Latest International News
Optimism in bulk wine sector(2014-03-03)
The traditional, branded label business model for selling wine is dying, and it's time to take a fresh approach to exporting Australia's wine.
Prepare for next wave in wine supply(2014-02-28)
Beginning around the end of the Great Recession, a conversation emerged in the wine industry concerning the supply of winegrapes, both here in California and internationally.
Irrigation supplies shut-down begins(2014-02-25)
Irrigation water supplies to some parts of Marlborough are being shut down as the continuing hot, dry weather takes its toll on river levels.
Poor grape crop hits wine exports(2014-02-24)
THE SMALL grape crop of 2013 in France could hit wine exports, experts have warned, adding that lower volumes could lead to higher prices .
World’s bulk brokers gather in Amsterdam(2014-02-20)
With global bulk wine exports reaching a total of 37 million hectolitres in 2012, this increasingly significant part of world wine export is considered to be anything from the fall of the South African industry to its saving grace.
The current wine production–consumption in China(2014-02-14)
With 28.7% of the world's vineyards, Asia ranks second only to Europe in coverage. But it accounts for a mere 6.9% of world's wine production, since the vast majority of those vineyards are used for table grapes and raisins. In other words, grapes in Asia are much more likely to end up on a plate than in a glass.
A worldwide analysis about wine blogs(2014-02-13)
It shows that most wine bloggers are men, aged between 26 and 40, and whose motivation is their passion and desire to educate consumers.
Foreign wines take off in NZ (2014-02-11)
Sales of imported wine have increased by 53 per cent in the past three years as the strong New Zealand dollar has brought down the price of many European tipples. This has meant Kiwis are drinking less local wine rather than overall consumption rising.
Fewer French winemakers switching to organic(2014-02-10)
There has been a sharp drop in the number of French winemakers converting their vines to organic, but supporters believe consumer demand will spark a fresh growth phase.
Wine grape diversity is decreasing in Australia(2014-01-31)
The data shows that between 2000 and 2010, Australia's VSI increased from 0.45 to 0.67, meaning the varieties grown in Australia have become more similar to the rest of the world's wine regions.
Wine Seal OR 'A' Number Search
A certification seal appears on each container of wine or estate brandy which has been certified by the Wine and Spirit Board.
This seal is a guarantee of origin, vintage and variety as stated on the wine label.
This seal is also a guarantee that the wine complies with IPW criteria.
The 'A' number is found on the label of both certified and uncertified wines and provides information on the responsible seller.