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Grapegrower & Winemaker Bulk Wine Update

Grapegrower & Winemaker article The August 2011 edition of the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine includes an interview with Jim on the current state of the Australian Bulk Wine market.

To read the whole article, please click on the following link: Grapegrower & Winemaker interview – August 2011

2011 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

Floods 71210 044 croppedHow does the 2011 crush figure of 1.619 million tonnes translate to the availability of beverage quality commmercail wine? I’m glad you asked…

Click on the following link to read more: 2011 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – 6 July 2011

2010 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

This article reviews the Australian bulk wine market in light of the 2010 vintage and discusses the major influences and uncertainties surrounding the current outlook for bulk wine.

Click on the following link to read more: 2010 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2010

2010 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. 2010 Outlook

This article reviews the impact of better rains, improved water availability and smaller national vine planting on the likely 2010 vintage outcome. It also examines the influences of the high Australian dollar and growing volumes of bulk wine exports.

Click on the following link to read more: 2010 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – February 2010

2009 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

For most of the summer, generally benign ripening conditions prevailed across South-Eastern Australia until a significant heatwave occurred during the last week of January and first week of February. This culminated in extreme weather conditions and wildfires on 7 February 2009.

Click on the following link to read more: 2009 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2009

2009 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review: Following a Prophetic Script

The current outlook for 2009 is for another reasonably significant crop, at least similar in size to 2008. There is currently little evidence that might suggest otherwise. If anywhere near the entire crop is harvested, this will be in excess of the Australian wine industry’s current annual sales, so it is less likely that the general market for Australian bulk wine will rise. Indeed, it is likely that we may see further falls in the bulk wine prices over the next 12 months.

Click on the following link to read more: 2009 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – January 2009

2008 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. The Wedding at Cana: Turning Water into Wine

Australian wine has been short for some time. The shortage is due to extremely limited water availability resulting from drought. But the 2008 vintage came in well above expectations at 1.83m tonnes, 31% higher than 2007, despite some of the strictest water restrictions ever seen. So how did we produce so much wine with so little water?

Click on the following link to read more: 2008 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2008

2008 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. A Roller Coaster Ride in the Australian Wine Industry

Over the last 15 months the Australian Wine Industry has experienced a rollercoaster ride from oversupply, induced by the late 1990’s planting boom, to undersupply, induced by the 2006/7 drought.

Click on the following link to read more:2008 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – January 2008

2007 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. Growers Seek Rain for Reverse of Fortune

What are the consequences of the drought induced reduction in the 2007 Australian wine grape harvest? Are recent bulk wine price increases sustainable in light of our planted vineyard area, or are we experiencing a false dawn ahead of a terror stretch for the industry yet to come?

Click on the following link to read more: 2007 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – July 2007

2007 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel, or is That Just Another Locomotive Coming our Way?

What’s happening in the bulk market leading into the 2007 vintage? Could it be that we’ve reached a pivotal point in the market that signals an end to the current downward leg of the wine industry cycle?

Click on the following link to read more: 2007 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – January 2007

2006 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. Another King Hit or the End of the Beginning?

Was the 2006 Australian wine grape harvest just another in a series of seemingly unstoppable surges in wine production, or are there signs that we are somewhere near the bottom of the current wine industry downturn?

Click on the following link to read more: 2006 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2006