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Thoughts From Canberra

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THOUGHTS FROM CANBERRA:   Whilst in Canberra visiting my daughter, I dropped in to Jim Murphy’s Cellars out by the airport – and no, Jim who passed away in 2011 was no relation to Dan Murphy. In fact Jim was the man who created BIG store liquor sales in Australia. He and his team had some very creative and brilliant marketing ideas, some of which can be seen in various current retailers – but nobody put them all together like Jim did.  Read More...

2013 Looking Back

Thursday, December 19, 2013

2013 – Looking Back:   We sincerely hope that 2014 will be a much better year for the Australian wine industry than 2013 which in many respects turned out to be a rather challenging year. Despite the Australian dollar coming down to a much more realistic and palatable level, the wine industry on the whole continued to struggle along rather than rebounding as expected.  Read More...