News Article | May 19, 2017
California Wine Sales in the US Hit Record $34.1 Billion The value of California wine shipments to the US market hit $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6% on the previous year and a record for the golden state’s winemakers… DRC Faker Offers to Name Names The ugly truth about fake fine wine hitting the international market is out there and it’s available for a price. A man convicted for being the ringleader of a group of counterfeiters operating out of Europe… A Solution for Champagne’s Chardonnay Shortage? With the fashion for blanc de blancs Champagnes rising worldwide, maisons that specialise in fizz made from Chardonnay, such as Ruinart, have previously told db that any further sales growth… The Oldest Wine Barrel in the World Still Has Wine Inside The oldest wine barrel in the world is hidden beneath one of the oldest medical establishments in France. In the cellars below the University Hospitals of Strasbourg… Uncovering the Forgotten History of Chinese Laborers in California Wine Country A Japanese Wine Community Has Taken Root in the Heart of Burgundy So “Industrial” Wine Is “Bad” Wine, but What About “International” Wine? English Wine Scoops One of Top Prizes at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Forty Ounce Rosé and Muscadet Are Hot in Wine Circles and Social Media Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon Brief Constellation Brands Might Be Sniffing Around Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Canned Wine Is the Drink of Summer 2017 Napa Vintners Begin to Take a Page from Cutting-Edge UC Davis Winery Treasury Wine Estates Employees Take to the Hills A Bill Moving Through Congress Could Lead to Boozier Wine Texas May Have Ceded Huge Business Benefits to California with Sanctuary Cities Law Alcohol Not to Blame for Change in Personality, Say Scientists
News Article | May 22, 2017
LONDON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- About Sparkling Wine Wine that contains significant amounts of carbon dioxide is known as sparkling wine. The carbon dioxide, a by-product of the fermentation process, gives the wine its fizzy nature. Sparkling wine is classified based on various parameters including the method of preparation, country of origin, and the level of alcohol by volume (ABV). Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4912800/ Technavio's analysts forecast the global sparkling wine market to grow at a CAGR of 2.22% during the period 2017-2021. Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global sparkling wine market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the consumption volumes of sparkling wines such as Prosecco, Champagne, Cava, and others like Franciacorta, Asti, Sekt, Crémant, Lambrusco, California sparkling wines, and many others. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: • Americas • APAC • EMEA Technavio's report, Global Sparkling Wine Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Key vendors • E. & J. Gallo Winery • Freixenet • LVMH • Treasury Wine Estates Other prominent vendors • Accolade Wines • BACARDI • Bronco Wine Company • CODORNÍU • Constellation Brands • Henkell & Co. • F. Korbel & Bros • NYETIMBER • Pernod Ricard • The Wine Group Market driver • Growing focus on premiumization • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market challenge • Adverse weather conditions affecting availability of raw materials • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market trend • Growing focus on marketing and promotional efforts • For a full, detailed list, view our report Key questions answered in this report • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market trends? • What is driving this market? • What are the challenges to market growth? • Who are the key vendors in this market space? • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors? You can request one free hour of our analyst's time when you purchase this market report. Details are provided within the report. Methodology Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4912800/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-sparkling-wine-market-2017-2021-300461593.html
News Article | May 18, 2017
