Wine Industry Articles

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

2006 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. What is the Profile of Australia’s Bulk Wine Inventory?

What is the profile of Australia’s bulk wine inventory? What are the dominant varieties, regions and vintages?

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

2005 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review. Chardonnay Price Decline

What are the 4 main varietals that dominate Australian wine production, and how are they performing on the bulk wine market?

Click on the following link to read more: 2005 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2005

2005 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

Older vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, where is it going to go? Where are you in the queue of bulk wine sellers? What is the paradigm shift in business supply models?

Click on the following link to read more: 2005 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – January 2005

2004 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

In the aftermath of an abundant 2004 vintage, we have observed a number of trends in the bulk wine market. How are large, medium and small wineries currently faring in relation to bulk wine?

Click on the following link to read more: 2004 Post-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – August 2004

2004 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review

Bulk wine prices have fallen significantly during the last few years. What are the main determinants of bulk wine pricing in the Australian bulk wine market? What is the impact of the recent planting boom on each variety?

Click on the following link to read more: 2004 Pre-Vintage Bulk Wine Review – January 2004