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
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Shipping carriers are advising delays in bulk wine shipments ex-Adelaide due to a shortage of containers world-wide. The container shortage is a flow-on effect from USA’s West Coast Ports’ labour dispute. Although the dispute is now resolved it may still take about 8 weeks to clear the congestion on the USA’s West Coast. Please be aware […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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