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Aus wine industry pays price for past failures 4 Feb 2016

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and structural problems in its number one export market.


Australia's wine exports 2015-16 - Focus 19 Oct 2015

Asia is emerging as an increasingly attractive and significant destination for Australia’s wine exports, which experienced their strongest period of growth since the peak of 2007 in the 12 months to the end of September.


Focus - CCA's H1 Performance by Region and Sector 21 Aug 2015

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Sydney-based company's performance in the six-month period, by region and sector.


Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


Focus - TWE's H1 Performance by Region 27 Feb 2015

Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase in the first six months of its fiscal year, hinting at a turnaround in fortunes for the group. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

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Walsh launches The Irishman in Australia 19 Aug 2016

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has expanded the reach of The Irishman whiskey brand to Australia, through a tie-up with the country's Spirits Platform. 


Pernod Ricard wins Ron Matusalem 'Cuba' legal row 16 Aug 2016

Pernod Ricard has blocked an attempt by the owner of rum brand Ron Matusalem to trademark the phrase 'Matusalem The Spirit Of Cuba Libre' in Australia.


Accolade lays ground for US$768m IPO 12 Aug 2016

Accolade Wines is set for an AUD1bn (US$768m) IPO as owner CHAMP Private Equity looks to emulate the stock market success of Treasury Wine Estates.


SABMiller's CUB head sets departure date 12 Aug 2016

SABMiller has confirmed its Carlton and United Breweries CEO, Ari Mervis, will leave the Australian unit after the Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover.


Beam Suntory expands Japanese highball RTD launch 27 Jul 2016

Beam Suntory's Australian unit is to launch a ready-to-drink Jim Beam highball that had been initially developed for the Japanese market.


Casella Family Brands saves Pernod Ricard's Morris 22 Jul 2016

Casella Family Brands has acquired Pernod Ricard’s Morris Winery in Australia.


Wild Geese gets Australian nod in Pernod legal row 18 Jul 2016

The Wild Geese Irish whiskey brand has hailed the decision of Australia’s Federal Court to find in its favour in a legal wrangle involving Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey Bourbon in the country.


China now No. 2 for Australian wine sales 14 Jul 2016

China has confirmed its position as the biggest growth market for Australian wine as the Asian country leapfrogged the UK to become Australia's No. 2 export destination.


Campari gives Wild Turkey Australia push 11 Jul 2016

Gruppo Campari has partnered with Heinemann in Sydney airport to boost the presence of its Wild Turkey Bourbon brand in the Australian market. 


Australian wine warned of Brexit repercussions 6 Jul 2016

The UK's exit from the European Union could further impact Australia, according to the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA).

Latest blogs

What is Heineken hiding up its sleeve in Australia? 17 Aug 2016

Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.


Fridges see cool returns for Treasury Wine Estates 16 Jul 2015

After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news.