Croser calls for two-speed leadership

Australian wine luminary and wine producer (ex Petaluma, now Tapanappa) Brian Croser issues a cri de coeur about the state of Australian wine leadership.

Barring global financial accidents, geopolitical upheaval or an asteroid strike, 2014 should be a good business year propelled by the gathering momentum of the US economy, which should also tame our Australian dollar. Fine wine is at the forefront of consumption growth and the US has a structural deficiency of grape supply. I write this in Oregon observing the ramping up of fruit, land and vineyard prices.

Australia finally has a business-friendly government and the Australian...