Constellation Brands Might Be Sniffing Around Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the umbrella for a group of premium brands (the company calls them a “string of pearls”), is owned not by a wine producer but by the tobacco giant Altria… Brewer-Clifton Winery Joins Jackson Family Wines Jackson Family Wines today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Brewer-Clifton Winery. Sourced entirely from estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA… Napa Valley Wine Region Takes the World Stage at Vinexpo Bordeaux The Napa Valley Vintners will again host its own wine pavilion at Vinexpo Bordeaux, June 18-21. Fifteen premium Napa Valley wine brands are sending representatives to pour wines, conduct business and host… Mission Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles Partners with Amazon for Fast One-Hour Delivery Service Amazon announced Wednesday that its Prime Now one-hour delivery service is now offering super-fast delivery of beer, wine and liquor from Mission Wine & Spirits… Excelsior Wines and Young’s Market Company Forge Strategic Partnership in Seven States Treasury Wine Estates Employees Take to the Hills A Kyle MacLachlan Wine Toast to the Return of ‘Twin Peaks’ Wine Tourism in the United States: Profiling the American Wine Tourist and Wine Tour Operators How a Sommelier Deals with the Very Toughest Wine Pairing Challenges Is Craft Beer the New Wine? Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon Brief Wonderful Nurseries Moves to 100% Root Socks for All Potted Vines Following a Wet Winter, How Are We Looking with Regard to Water Management? Flora Springs: 40 Years of Stories in the Napa Valley
News Article | May 15, 2017
Employees from Treasury Wine Estates will be setting aside their corkscrews this week and reaching for work gloves, sun screen and protective hats as they fan out into communities as part of the company’s third annual Global Volunteering Week. Worldwide, TWE provides a paid day for volunteering, and local efforts are focused on such activities as clean-up of invasive weeds along the Napa River Bank, trail maintenance at Bothe State Park and Westwood Hills, along with activities at the Napa Food Bank, Crayon Initiative and the Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Global Volunteering Week forms a central pillar of TWE’s Corporate Responsibility foundation and finds employees in every region and function of TWE’s business come together to undertake valuable work to support community organizations. Volunteers will be at work locally in Napa and elsewhere in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. Global Public Affairs Director Cecelia Burgman noted that since the program began in 2015, more than 100 charitable organizations have received welcomed volunteer help, and each year, the number of organizations grows. “Volunteering is an important part of working at Treasury Wine Estates, providing both an opportunity to contribute to important causes, but also to build teamwork and lasting connections with our communities,” she said. Both Beringer and Beaulieu Vineyard have been part of the Napa community for more than 100 years, so there are ongoing connections that find volunteers building on ongoing efforts that happen throughout the year. Other local Treasury wineries include Etude and Sterling. Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Treasury sources grapes from a mix of estate and partner growers, employing 3,500 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, marketing, distribution and support staff across the globe. Treasury wines are sold I more than 100 countries worldwide.
News Article | May 22, 2017
Napa, Calif.—Gaw Van Male, Napa’s premiere wine, business law and estate planning firm, has hired Carlie Speelman, a paralegal specialist in alcohol beverage matters. A Northern California native, Carlie has spent over a decade in the wine industry advising her internal clients on every aspect of alcohol beverage regulation including trade practices, compliance and licensing. Prior to joining Gaw Van Male, Carlie worked in the Legal and Regulatory Affairs departments of Treasury Wine Estates, Trinchero Family Estates and Francis Ford Coppola Presents. She received her paralegal certification from the University of California, Davis. Carlie’s appointment to the seasoned wine law team further strengthens the Firm’s wine law practice, and broadens the scope of services they offer clients. Gaw Van Male proudly lists some of California’s leading vintners, vineyard owners, farmers and ranchers as clients, serving them in wine, business and real estate law, estate and succession planning and more from its headquarters in the city of Napa. Erik Lawrence, co-leader of Gaw Van Male’s Wine Law practice group expands, “We are delighted that Carlie has joined our team. Her knowledge and skills greatly increase the services we are able to provide our clients in the wine industry. From our time working together at Trinchero Family Estates, I know Carlie to be extremely diligent and creative in finding solutions for her clients.” Gaw Van Male is located at 1000 Main Street in Napa, 707.252.9000. Attorneys Dave Gaw and Nicholas Van Male founded Gaw Van Male in 1972. Over the last 40 years the firm has grown to become one of the wine industry’s premier law firms serving clients in the North Bay and beyond.
