Wine The world's wine markets by 2030 Workshop, Adelaide, Australia, 7-9 February 2010
Sponsored by The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in collaboration with the American Association of Wine Economists
Much has been written about wine's globalization over the past two decades, during which time the share of global wine production exported more than trebled, to around 30%. But other dramatic changes are in store for the next two decades, both in production (climate change, concentration and multinationalization of firm ownership in winemaking and retailing, emergence of Asian wineries) and consumption (income growth, population ageing, westernization of diets, environmental and health and concerns of consumers, wine taxation and regulation). Together these forces are altering national and regional comparative advantages, inter- and intra-national trade, and investment patterns.
• Capital of the state of South Australia, where nearly half Australia's winegrapes and two-thirds of Australia's wine exports originate. Adelaide has four major wine regions within an hour's drive (Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek/Southern Fleurieu) and Clare Valley and Coonawarra just a little further away.
• The University of Adelaide is the nation's premier wine research and teaching university and is part of the adjacent Wine Innovation Cluster which includes the Australian Wine Research Institute.