The Victorian State Government has decided to keep the Victorian Liquor Subsidy (VLS) as is. Also referred to as the Cellar Door rebate, the VSL is a 15 per cent subsidy on the wholesale value of wine...

Wesfarmers’ Vintage Cellars has recognised 21 different alcoholic beverages as part of its annual Best Of Awards for 2017. The awards have been running for seven years and are judged by an expert panel. This...

A new Australian developed smartphone app is helping grapegrowers easily measure the water status of their vines. The app, which is still in trial, aims to make water management decisions easier for grapegrowers. The...

The Australian Federal Government has been accused of failing to do its research into the pro’s and con’s of any Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which does not include America. Australian Trade Minister,...

Try as they might, Australia’s fast food outlets have not been retaining their visitation rates. According to Roy Morgan, between 2012 and 2016, the proportion of Australians visiting McDonalds at least...

Wine exports to China have increased by over 50 per cent since the start of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) one year ago says the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia. According to the...

Accolade Wines has this week acquired Lion’s premium wine business, Fine Wine Partners (FWP). There is also speculation Lion will be selling its share in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB). FWP includes...

Aldi has announced that from second quarter 2017 it will begin on-line retail operations in China. The company plans to begin by selling wine and parts of its non-chilled grocery range, most of which will...

Treasury Wine Estates has chosen Australia to release a new branded range of wines “designed by women for a female market”. Treasury plans to launch the new range, called “Truvee”, globally. The...

A Swinburne University team has discovered a way to re-use the large amount of plant waste often left over from producing wine. According to the team, grape pomace, which is the skins, pulp, seeds and...