What's happening in the wine, beer and spirits industries right now

Vyne publishes the latest new in the drinks industry in a bite-sized format. This resource is designed to help businesses and professionals navigate the latest changes and happenings in the industry.

Vyne explores new news, ideas and innovative concepts that are evolving in the industry.

We're also sharing how some businesses have pivoted particularly during the COVID crisis and the impact on the industry as well as the way businesses have adapted to this change.

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28 AUGUST, 2020

Diplomatic tensions between Australia & China spill over into wine exports

Chinese consumers can't get enough of Aussie wines as the industry exports more than one billion dollars worth of wine a year. Yet it seems they're under pressure as trade wars emerge between markets. 

Read the article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/


Multi-vintage trial wines have been made to help determine geographical boundaries in Margaret River.

AUGUST 28, 2020

A peculiar wine tasting for Margaret River

A sensory analysis test of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon wines made in trials repeated within distinct areas of Margaret River will be identified during a project that will determine distinct areas of where and how it could be divided along boundaries.

Read the article: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/


AUGUST 27, 2020

Discover the dirty truth about ‘clean wine’

This concept of 'clean wine' is huge right now but what actually is it? And is it just a marketing fad to cater to the millennials. 

Read the article: https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/


Ready for a long innings: Ricky Ponting hopes his new wine range can crack overseas markets.

AUGUST 22, 2020

Ricky Ponting hopes new wine range will crack overseas markets

Among wine critics, celebrity labels often provoke cynicism. The latest entrant is Ponting, former Australian men's cricket captain who officiallly launched his drop of "Ponting Wines".

Read the article: https://www.goodfood.com.au/

RED WINE: Entries are open for the 2020 NSW awards.

AUGUST 21, 2020

You're invited! NSW Sommelier Awards

Orange sommeliers invited to enter 2020 NSW Wine Sommeliers awards.

Read the article: https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/


Top drinks and wine bars to sip them in

AUGUST 23, 2020

The Wineslinger Awards, which has announced the top 50 venues for 2020 as voted on by more than 100 industry experts.

Read the article: https://www.concreteplayground.com/


Australia fighting China over wine dispute

AUGUST 23, 2020

Australian federal government gets ready to fight Beijing at the World Trade Organisation after an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

Read the article: https://www.smh.com.au/


two men stand in front of two large copper pot whisky stills inside a steel fabrication shed

AUGUST 17, 2020

Tassie industrial engineering firm turns from copper stills to whisky production

A Tasmanian business manufacturing tanks for wine, whisky and milk, is now planning to fill them with whisky.

Read article: https://www.abc.net.au/


AUGUST 17, 2020

Digital Wine Ventures announces it will be expanding Wine Depot business

Wine Depot is a cloud logistics platform” connecting producers with customers. The direct-to-trade marketplace is set to launch at the end of 2020.

Read article: https://www.theshout.com.au/

AUGUST 5, 2020

James Halliday announces wine of the year

Brokenwood's Graveyard Hunter Valley Shiraz has long been recognised for its quality and one of the great stand out vintages.

Read article: https://www.winecompanion.com.au/

AUGUST 5, 2020

Wine Intelligence - 5 lessons from lockdown

Wine intelligence has researched tweleve of the top market behavious that have come about during COVID-19.

Read the article: https://www.theshout.com.au/


JULY, 10 2020

Out of the summer bushfires comes a red wine for good

Last year's Adelaide Hill's bushfires destroyed more than a thousand hectares. The wine communnity has come together to support the locals.

Read article: https://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/


JULY 7, 2020

Victorian Winery allows customers to design own label

Fowles Wines enable a way for wine lovers to make their own custom labesl where they can get creative in gift-giving.  


Read article: https://www.bosshunting.com.au/

We offer 11 places that are doing cocktails to go during the coronavirus restrictions

MAY 19, 2020

Google reveals most popular drinks during lockdown

With alcohol sales rising during the coronavirus pandemic, and people flocking to alcohol door delivery apps and services, Google reveals the top cocktail concoctions being mixed up at home.

Read the article: https://www.syracuse.com/