Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

Navigating the Australian Retail Liquor Market workshop

This upcoming workshop, aims to provide invaluable insights for both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the liquor industry.

Led by industry expert Mr Chris Baddock, with over 22 years of experience spanning suppliers, retailers, and wholesaler businesses, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Australian retail liquor landscape.

This workshop promises to be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages, offering practical insights and strategies for success in the Australian liquor market.

Key topics include:

  • Understanding local, regional, and national idiosyncrasies in the liquor industry.
  • Practical strategies for entering the market and sustaining sales growth.
  • Insights into supplier brands and private label production.
  • Practical guidance on logistics and industry norms (pricing, responsibilities for costs, volumes, finding and working with distributors, etc.) for small wine producers looking to penetrate and service the East Coast from Margaret River.
  • How smaller producers can work with the big retailers and succeed.
  • Exploring the feasibility of a state-by-state approach.
  • Strategies to avoid the discounting cycles.
  • Networking opportunities with industry peers.

Workshop details:

Two choices to register for this 2-hour workshop followed by a networking lunch.

Cost: $30 per person plus GST and booking fees

Limited availability: Maximum of 2 people per business

Sparkling Wine Symposium

The full day event will feature interstate and local experts presenting in-person and virtually to discuss technical elements of premium sparkling production (méthode champenoise and non-traditional methods) across the areas of viticulture and winemaking and feature market insights into the category.

When: Wednesday, 7 August 2024

Where: RAC Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton

Cost: $150 symposium, $110 dinner, $10 transport from/to Margaret River

Further details on the event and ticketing can be found on the Wines of WA events page.