Vietnam celebrates Australian cuisine
AUSTRALIAN wine, food and culture are the toast of the town in Vietnam during April as it welcomes the third annual Taste of Australia event, the Food and Wine Journey.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud took part in the celebrations and joined key Australian distributors and retailers to showcase the best Australia has to offer.
“From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, people across Vietnam celebrate great Aussie wine and food throughout the month of April,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Our wine, bread, sausages, pulled lamb, macadamias, cheeses and grapes will be topped off by a cheeky Tim Tam, I’m sure.
“The event today had a strong wine focus and offers wine exporters, retailers and distributors a chance to build their brand and tap into growing opportunities in one of the world’s most dynamic markets.
“Big-name wines like McGuigan and Wolf Blass were tasted, alongside some new players like Moss and Wood.
“Around 500 guests were at the event to sample the best Australian food and wine we have to offer and raise a glass to 45 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries.
“Australian wine exports to Vietnam reached $5.8 million in 2016–17 in a developing market, tipped to grow off the back of continued technical market access.
“Australian wine currently attracts a 50 per cent tariff but thanks to the world’s largest-ever regional trade agreement, the TPP-11, the tariff will be reduced to zero over 11 years.
“Australian beef, lamb, dairy, wheat, sugar, wool, wine and horticulture products are also on show throughout the Taste of Australia events during the month of April.”
More information is available at www.tasteofaustralia.com.vn.