I sipped and spat my way across three continents this year, tracking the latest wine and spirits trends and hunting for standouts among the predictable and the pretentious.
Australian employers cut full-time workers in October by the most in more than a year, sending the local dollar lower as traders increased bets the central bank will keep interest rates at a record low.
South Australia is discouraging wind farms in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine-growing regions under revised rules introduced by the state government.
Damage from heavy rainfall this week on crops in South Australia, the country’s second-largest wheat producing state, is being assessed, said Viterra Inc. ’s South East Asia President Rob Gordon.
The Adelaide reverse-osmosis desalination plant has been declared fully operational following commissioning, capable of providing drinking water for as much as half of the city’s needs.
South Australia Premier Mike Rann, the nation’s longest serving Labor party leader, said he plans to leave his position on Oct. 20.
Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co., Australia’s biggest milk processor, joined a three-way contest for Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co., making a bid valued at A$420 million ($404 million).
Casella Wines Pty., the maker of Yellow Tail wine, is developing a label costing $100 a bottle as well as packaged spritzers as it seeks new markets amid narrowing industry profit margins.
OZ Minerals Ltd. has fallen so far that it offers potential suitors decades of Australian copper production at the world’s cheapest valuation.
Australian homebuilders are resorting to discounts, gift cards and help with mortgage payments to lure reticent buyers.