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Vegan Wine Isn’t Going Away

For anyone selling wine in restaurants, pubs and bottle shops, you’ve probably heard about vegan wines before - but what are they (and why should you care)?

An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair

With shifting geographic, soil and climactic profiles from North to South and East to West, in a country only about 4% of the size of Australia, Italy has plenty of diversity, and around 350 grape varieties permitted for bottling and labelling.

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Natural Wine Explained

The past decade, thanks to increased environmental and ethical awareness, has seen consumers turning towards more wholesome products. This trend definitely hasn’t spared the wine industry. Raw, Naked, Lo-Fi or more popularly Natural Wine has found solid ground in the trendiest food scenes of Australia and the world proving it is no longer a niche drink supported by delusional hipsters.

Canned Drinks

Only beer used to come in cans. Now, tins have come for wine and craft cocktails, and it’s promising to be a game changer for venues, providing convenience and COVID-safe practicality.

Wine Production

Don’t wait for a disaster to happen. Future-proof your wine business today to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

Delivery Trucks

The Company is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Parton Wine Distribution.

Amazon sales mobile

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT’s integration with Vivino is now live and generating sales while eBay and Amazon integrations are expected to go live in the coming months.

Rose Wine

For venues, rosé should be acknowledged for what it is - an opportunity to service customers, enhance profitability and improve list diversity, no matter the season.

Wine Barrels

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT MARKET has signed up trade buyers and generated orders in both Sydney and Melbourne, despite the lockdown restrictions.

Mobile phone apps

This is the ultimate guide on the top online marketplaces for wines in Australia. Find out how you can widen your reach and grow your sales.

Delivery boxes

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT’s LOGISTICS division is opening a directly controlled warehouse in Adelaide.

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The easiest way to instruct customers that are new to Spanish wines is by direct comparisons to conventional varieties and benchmark regions. It is a rather simplistic tool and overgeneralising is inevitable.

Hunter Valley Winery

Armed with the latest Wine Australia export figures, we’re answering the question - who is buying Australian wine now, and where are the opportunities?

COVID-19 Lockdowns

Learn about the range of financial support and services available to your business and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emerging Stocks Down Under

Digital Wine Ventures has created a new marketplace called WINEDEPOT and while the company is not yet profitable, it has clearly struck a nerve in the marketplace judging by its growth rate.

Parton Wine Distribution

WINEDEPOT has announced the acquisition of the Parton Wine Distribution, one of the country’s leading specialist wine and beverage logistics providers.

Vineyard

In the case of the Macedon Ranges, proximity to market and people has created fierce competition amongst these friendly rivals and we all reap the benefits.

Vivino

The Company is pleased to announce that WINEDEPOT MARKET was officially opened to trade buyers located in Melbourne last week.

Social Media Restaurant

Build a strong digital presence for your venue with our four easy and simple digital marketing tips, perfect for small businesses with limited resources.

Red Wine

Cabernet sauvignon is the child of cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc - that herbaceous edge and high acidity confirms the parentage.

Wine bottles

The Company is pleased to report that a total of 25 suppliers have signed up to WINEDEPOT CONNECT since the last update.

Vineyard

Next time you reach for a bottle, think about exploring shiraz and all its remarkable guises showcased throughout New South Wales.

Winedepot Logistics

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT has set another record, shipping a total of 27,087 cases in June, up 344% on the volume shipped during same month last year.

wine barrel vineyard

Looking for ways to get people back into your cellar doors and increase your sales? Here are some fun, creative and unique experiences to offer.

Victoria Roll-out

The Company is pleased to announce that WINEDEPOT MARKET was officially opened to trade buyers located in Melbourne last week.

Classic Asian Food Matching

A good pairing is like a good conversation. Get the right couple together and the more your palate will appreciate both the vino and vittles.

Amazon Partnership

The Company is pleased to announce that WINEDEPOT has partnered with Amazon that allows suppliers to sell their products on their Australian marketplace.

May new clients

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT signed up 24 new suppliers.

May performance

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT shipped a total of 25,284 cases in May, up 480% on the volume shipped during same month last year (monthly YoY).

