Aussie Sparkling Wine lovers looking for the best bubbles to enjoy this festive season need look no further than premium Tasmanian label House of Arras – which has now scooped the ‘Best Sparkling Trophy’ at every capital city wine show in Australia in 2017.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report into the competition and fair trading issues facing the horticulture and viticulture industries has identified a number of areas of concern, particularly about the Horticulture Code of Conduct.
The Australian wine grape industry has entered a “red dawn”, with prices rising from their 2011 lows – particularly for red wine grape varieties in more premium growing regions – and a further appreciation appears likely in the near term, according to Rabobank’s latest Wine Quarterly report.
The Victorian Government announced $720,000 in funding to support the wine industry increase its domestic and international markets, improve wine tourism and sustainably grow their businesses.
The proposed 32.5 per cent tax rate that was to apply to working holiday visa holders will be reduced to 19 per cent, the Federal Government announced recently.