Wine

The Adelaide Hills wine region. pic: getty/moisseyev

Adelaide wine research centre celebrates year of breakthroughs

By Richard Whitehead

Adelaide University wine scientists celebrated a year of breakthroughs in 2018, in improving the taste of wines from different regions at a time when climate change has been impacting the behaviour of ripening grapes. And more progress is expected in...

“If the spirits industry had the same access to consumers as wine, they could build a market worth billions of dollars.

State of the industry: What’s to come for alcohol in 2019

By Beth Newhart

The past year has seen the continued growth of craft beer and craft spirits, an increased number of microbreweries, and a rise in experiential drinking. Now the alcohol industry looks ahead to 2019 and what to expect for US drink trends, flavors and regulations.

Extra wine and vine research will be carried out in Adelaide, South Australia. Pic:getty/gam1983

Boost for Australian vine and wine research

By Rachel Arthur

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support long term strategic wine research and development.

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Aussie-China wine exports: Zero to hero in two decades

By Richard Whitehead

Opportunities in the Chinese wine market remain “exciting and plentiful” with consumption forecast to continue to grow at 6% per annum for the next five years, according to Wine Australia. At this pace the country will break the 3tr litre barrier by 2022.

The six consumer segments of the US wine market

The US wine market: Six consumer groups

By Rachel Arthur

The US is home to 84 million regular wine drinkers, making it the most populous wine market in the world. But not all drinkers are the same. Wine Intelligence has identified six distinct consumer segments in the US market, each with differing preferences,...

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Alcohol sales still growing in the face of cannabis legalization

By Beth Newhart

The nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada went into effect last week, with many concerned about what the new market could do to beer, wine and liquor sales. But TABS Analytics’ 2018 BevAlc study found no reason start worrying--yet....

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Winemaker-turned-filmmaker celebrates Cannes vigneron biography win

By Richard Whitehead

A fifth-generation South Australian winemaker has achieved what is probably a unique first. As well as having his wines recognised by judges at international shows in Sydney, Perth and Hobart this year, Richard Hamilton has also won an award in Cannes...

70% of millennials wish their pace of life would slow down. Pic: ©GettyImages/Alex Tihonovs / EyeEm

Wine has room to grow in small formats

By Beth Newhart

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

New Zealand wine is destined for more than 90 countries. Pic:getty/gustavofrazo

NZ wine exports up for the 23rd year running

By Rachel Arthur

New Zealand’s wine industry has recorded its 23rd consecutive year of export growth, with exports now valued at $1.7bn NZD ($1.13bn USD). Meanwhile, wine tourism is playing an increasingly important role in promoting the nation's wines.

Production volume will increase by 120 million units per year. Pic: ©GettyImages/BrianAJackson

Saverglass opens first North America factory in Mexico

By Beth Newhart

France-based company Saverglass has started production at its first North American factory, in Jalisco, Mexico. The $120m facility has created 400 jobs producing high end and premium glass bottles.

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