With its strong currency, culture of wine drinking, and a population oriented internationally thanks to a strong travel culture, Australia has become a lucrative destination for international wines. Jeni Port seeks out the buyers you need to know.
Canadians are increasingly reaching for wine, says Tony Aspler, which means Canada is becoming one of the world’s most important import markets. Its own wine industry is advancing as well, attracting international investment action.
To many consumers worldwide, Spain represents value, easy-drinking wine. But, as James Lawrence discovers, notable Spanish producers have quietly edged their wines into the top ranks – with prices to match.
The growth of the Polish wine market has not been as fast as expected, and some sales predictions have been too optimistic, with Polish consumers still opting for wines under €5.00. But, says Panos Kakaviatos, professionals in their 30s and 40s offer hope.
While much of the wine world is beating a path to China’s door, finding appropriate distribution is a stumbling block for many. Jim Boyce looks at three businesses that have decided to approach China in a different way.