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VINOUS FUTURE

Friday, February 15, 2019

With vintage 2019 well underway in most regions of Australia, perhaps it is time to consider the future. Global warming has been bringing the onset of vintage further and further forward, to the point that it is not inconceivable that within a decade (plus or minus a year or two) we will be harvesting before the New Year. Thus we will end up with one year having two vintages – wow, won’t that cause some chaos and confusion! Read More...

CHINA BLUES

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Australian wine industry has always seemed to be mono-focused. When we first started to export seriously it was the UK, then the USA, and more recently/now, China. The question now is: Is it time to find another country to focus on? I think so! For the last five years I have been suggesting that we should be looking much more closely at the rest of Asia (other than India), so that we don’t have too many eggs in the one Asian basket, so to speak. Read More...