Small Wineries

Boutique players blend passion with dedication to make wines of eloquence Grapegrower & Winemaker May 2013  Three quarters of the Australian and New Zealand wine industry is made up of producers who crush less than 250 tonnes annually. Following on from … Read More

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Miss Information

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” - Samuel Johnson Issued by Wine Australia on Monday 14th January 2013 “Australian wine exports grow in average value and volume” … Read More

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Bobbing up in China

Some people are scared of spiders, others are frightened of public speaking, I fear the dominance and sales growth exclusively to ‘private label’ wines in China. Buyers-own-brand (BOB), own label, private label are the various names given to wines that … Read More

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Shout To The Top!

We like to complain that wine has become commoditised, and that our worthy efforts to democratise it have been high-jacked by troublesome retailers. In fact, this has largely been our own doing, too often ascribing a retail value to a … Read More

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Waiting To Be Patient…

I like grey – particularly French and graphite – and I have always considered it more than just a convenient stop somewhere along the journey from black to white. The trouble is the world likes ‘definites’, and, more often than … Read More

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Measure For Measure?

I have written previously about not subscribing to the school of ‘if-you-can’t-measure-it,-it-doesn’t-exist’, but after a difficult last week, I feel it needs revisiting… I would like to be clear: in any business, strategies and new initiatives need frameworks and clear … Read More

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