to a stark new report by leading industry bodies.
28 August 2009
Poor results for Australia's two biggest domestic wine firms have this week brought fresh calls for a cull of Australian vineyards.
23 June 2009
Australia's Government has its sights fixed on growing wine markets in Asia with the appointment of James Dominguez as the new chairman of the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation (AWBC).
19 June 2009
Asia-based investors have dominated international interest in the sale of Foster's Australian wine assets, but prices are under pressure.
27 February 2009
The 2009 Australian vintage is estimated to fall 11% on last year to 1.63 million tonnes. The harvest is just under half way through.
27 January 2009
The best laid plans, as they say, can go awry. However, for Chris Losh, the Australian wine industry’s Direction to 2025 plan has not only been overtaken by events in the country’s main markets but was overly optimistic and ill-conceived to begin with.
20 January 2009
Australian winemakers will be flying to the UK next week to boost the industry's image in specialy ‘Australia Day 2009’ events.
9 January 2009
Australian wine exports fell in value for the first time in 15 years in 2008, official figures show, underlining the challenge facing the industry.
10 December 2008
Calls to slim down Australia's wine industry are growing louder as the country again faces a glut on the market.
13 October 2008
The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) is looking to make two new appointments to help boost the profile of Australia's wines abroad.
18 August 2008
Australia's wineries should secure their long-term future by targeting a gap in the US market for higher priced wines, a report has suggested.
11 August 2008
Exports of Australian wine fell in both volume and value for the year up to July, the country's national wine body has said.
3 June 2008
The new Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) board has been appointed, the Minister for Agriculture has announced.
13 May 2008
Wine Australia has launched a website to challenge consumers to “show off their knowledge” of wine.
8 January 2008
The rise in value of Australia’s wine exports outstripped volume last year, according to recent figures.
21 December 2007
The head of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation has called time on his tenure.
10 December 2007
Exports of Australian wine in the last 12 months have registered a greater rise in value terms rather than volume terms, according to recent figures.
8 October 2007
Wine exports from Australia have set a record for the year to the end of September, according to recent figures.
7 August 2007
Exports from Australia’s wine industry broke the A$3bn barrier for the first time in the last 12 months, according to recent figures.
6 June 2007
Domestic sales of Australian wine registered a slight slip in April, according to recent figures.
22 May 2007
Industry trade body Wine Australia has officially launched a strategic blueprint for the future of the Australian industry at the London International Wine & Spirits Fair today (22 May).