Tag Archives: Wine

A great pairing – wine and social media: California’s Rick Bakas tours Australia

Rick Bakas has just completed his two-week tour of four states in Australia, sharing his knowledge about wine and social media, with the title “Not in new media in 2011? Then not in business by 2016”. He is touted as … Continue reading

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An evening with the Super Tuscans on St Paddy’s Day!

On St Patrick’s Day 2011 I was not downing the traditional Guinness or Jameson’s but rather, indulging my love for wine and my love for learning about wine – at Edinburgh Cellars in Adelaide, where Jacopo Pandolfini presented a range … Continue reading

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South Australia’s first state cellar door wine festival!

  On 25 February 2011, the first ever state cellar door festival was launched in Adelaide. Over 100 wineries attended, each presenting their best wares. It stretched over three days – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and the perfectly chosen venue was … Continue reading

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Pirramimma releases its super premium ACJ – it had better be good – and it is!

When a renowned family-owned winery releases only the second vintage of its super premium wine, named after its founder and pitched at a standard a notch above its already consistently good premium wine range – it had better be good! … Continue reading

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Private labels – back to Australia and back to wine

Introduction Welcome to the fifth and final article in the private label series for Wine2030, a forward-looking wine research network at the University of Adelaide. I have asked questions throughout this series and started to answer some of them – it … Continue reading

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The key to success – building and retaining customer loyalty

“Private label has existed in Europe since the beginning of the 19th century. But it wasn’t until the 1970s when Sainsbury penetrated the European market that private label became an important part of grocery retailing. As in Australia, private label … Continue reading

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Adversity begets generosity: The Australian wine community pulls together for 2011 flood relief efforts

I am proud to be a part of the Australian wine industry – a nation-wide yet close-knit community of hard-working, honest and skilled individuals with a passion for a great world-renowned product. This month, in the face of Australia’s worst … Continue reading

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Winemaking, viticulture and wine appreciation courses for adults in Adelaide

Hamilton Secondary College offers the unique combination of Adelaide-based adult education courses in wine appreciation, winemaking and viticulture, in a sociable, inclusive and hands-on environment. Whether you are looking for something fun and different to learn, have a passion for … Continue reading

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The evolution of selected private label companies and complex portfolios

Introduction The first two articles in this discussion (links provided at the end of this article or find under Categories: ‘Private labels’ on the right hand side of this page) have set the scene for why Australians in general and … Continue reading

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Tigs takes to the Riverland!

I headed north east from Adelaide to visit the Riverland for the first time in my four years in South Australia. Working for the University of Adelaide’s Wine2030 network this had been a big omission from my local wine education … Continue reading

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