The Australian wine industry's been going through massive self-reflection over the past few years, with a particular focus on exports. That's what happens when business results trend south, too much and too long, we must assume.
For decades they've had a pretty difficult and increasingly controversial approval process before export of any wine from any winery was allowed. The controversy came to a head last year, thus they just trashed their pre-approval process for a batch-audit, after-the-fact QC process, it appears. Hopefully this will mean more, more distinctive, smaller etc. wineries will ship their wares to us overseas in the future.
Wine Australia Axes Wine Export Panel
Oz totally revamps wine export approval process: more interesting Aussie wine variety overseas?
- Reply by JonDerry, Feb 2, 2012.
Always good to hear stories like this...
- Reply by dmcker, Feb 2, 2012.
Hey, at least she bumped the thread! ;-)