WCA Update: 15 July
Our next free webinar on Tuesday 2 August will be a detailed Export Market Update. Wine Australia's Senior Analyst, Mark Rowley, and Manager Stakeholder Engagement, Ali Lockwood, will look at results and trends in both established and emerging markets and answer your questions. Register here.
Just two weeks to go until WCA's KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch on Friday 29 July. Tickets are still available here.
The value of Australia’s wine exports grew 11% in value to $2.11 billion in the 12 months to June 2016, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report. Volumes were flat however. Details here. ABC coverage here.
This might have helped. According to Wine Intelligence, the number of Chinese urban upper-middle class imported wine drinkers has risen from 38 million to 48 million in the past two years.
An SA winery has won a $250,000 insurance claim after a US buyer failed to pay. Media coverage here.
A new version of the University of Adelaide’s online course World of Wine: From Grape to Glass launched last week and already has 10,000+ enrolments. The inaugural course won last year’s WCA Best Wine Educator Award.
Wine on sale
The NSW Wine Industry Association and Langton’s will hold the first ever NSW Wine Auction on Friday 2 September at the SCG. Details and bookings here.
Iconic Winemakers is a new online wine outlet confidently pitching to the higher end of the market with wines from, as the name suggests, iconic winemakers. Website.
At the other end of the spectrum there’s a nice story here about the success of a concept called Goodwill Wine.
A few Melbourne bars are introducing wine on tap (Drinks Central has the story) while apparently the "bag in a box" is making a comeback in London.
Wine on show
Entries are now open for the 11th Australian Sweet Wine Challenge in Griffith. Judging is on 6 September. Website.
Finalists for the Tasmanian Wine List of the Year competition have been named and the public can vote until 14 August. Details here.
The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference begins in Adelaide in nine days. Website.
Angove all in on organics (The Drinks Business)
Wine clubs – getting behind the brand (Wine Searcher)
Can blue wine be good for the wine category? (Harpers)
Napa wines get better legal cover in Asia (Decanter)