Wine bottles

Global changes in the alcohol industry are disrupting traditional distribution channels and producers and sellers are quickly adapting to the new reality.

Restaurant Vendors

Vendors can make or break your restaurant. Cut down on unnecessary expenses and improve your revenues by finding the best suppliers that suit your needs.

Emerging wine trends

We asked our social media followers to share wine trends they are currently seeing so we’re looking at interesting trends raised by our engaged fans.

Quarterly Report

The Company is pleased to report that the WINEDEPOT business generated total revenue of $768,458 for the quarter ending 31 March 2021.

Autumn Vineyards

With autumn's crisp, clean air and gorgeous changing colours, it’s the best time to get to know Australia’s wine industry and enjoy the sprawling vineyards.

March report

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT processed a total of 29,174 orders in the March quarter up +627% on the same quarter last financial year.

Supplier Negotiations

Finding the right suppliers is important in keeping your costs low. Here are five ways you can try to negotiate and get what you want.

EarlyPay partnership

WINEDEPOT partners with local fintech business Earlypay Limited to launch LIQUIDITY, a payment management solution for the wholesale beverage market.

James Munn Announcement

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has appointed James Munn, founder of Wine Delivery Australia which was acquired by DW8 late last year, as COO.

New sellers

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has signed up another 27 new suppliers since the last update.

Advanced innovations are enabling hospitality businesses to thrive in today’s connected yet contactless world, allowing restaurants to accelerate their growth.

Advanced innovations are enabling hospitality businesses to thrive in today’s connected yet contactless world, allowing restaurants to accelerate their growth.

March Performance

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT shipped a total of 25,311 cases in March, up +557% on the same month last year and 21.3% on February 2021.

Building a Wine Brand People Remember

Not everyone can afford expensive marketing campaigns. Here's how your brand can stand out in a crowded aisle or e-commerce world without spending too much.

Winedepot fleet

WINEDEPOT has entered into a partnership with Direct Couriers (Aust) Pty Ltd (Direct Couriers) to develop its dedicated delivery fleet that will be used primarily to fulfil trade and on-demand orders in the major metro areas.

Logistics Solutions

As part of the partnership agreement, Bibendum will also use WINEDEPOT’s Smart Logistics Solution as part of its network of third-party storage and delivery providers.

Winedepot technology

WINEDEPOT and Bibendum have agreed to develop a technical integration between their respective IT systems that allows new customer accounts to be opened with just one or two clicks.

Bibendum product range

Through the Bibendum partnership, WINDEPOT added an extensive range of products from Australian, New Zealand and international brands.

Trade Buyer Incentives

To support the partnership and broader go-to-market strategy, WINEDEPOT will be providing each trade buyer introduced by Bibendum with an incentive voucher to use against their first purchase.

Bibendum partnership

Digital Wine Ventures Limited is pleased to announce that WINEDEPOT has entered into a foundation agreement with Bibendum Wine Co. Pty Ltd., one of Australia’s leading fine wine and beverage distributors.

Sustainability in the wine industry

The high demand for wine in 2020 was welcomed by winemakers. However, the sudden increase in sales is also contributing to growing concerns on sustainability.

Wine Education for Restaurant Staff

Your employees play a key role in putting your beverage list to good use and bringing in sales. Your team must be knowledgeable on what they’re serving and confident to offer recommendations.

Designing a Wine List

Whether your restaurant offers a casual or fine dining experience, having a wine list can make you stand out and improve your bottom line. In fact, hospitality venues find that alcohol sales bring the highest profit margins, especially when you find the right wine suppliers.

We recently talked about how you can transform the foot traffic coming through your tasting room into a tribe of brand advocates. Next up, let’s discuss strategies and tools you can take advantage of to convert online visitors to buyers. Here are ways to scale up your online sales game.

In true blue V-Day style, couples will be looking to celebrate their love by wining & dining each other at a gorgeous winery or restaurant. As February 14 quickly approaches, we know that winemakers and restaurateurs are trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day experience for their patrons.

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has welcomed a total of 26 new suppliers since the last update. Once again a high proportion of the sign ups came from New Zealand.

