True Perceptions of New Zealand Wines Overseas

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I recently received this question from NZ journalist Lee Suckling: I’m writing an article about the reputation of New Zealand wines internationally, specific to buyers, restaurateurs, and consumers themselves (rather than the professional palates and awards teams). A Kiwi distributor sent me the following outline of her experience in …

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What I learned on my Holidays…

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 2011/12 was a very good year for our little business. My wife and I were therefore able to take a month off in Europe and really enjoy it. Whilst the break was always only ever intended as a holiday, inevitably, a lot of it somehow concerned wine …

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Private Label – Gear Up or Get Out?

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In mid-2007, Citigroup’s Andy Bowley correctly identified that Australia was absolutely ripe for expansion of own label. No other major market on earth (with the possible exception of Portugal and New Zealand not shown of this chart) has such concentration of buying power amongst its leading supermarkets. …

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New Zealand – The Path Ahead

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I was recently invited to give a key note speech at the Bragato Conference in Auckland. I was asked to sum up global supply and demand and to give a view as to when the oversupply situation might correct itself. Probably the most poignant moment in the …

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On-Premise Opportunity

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Each year, WBS conducts research into the On-Premise in the UK and other markets. This year, as you would expect, the price of wine on UK wine lists has dropped. The average listed price for a bottle of wine is now below £40, down around 10% on …

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Forks in the Road

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] When I asked a good friend of my mine the other day “how’s it going?”, his reply – “the worst I have ever seen it” – was no throw away line… Things are really tough out there. Large distributors have given away all of their and their …

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