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Tax wine as beer and raise $2.9 billion per year says lobby group

Tax wine as beer and raise $2.9 billion per year says lobby group | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Taxing wine and cider the same as beer and lifting the rate by 5 to 6¢ for a glass of beer would raise $2.9 billion a year, much of which could fund tax ...
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Off-premise driving Australian wine sales in China

Off-premise driving Australian wine sales in China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine purchases made online and via retail stores and supermarkets made up the majority of Australian wine consumption in China over the last three years, a study has found.
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China set to overtake UK for Australian wine - Decanter

China set to overtake UK for Australian wine - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
There was good news for Australian wine in China in 2015 and exports to the country look set to become more vaulable than those to the UK in 2016...
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The Future Of Wine Is Looking Rosé

The Future Of Wine Is Looking Rosé | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Wine lovers, it's time to put on your rosé-coloured glasses, because this pink lady is around to stay.

Currently outselling white wine in France (and has been since 2008), it's a trend Pete
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Wine, etc.: Mollydooker brand has enjoyed sustaining power

Wine, etc.: Mollydooker brand has enjoyed sustaining power | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Nearly a decade ago Mollydooker became a household word among American wine enthusiasts. The Australia brand hit shelves with a flourish, in large part due to the personality of its Australian creators, Sparky and Sarah Marquis. But the attention it got was also due to its controversial style: heady, extracted and, well, delicious.
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Increasing tax on alcohol key to reducing consumption, says study

Increasing tax on alcohol key to reducing consumption, says study | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Increasing the cost of the cheapest alcohol could reduce consumption by nearly 12 standard drinks a week for low-income wine consumers, a new study says.
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Bottom's up, from Down Under: Australian wines find favour in Asia

Bottom's up, from Down Under: Australian wines find favour in Asia | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian vintages are increasingly finding favour with the region's burgeoning middle and upper classes
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Is Australia winning the China wine war? | Wine Industry Insight

Is Australia winning the China wine war? | Wine Industry Insight | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Fraser, Christmas, Lord Howe: Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Fraser, Christmas, Lord Howe: Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Mornington Peninsula's wine tourism goes to new level with Crittenden's cellar door launch

Mornington Peninsula's wine tourism goes to new level with Crittenden's cellar door launch | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Crittenden winemaking family has been coming up with surprises since they got into the game, and now they’ve got another.
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Australian Wine Bounces Back in the U.S. | Wine News & Features

Australian Wine Bounces Back in the U.S. | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian Wine Bounces Back in the U.S.. After five years of decline, Australian winemakers are more upbeat about their prospects in the U.S.
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Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Cork Higher Quality

Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Cork Higher Quality | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
NAPA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Drinkers in the U.S., Germany, and Australia Perceive Wines with a Natural Cork Stopper to be of Significantly Higher Quality than Those with a Screw Cap.
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Why Australian Drops Are Dominating In The World's Largest Population

Why Australian Drops Are Dominating In The World's Largest Population | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian wines are the flavour of the year in the world's two largest populations: with China bestowing the highest honours on our reds and India looking to learn more.

Last year, Wine Australia
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Australian wine category facing up to a brave new retail world - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing

Australian wine category facing up to a brave new retail world - Off Licence News - The Voice of Drinks Retailing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grocers are streamlining ranges and abandoning price promotion strategies in favour of everyday low prices to fight the emergence of Aldi and Lidl, and Australia now risks being overwhelmed by countries that have a better “clarity of offer” and can trade shoppers up to premium tiers, according to Accolade.
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Australia bottling plant opens up wine route to China

Australia bottling plant opens up wine route to China | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Harbour Bottling, a wine bottling plant to give Australian wine a more direct path into the booming Chinese market has opened in South Australia.
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Japan free trade deal brings benefits for Hunter wine and beef sales

Japan free trade deal brings benefits for Hunter wine and beef sales | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grape-growers in the NSW Upper Hunter reap the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised.
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it is clear that such fta have big benefits & pose serious threat to european producers... another topic to look at along those lines is the effect of fta between new zealand & china as well as chile & china... 

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New World wines thrive in challenging Chinese market

New World wines thrive in challenging Chinese market | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The market for wine is rebounding strongly for New World wines, according to reports in the Chinese news media.
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Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry

Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winemakers in Australia's oldest growing region fear a ruined harvest after heavy rainfall, while vineyards in the country's west are under threat from bushfires, undermining efforts to recover from a near decade-long run of lower exports. Just weeks out
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Raising the bar of Australian wine to promote higher value wine in Asia

Raising the bar of Australian wine to promote higher value wine in Asia | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
From the lavish Penfolds Grange launch to wine blogging, Australian wine is targeting Asian consumers.
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Australian Wine Shipments To The U.S. Show Turnaround - Shanken News Daily

Australian Wine Shipments To The U.S. Show Turnaround - Shanken News Daily | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Australian wine exports to the U.S. market registered a 12% increase to A$117 million ($85m) in the three months through September
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Exchange Rate Lessons from Australia's Wine Boom and Bust

Exchange Rate Lessons from Australia's Wine Boom and Bust | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Kym Anderson (with the assistance of Nanda Aryal), Growth and Cycles in Australia's Wine Industry: A Statistical Compendium 1843-2013). University of Adelaide Press, 2015. (Available as a free pdf ...
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Australian terroir based on light, not soil

Australian terroir based on light, not soil | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Gippsland-based Downie, who also heads up the high profile Thousand Candles project in Yarra Valley, called on Australian winemakers to move away from what he feels is a very French-led perspective on terroir.
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China drops barriers on Australian dairy, wine and beef in free trade deal

China drops barriers on Australian dairy, wine and beef in free trade deal | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Agreement also opens China’s services sector to Australian businesses, but fails to reduce tariffs on other agricultural commodities including rice, wheat, cotton, sugar and oilseeds
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