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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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McWilliam's appoints new CEO after Gallo exit 27 May 2016

McWilliam’s Wines has followed its return to family control with the appointment of chairman Jeff McWilliam as its CEO.

TWE sets Australia launch for Blossom Hill 9 May 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is to launch Blossom Hill in Australia as it starts to expand distribution of the former Diageo wine brands acquired at the start of the year.

Kirin eyes expansion after Byron Bay Brewing buy 29 Apr 2016

Kirin Brewery's Australia unit, Lion, is looking to expand Byron Bay Brewing Co's distribution after adding the east coast brewer to its craft beer portfolio.

Coca-Cola rolls out Glaceau Smartwater 15 Apr 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has launched its Glaceau Smartwater brand in Australia. 

PERKii Pty's PERKii probiotic juice - NPD 15 Apr 2016

New Australian functional drinks maker PERKii Pty has launched its first product, a juice and water probiotic drink that contains bacteria in microgels.

Brown Brothers buys Australia's Innocent Bystander 14 Apr 2016

Australian wine company Brown Brothers has agreed to acquire the Innocent Bystander brand from founder Phil Sexton, according to reports.

Schlumberger picks Spirits Platform for Mozart 6 Apr 2016

Schlumberger Wein-und Sektkellerei has switched Australian distribution of its Mozart Chocolate Liqueur range from Beam Suntory to Spirits Platform.

Bacardi splits from Lion in Australia 1 Apr 2016

Bacardi and Lion have ended their 13-year joint venture in the Australian market.

Australian Whisky Holdings buys Redlands stake 18 Mar 2016

Australian Whisky Holdings has bought a minority share in Tasmania's Redlands Estate Distillery, producer of single malt whisky. 

Casella takes Yellow Tail in-house in UK 11 Mar 2016

Casella Family Brands is to transition its UK business from formerly Diageo-owned Percy Fox to a new in-house unit, ahead of a broader assault on Europe.

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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.