News Article | May 4, 2017
LONDON, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- About Organic Wine Organic wine is produced from grapes that are grown organically. Organic cultivation excludes the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. There are more than 2,000 organic wine producers globally. Since organic grape cultivation does not make use of any harmful chemicals, it is beneficial for both the environment and the crop. Grapes constitute one of those agricultural products that receive the heaviest application of pesticides, and conventional wines produced from such grapes generally contain pesticide residues. However, since organic wine is prepared from organic grapes, it is free from pesticide residues. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4877214/ Technavio's analysts forecast the global organic wine market to grow at a CAGR of 10.05% during the period 2017-2021. Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global organic wine market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: • Americas • APAC • EMEA Technavio's report, Global Organic Wine Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Key vendors • Emiliana Organic Vineyards • King Estate Winery • The Wine Group • Treasury Wine Estates • Concha y Toro Other prominent vendors • Armit Wines • Boutinot • Chateau Maris • DeLoach Vineyards • Distell Group • Grgich Hills Estate • Lapostolle • The Organic Wine Company Market driver • Increasing number of organic vineyards. • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market challenge • Campaigns against alcohol consumption. • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market trend • Slow shift in wine production. • For a full, detailed list, view our report Key questions answered in this report • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market trends? • What is driving this market? • What are the challenges to market growth? • Who are the key vendors in this market space? • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors? You can request one free hour of our analyst's time when you purchase this market report. Details are provided within the report. Methodology Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4877214/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-organic-wine-market-2017-2021-300451718.html
News Article | May 3, 2017
This report studies Garry Wine in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022. This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering By types, the market can be split into Price below 20 USD Price 20-50 USD Price over 50 USD By Application, the market can be split into Retail Market Auction Sales By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want) North America China Europe Southeast Asia Japan India Global Garry Wine Market Professional Survey Report 2017 1 Industry Overview of Garry Wine 1.1 Definition and Specifications of Garry Wine 1.1.1 Definition of Garry Wine 1.1.2 Specifications of Garry Wine 1.2 Classification of Garry Wine 1.2.1 Price below 20 USD 1.2.2 Price 20-50 USD 1.2.3 Price over 50 USD 1.3 Applications of Garry Wine 1.3.1 Retail Market 1.3.2 Auction Sales 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 Market Segment by Regions 1.4.1 North America 1.4.2 China 1.4.3 Europe 1.4.4 Southeast Asia 1.4.5 Japan 1.4.6 India 2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Garry Wine 2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers 2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Garry Wine 2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Garry Wine 2.4 Industry Chain Structure of Garry Wine 8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Garry Wine 8.1 E&J Gallo 8.1.1 Company Profile 8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.1.3 E&J Gallo 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.1.4 E&J Gallo 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.2 The Wine Group 8.2.1 Company Profile 8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.2.3 The Wine Group 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.2.4 The Wine Group 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.3 Constellation Brands 8.3.1 Company Profile 8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.3.3 Constellation Brands 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.3.4 Constellation Brands 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.4 Castel 8.4.1 Company Profile 8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.4.3 Castel 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.4.4 Castel 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.5 Accolade Wines 8.5.1 Company Profile 8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.5.3 Accolade Wines 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.5.4 Accolade Wines 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.6 Cantine Riunite & CIV 8.6.1 Company Profile 8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.6.3 Cantine Riunite & CIV 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.6.4 Cantine Riunite & CIV 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.7 Concha y Toro 8.7.1 Company Profile 8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.7.3 Concha y Toro 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.7.4 Concha y Toro 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.8 Treasury Wine Estates 8.8.1 Company Profile 8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.8.3 Treasury Wine Estates 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.8.4 Treasury Wine Estates 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.9 Grupo Penaflor 8.9.1 Company Profile 8.9.