Australia's sale of the century?
31 Jul 2008 by JR
I recently asked a close observer of the Australian wine scene what the current hot topics are there and here is the response. Domestic wine sales are down by approx 10%, partly because of the astonishing growth in imports . Imports are growing at over 50% a year and now account for well over 10% of local wine sales, for the first time since the late 1970s. Indeed, the Australian market's largest white wine brand is not Australian but Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc (from New Zealand!). Apart from the rise and rise of NZ imports, especially Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, there are rapidly growing imports...

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