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Post time 2006-11-27 18:15:38 |Display all floors

Once you start talking about Australia

The whole thread becomes so sordid and acrimonious... Sick!

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Post time 2006-11-28 15:51:36 |Display all floors

Reply #29 cestmoi's post

Once you start talking about Australia

People post facts, for example:

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Post time 2006-11-28 17:30:32 |Display all floors

This thread is a thinly veiled attack on my favourite Australian wines


LINK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,12070,1400341,00.html

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Post time 2006-11-28 22:14:35 |Display all floors

i'm too lazy to search

Originally posted by christopher_104 at 11-28-2006 17:30



can you post the link to the article???

not that i don't believe u, cuz i do, but i want to read the entire article.

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Post time 2006-11-29 00:21:54 |Display all floors

For some reason the link will not work

I tried TWICE. Here is the article pasted


http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,2763,1400342,00.html

Australian wine outsips French


Bernard O'Riordan in Sydney
Friday January 28, 2005
The Guardian


France's battered wine industry received a further blow yesterday when figures showed that Australian vineyards are taking the lion's share of Britain's ?bn-a-year market.
Britons now drink 38% of all wine exported from Australia.

Figures from the two previous years suggested Australian wine was losing ground in the UK, but sales have bounced back, reaching some ?50m, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Britons drank 225m litres of Australian wine last year.


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Though Australian vineyards have been selling more litres in Britain than the French and Italians, global overproduction, the competitiveness of new wine-producing countries and the strong Australian dollar made them less money.
Australian wines have the biggest market share in British supermarkets, which account for 80% of wine sales.

Although France maintains its stranglehold on the top-price restaurant trade, where wine sells for ?0-plus, French producers are in the middle of their biggest crisis in more than a century, after exports fell 5% in 2003. In terms of value and volume, they fell even further during the first six months of last year.

Six of the top 10 wines sold in Britain last year were Australian, with sales boosted by such factors as the perception of the antipodean lifestyle.

"We've been waiting for a long time for the UK to plateau but we've continued to grow the market," said an Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation official.

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Post time 2006-11-29 00:34:19 |Display all floors

Sorry LINDAUER wine mentioned earlier is NEW ZEALAND not Aussie

Still Australia and new Zealand are similar success stories and Australian wines
are world famous now.

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Post time 2006-11-29 11:29:09 |Display all floors

Reply #34 christopher_104's post

You guys really dislike the French...

I really fail to understand this dog and cat affair between the English and France!
France most fame industry - its WINE now being outclass by British Club wines!

I was like AGHAST...
i went to this new wine shop in Sri Hartamas Shopping complex. in Kuala Lumpur.
and there is this new wine shop run by two chinese SISTERs (quite pretty)..
and they announced "loudly" that Australian wines are better than French!!!!!!

Gosh!

and yes, Australian wines now cost more than French!

Is this a conspiracy?


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