At Last! An Interesting-Looking TV Show Featuring Wine!

The show titled Plonk follows an accident-prone television crew as they travel around the NSW wine regions trying to produce a commercial TV show. The shoot starts in the Hunter Valley where there’s an accident involving Bruce Tyrrell’s left eye and local winemaker Andrew Thomas confronts a ‘wine expert’ with a bad haircut. Can’t wait…

Sauvignon Blanc. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  There’s no reason to drink bad Sauvignon Blanc. The variety, which came to dominate the South African fine wine market from the mid-1990s onwards, has been through many incarnations, so its appearance has changed at least as many times as Joan Collins’. The lean, green, mean and acidic concoctions offered in the past —…

The Key Report – Reliable News

  If you drink, distribute, retail, export, study, make or market wine, or you’re one of the poor buggers who grows the grapes, this is the one read you need every week to let you know what’s going on without PR spin or confectionery wrapping. The Key Report also gives you the forum to share…

Yet Another Large Food Industry Festival for Sydney!

Foodservice Australia is the event where the food industry comes together. If you are looking for new ideas for your restaurant, cafe, bar, sandwich bar, canteen or commercial kitchen then you need to come along to this incredible event. It gives you a chance to taste all the latest food trends, try out the latest…

Riding High in the Adelaide Hills

Sidewood Estate is thrilled to announce that they have won two trophies at the 2013 Adelaide Hills Wine Show for the 2013 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc for the ’Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Show’ and ’Best Shiraz of the Show’ for the 2012 Stable Hill Shiraz. With 459 exhibits in the show judged from 97 different…

Trophy Tasting in Santiago

On 29 November, Six Nations Wine Challenge Chilean judge Eduardo Brethauer held a trophy wine tasting in Santiago for local winemakers and media. He was very pleased with the number of people attending and said that they understood the spirit and the importance of the Challenge. View the video. Image: Philip Tosso of Ventisquero tasting…

A Great Wine You Can’t Get

Six Nations Wine Challenge judge representing the USA, Dan Berger,  reports on his recent trip and round of tasting in New Zealand. He highlights the Wine of Show Kusuda Syrah 2010 and describes it as “one of the greatest wines I’ve ever tasted’. Read his  review where he laments the fact that the wine is…

Be Inspired!

Inspiration is a divine gift showered on some more than others. When planning the branding of a product one needs time, skill and loads of inspiration which usually comes from the product itself. Quality wine and a skilled team involving a gifted designer can combine to deliver an exciting product ready for market. Wine branding…

New Sponsor for LABEL Competition

Described as the finest Indian food in NSW, Manjit’s Indian Restaurant has joined the strong list of sponsors for the Wine Industry’s LABEL Competition for 2014. CCL Clear Image gives a $5000 production prize, Tomkin gives crystal trophies to all class winners, OzeWine Services is the collection house for all of the entries and Mainfreight…

Label Competition Opens for 2014

The LABEL design competition is open to New Zealand and Australian wine companies, Professional Designers and Student Designers. Chair of Judges Nicola Rennie says ” I joined the judging panel for last year’s competition and was really inspired and excited by what I saw, there are some great labels being created within the industry, and…