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.9.3 Grupo Penaflor 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.9.4 Grupo Penaflor 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.10 Pernod-Ricard 8.10.1 Company Profile 8.10.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.10.3 Pernod-Ricard 2016 Garry Wine Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.10.4 Pernod-Ricard 2016 Garry Wine Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.11 Bronco Wine 8.12 Caviro 8.13 Trinchero Family Estates 8.14 Antinori 8.15 Changyu 8.16 Casella Family Brands 8.17 Diageo 8.18 China Great Wall Wine 8.19 Jacob‘s Creek 8.20 Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1245228-global-garry-wine-market-professional-survey-report-2017
News Article | May 4, 2017
Melanie Chester appears on the cover of WBM. It’s standing room only at the Wine Industry Marketing Conference, organised by Larry Lockshin. We flog off Larry’s new book, This Little Pinot Went to Market – a Guide to Wine Marketing. d’Arenberg unveils an artist’s impression of Chester Osborn’s Cube. Stunning. The Australia Day Tasting in London is a big success; huge pictures of Brendan Keys, Anna Pooley and Toby Bekkers adorn the walls of Lindley Hall. Andrew Calabria is in London for 12 hours – an early vintage beckons. WFA CEO Paul Evans resigns. Paul Battaglene takes over. It’s a good vintage. We crush 1.81 million tonnes – up six percent on 2015. It is 100,000 tonnes above the five-year average of 1.7 million tonnes. Dave Powell appears on the cover appears on the cover of WBM, with his son, Callum, an impressive lad. The first Powell & Son wines sell out. Dave talks about his depression. “I don’t know what all the fuss is about, depression is so common. There is a lot of it in the wine industry.” Dave smokes at the photo shoot. Cough. Tyson Stelzer gives Yering Station 2013 Yarra Valley Reserve Pinot Noir 95 points in WBM. Colin Kay and family launch a beautiful book: The First 125 Years. Brown Brothers buys Innocent Bystander. Vinomofo scores $25 million from Blue Sky Venture Capital to expand overseas; they end up spending a chunk of it on a new video. Brave New Wine makes us laugh with quirky marketing, soft drink bottle-style punts and quirky videos. Basket Range is all the rage and James Erskine is on the cover of WBM. Mike Bennie gives Mount Pleasant 2013 Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz 94 points. Barossa winemaker Kym Jenke dies suddenly. The UK leaves the EU. Malcolm Turnbull wins the Federal election. Senator Sean Edwards, who was intimately involved in tax negotiations, loses his seat. The Federal Budget includes changes to the WET rebate including having to own a winery. Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer and Senator Anne Ruston vow to consult with industry to determine final eligibility criteria. Will Downie says asset tests are bullshit with a famous Instagram post. The small guys lobby government. Chris Tyrrell is on the cover of WBM is on the cover of WBM, which is included in satchels at the Technical Conference. A talking point at the event is America’s resurgence – and the emergence of Donald Trump as a contender for President. The Yeastie Boys rock Adelaide. Iain Riggs and Sally Evans accept the Maurice O’Shea on behalf of the Len Evans Tutorial. Aaron Ridgway becomes Wine Australia’s new head of market in the Americas. Pernod Ricard closes Morris winery after 167 years. Jacob’s Creek brings out a $180 wine for retiring Bernard Hickin. Yellowglen founder Ian Home dies, aged 87. Volumetric tax chatter goes on. Andrew Margan celebrates 20 years with an Off-Dry Semillon Vermouth. Josephine Perry of Dormilona is named Young Gun of Wine. The People’s Choice is Ricky Evans of Two Tonne Tasmania. Pernod Ricard says the Morris family has bought the business. An hour later John Casella issues a media release saying he in fact is the new owner. Andrea Frost appears on the cover of WBM. She is short-listed in the Champagne Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. It’s a cool, wet spring in SA and Victoria. Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke announces a net profit after tax of $179.4 million. The comeback is complete. Wine Ark says Penfolds Bin 389 is Australia’s most collected wine, replacing Grange. Winemaker Neville Falkenberg passes away. Andrew Caillard gives 2012 Grange 100 points. A hail storm wreaks havoc in the Riverland and other inland regions. China becomes Australia’s biggest wine export market with sales of $474 million, up 51 percent on the previous year. Warren Randall is excited: Seppeltsfield wins Global Best of Wine Tourism at the Great Wine Capitals awards in Portugal. Peter Gago and Penfolds host a lavish dinner to launch their $185,000 crystal pourer. Relax, one of only five imperials of 2012 Grange is included in the price. Steve Pannell is the Bushing King. Brokenwood winemaker Stuart Hordern is dux of the Len Evans Tutorial. Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wins the Jimmy, a Chinese businessman buys Rymill, Jim Barry Wines releases Australia’s first assyrtiko and Pete Bissell’s snake photo goes viral. Wine Industry Suppliers Australia hosts the inaugural Impact Awards in front of a big audience. Winners are Eco Trellis and Byrne Vineyards, Seeley International, Blue H20 Filtration and Vinpac International, Wineworks Australia, Bottle Shop Concepts and Getaways SA. WFA chairman Tony D’Aloisio moves on; Sandy Clark replaces him. Donald Trump becomes President of the USA. Peter Fraser is on the cover is on the cover of WBM. The Women in Wine Awards honour Emma Norbiato, Prue Henschke, Jenny Semmler, Roberta De Bei, Cassandra Collins, Iain Riggs and Rebecca Barr. Accolade buys Lion’s wine portfolio of St Hallett, Stonier, Petaluma, Croser, Knappstein and Tatachilla. Turnbull backflips on the new WET rebate changes – there is no asset test. The small guys crack nice bottles. Buy Will Downie a drink. We receive our first Christmas card – from Peter Barry. WISA’s WineTech 2017 is postponed. Robert Hill-Smith loses his court case against Pernod Ricard. Max Allen resigns from The Australian after 19 years to accept another gig. d’Arry turns 90. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one.
News Article | April 17, 2017
19 Crimes wine fans love tattoos. This month, the Treasury Wine Estates wine brand launches a new campaign by J. Walter Thompson San Francisco that is perfectly in tune with their fans’ love of ink. With #InfamousInk, the brand recruited San Francisco-based tattoo artist Austin Maples to design 19 original illustrations that offer a modern interpretation of the rebellious history that inspired the brand's name: In the 1780s, the British government initiated a “punishment by transportation” through which criminals convicted of a list of 19 crimes – from petty larceny to impersonating an Egyptian – were sentenced to live in Australia. The first illustration for Grand Larceny, crime 1 of 19, was unveiled today on the brand’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Each week until mid-August, the brand will take to their Facebook and Instagram channels to unveil one illustration alongside a bottle shot themed around that week’s revealed crime and behind-the-scenes footage centering on the artist, his inspiration, and his process. The campaign kicked off on April 6 with a short teaser film introducing Maples, the man behind the ink, and showing him at work with a bottle of 19 Crimes at his station. Sean DallasKidd, Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson San Francisco, said of the campaign, “We looked at the 19 Crimes consumer base and saw this interest in niche things like tattoos. We wanted to create something that could really speak to what these wine drinkers care about, beyond the brand, while also retelling the brand story with this edgy, modern spin. Working with a wine brand that is so comfortable with stepping out of what’s normal for the wine category really inspired us to do something that was also creatively out-of-the-box.” Samantha Collins, Marketing Director for 19 Crimes, added, “While many of the people exiled to Australia were convicted of petty crimes, some were also political prisoners who were punished for following their beliefs and defying convention. We see that same rebellious spirit in 19 Crimes fans who want to live infamously in their own way. #InfamousInk nicely brings to life our brand story in a way that our wine drinkers care about.” #InfamousInk marks the first element of #LiveInfamously, the new 19 Crimes brand platform also created by J. Walter Thompson San Francisco. The platform is an invitation to wine drinkers to borrow from the rogue ethos of the convicts and live a life that is authentic and defies norms. ABOUT 19 CRIMES WINES In 18th-century Britain, criminals found guilty of committing one of 19 crimes punishable by transportation, from grand and petty larceny to impersonating an Egyptian, were banished to Australia to form the first penal colony. Today, Australia’s 19 Crimes wines celebrate the rebellious spirit of more than 160,000 exiled men and women, the rule breakers and law defying citizens that forged a new culture and national spirit in Australia, complete with labels depicting the different criminals-turned-colonists on the bottles. For more information on 19 Crimes, please visit http://19crimes.com/. ABOUT J. WALTER THOMPSON WORLDWIDE J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, has been creating pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business for more than 150 years. Headquartered in New York, J. Walter Thompson is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. The agency consistently ranks among the top networks in the world and continues to be a dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from hiring the industry’s first female copywriter to developing award-winning branded content today. For more information, please visit http://www.jwt.com and follow us @JWT_Worldwide.
