Australia – signs of maturity?


Wine Australia is back on track, if the headline figures in the recently released exports statistics for 2018 shown in the graphic below are an accurate measure of success. The only export markets showing decline are Germany and the third most important one in terms of volume, the United States. China has overtaken the UK in terms of value, even if not in volume of Australian wine exports.

The atmosphere at the massive trade tasting in London last month was also upbeat, with more than 1,000 wines from over 200 producers and a venue packed with around 650 visitors –...