Gill Gordon-Smith IWE

Gill Gordon-Smith IWE is a VIA expert, Artisan Producer, Retailer, Writer, Judge and Educator based in Australia’s McLaren Vale Region. With Diplomas in Training Design and Development as well as Vocational Education and Training she is a WSET Certified Educator, worked with Qantas Airways developing the renowned Sommelier in the Sky Program, presents internationally for Wine Australia and co-ordinates the award winning Wine and Spirit School TAFE SA . Passionate about Italian Grapes and Wine she also produces Italian Grape Varieties in McLaren Vale. She is currently Wine Communicators Australia 2017 Educator of The Year and 2017 Australian Wine Communicator of the 2020 Gill was named AWIWA Woman of Inspiration.

5 must know facts for success in the australian post pandemic market

Australia is only just emerging from the Covid bubble with international borders expected to re-open December 2021. Due to extended lock downs the Australian beverage industry has undergone a massive transformation for both on and off premise sales. Local producers have lost important export markets and have been looking inward for sales which has impacted imports. It’s not all doom and gloom though as consumers have increased wine consumption and are looking for new tastes and flavours. Italy is an exciting prospect for both consumers and trade. With a significant Italian expat demographic, major plantings of Italian varieties, an educated market and the Australian love of food and the Mediterranean lifestyle, Italian wines are well poised to gain more traction as the economy opens and rebuilds