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has welcomed a total of 26 new suppliers since the last update. Once again a high proportion of the sign ups came from New Zealand.

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT shipped a total of 20,684 cases in February, up +931% on the same month last year (MoM) and 32.4% on January 2021.

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has obtained official climate neutral status from Leaders for Climate Action (LFCA), an organization that is leveraging leaders of businesses within the international digital community to achieve their vision of developing a global economy without greenhouse emissions, powered by 100% renewable energies by 2050.

WINEDEPOT partners with Vivino

WINEDEPOT has completed the technical integration and onboarding as part of a partnership with Vivino, the world’s most downloaded mobile wine app and largest online wine marketplace.

WINEDEPOT has released its rate card for its Direct-to-Trade marketplace (Market). The business will charge Market suppliers a standard commission of 10% of the wholesale price, with payment being released 30 days end-of-month. Those suppliers wishing to take advantage of WINEDEPOT’s Payment Accelerator service will be charged an additional 2.5% of the sale price to have their funds released in 3 days.

WINEDEPOT shipped a total of 15,764 cases in January, up +727% Month on Month (MoM) on last year. In total 7,408 orders were processed over the period, up +605% MoM. This equated to an average of 2.13 cases shipped per order, higher than the 1.85 case average over the previous 12 months, as the trend in purchasing wine directly from wineries continued to build momentum. CEO Dean Taylor is extremely pleased with how the business has started the year stating.

The demand for sustainability and all-natural products grows stronger every passing year. We’re proud to support our partner wineries who are crafting the most unique of wines with unmatched methods and philosophies. Through this blog, we want to highlight some of these mindful, organic and biodynamic vineyards, who are paving the way for the future.

The Company is pleased to report that WINEDEPOT has welcomed a total of 16 new customers since the last update, with 7 of those being McLaren Vale based wineries. This takes the total number of customers now serviced in McLaren to 65 of the estimated 74 cellar doors and 160 vineyards in the region.

Being in the wine business for a while, you breathe everything wine, grow beautiful grapes and go above and beyond in customer service. You’re passionate about leaving a positive footprint in the wine industry and even set your heart on growing your own family of wine lovers. Or better yet, harvesting a close-knit tribe of brand ambassadors that appreciate and truly love your wine. Sounds awesome, right?

The Company is pleased to advise that WINEDEPOT shipped a total of 24,933 cases in December, up 1,072% Month on Month on the same period last year. A total of 12,884 orders were processed in December, up 113% on the number reported for November 2020.

As announced at the recent AGM, DW8 Shareholders will soon be able to purchase wine and other products via WINEDEPOT’s Marketplace at preferential prices through a direct-to-consumer initiative called the ‘Insider Trading’ wine club.

The Company is pleased to advise investors that its principal operating business, WINEDEPOT has zero exposure to Australian wine exports to China, following the Chinese government’s recent decision to impose tariffs of between 107% and 212% on Australian wine.

The Company is pleased to advise investors that its principal operating business, WINEDEPOT has zero exposure to Australian wine exports to China, following the Chinese government’s recent decision to impose tariffs of between 107% and 212% on Australian wine.

As e-commerce giants such as Amazon continue to set the standard for online shoppers with standard two-day shipping and growing on-demand delivery options, a smaller business can feel the pinch. Consumers now have an expectation around fast, free delivery, however these increasingly expedited delivery timelines are not easily achievable, nor affordable ex Winery.

A recent Wine Australia insights report points to the fact we are all aware of: Online sales are growing rapidly and this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. On the back of growing demand for deeper provenance and experiences from consumers, the opportunity for winemakers to further grow Direct to Consumer sales has never been greater.

Ron Raymond, Head of Customer Success at WINEDEPOT shares some simple tips to run flash sale. A flash sale is type of sales campaign you can run when you have an online store.

Wine Tourism Australia’s Robin Shaw and Tracy Ayris published a blueprint for developing a strong Direct to Consumer channel in the current issue of Wine Business Monthly magazine.

Richard Van Ruth, business development manager at WINEDEPOT offers some tips on keeping your customers engaged and buying wine during this difficult time.

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