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Australia - No Longer The Lucky Country

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Australia has been described as the “Lucky Country” and we have had some politicians try to change the slogan to the “Clever Country” but in reality we should be calling ourselves the “Not So Clever Country” for a whole raft of reasons. Before I elaborate on this, I must confess to you that I have a vested interest in this as I am the Chairman of the Exporters Association of South Australia. Read More...


Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Australian wine industry has been going through an ‘anno horrible’ for each year of the last decade. Only in the last few months has there been a glimmer of hope for improvement with the dollar dropping by 10-15 percent in value and thereby restoring some of our competitiveness overseas. Domestically it is very difficult to nearly impossible to get new wines listed with the ever shrinking number of wine outlets in the country.