News Article | January 14, 2016
Rows of vines can be seen at sunset at Yalumba's Jansz estate in the Tamar Valley, located in the northeast of Tasmania June 4, 2014. Just weeks out from the 2016 harvest, the contrasting events highlight the challenges from climate change, particularly extreme weather, faced by the world's fourth-largest wine exporter. Not only are wine growing regions getting hotter, weather is also becoming more unpredictable, scientists say. "We've had one of the biggest downpours we have had in a long time," said Neil McGuigan, chief executive of Australian Vintage Ltd, one of the largest wine producers in the Hunter Valley, some 250 km (155 miles) north of Sydney. "We are on the edge, if we get more rain, we will start to develop disease and as soon as that happens, you will not be able to harvest the fruit," said McGuigan. As much as 200 millimetres (7.9 inches) of rain fell across Australia's east coast last week, data from the country's Bureau of Meteorology shows, twice the average January rainfall. By contrast, Bernie Worthington in Western Australia lost his vineyard when a bushfire burned his property in Waroona in the state's southwest last week. Even if wildfires don't destroy a crop, they can leave an entire vintage with "smoke taint", leading to wines that taste like an ashtray. The climate extremes seen through the 2015/16 season are a foretaste of future climate change, scientists say, which is threatening the outlook for Australia's wine industry. Australia produces about 1.2 million tonnes of wine a year, exporting more than half to the United States, Britain and Asia in sales worth A$1.96 billion ($1.37 billion) in 2014/15. But its main wine regions are getting hotter and drier, with temperatures projected to increase by between 0.3 and 1.7 degrees Celsius by 2030, according to Australia's science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). At the same time, the CSIRO said the intensity of extreme rainfall events is likely to increase, a pattern already seen over the last 12 months. "The science projections do not point to Australia's climate getting any more favorable," said Phin Ziebell, agribusiness economist, National Australia Bank. Climate change mitigation is at the forefront of plans by Australia's largest growers, including Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, which is looking at cooler climate vineyards in places like the southernmost island state of Tasmania. Other measures to deal with warmer temperatures include new irrigation methods that save water and specially developed sunscreen that is sprayed on grapes. But growers say they have only limited tools to lessen the impact of unexpected torrential rain, with a switch to more tolerant varieties the only option for many. This can take many years to establish new crops. That threatens the nascent resurgence in Australian wine exports, which grew in 2014/15 for the first time in seven years as the industry battled a stronger Australian dollar, increased competition from Europe and stiff tariffs in some Asian nations. A weaker local currency and trade deals in several countries have helped exporters, but increased competition from Europe is still hurting. Industry groups are also calling for government assistance to help reverse an 8 percent fall in sales last year to the United States, Australia's largest market. In the Hunter, growers are crossing their fingers, hoping for no further rain in the next month, the only way they'll avoid production losses, said McGuigan, while other wine areas are studying the fallout from recent hot weather. "The crop levels are a moving feast," said Andrew Weeks, executive director of the industry body, Wine Grape Growers Authority. "Many regions agree that berry size is down on many varieties, which will lead to a reduced yield in most cases."