8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/11/2006   
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Carbonated wine

Wine which has dissolved carbon dioxide and the carbon dioxide is added artificially to the wine.

Domestic sales

All sales of Australian produced wine by winemakers within the scope of the survey whether they be wholesale or retail sales, or bulk sales to other wineries outside of the scope of the survey. Excluded are inter-winery sales, sales to ships’ stores and the volume of imported wine blended with Australian wine and sold domestically.


Exports of wine to overseas ports including sales made by exporters and wine producers.

Fortified wine

Wine to which grape spirit, brandy or both has been added, thereby adding alcoholic strength and precluding further fermentation. Fortified wine must contain at least 150 millilitres/litre and not more than 200 millilitres/litre of ethanol at 20 Centigrade.

Grape spirit

Spirit obtained from the distillation of wine or by-products of winemaking or the fermented liquor of a mash of dried grapes and contains methanol in a proportion not exceeding 3 grams per litre at 20 Centigrade of the ethanol content.

Imports cleared for home consumption

Imported goods brought into the country for consumption or further processing, but excluding goods imported with the reasonable expectation of re-export within a limited time.

Other containers

All other wine packaging except glass bottles containing less than 2 litres and soft packs. Included in this category are glass containers greater than 2 litres, cans and bulk wine in tankers or other such containers.

Other wine products

Products such as flavoured wine, cocktails, marsala, aperitif and tonic wines. De-alcoholised, low and reduced alcohol wines are also included.

Soft packs

A container type including all collapsible packs whether plastic or of other material.


A product consisting of wine that by complete or partial fermentation of contained sugars has become surcharged with carbon dioxide.

Table wine

A product of the complete or partial fermentation of fresh grapes or products derived solely from fresh grapes.

Total other wine

Includes fortified wines such as sherry, port, muscat, madiera, tokay and white port etc., sparkling wines both bottle and bulk fermented, carbonated wine, vermouth and other wine products such as flavoured wine, cocktails, marsala, aperitif and tonic wines, de-alcoholised and low or reduced alcohol wines.