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Aus wine industry pays price for past failures

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and stru...

Australia's wine exports 2015-16 - Focus

Asia is emerging as an increasingly attractive and significant destination for Australia’s wine exports, which experienced their strongest p...

Focus - CCA's H1 Performance by Region and Sector

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks...

Focus - TWE's H1 Performance by Region

Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase in the first six months of its fiscal year, hinting at a turnar...

Latest Interviews

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

James Wilmore

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.


Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.

Latest News

Lion trims Tasmania beer operations 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, is to move a portion of its brewing operations away from Tasmania, resulting in around 39 job losses. 


The Coca-Cola Co rolls out Fuze Tea to Australia 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has launched the Fuze iced tea brand in Australia.


Kirin Lion's Hahn Ultra - NPD 4 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, has launched a 0.9% abv beer under its Hahn brand as the company ups it focus on the low- and no-alcohol segment.


Casella Family Brands buys Limestone Coast winery 1 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Yellow Tail owner Casella Family Brands has acquired Howcroft Estate Vineyards, according to local reports. 


US propels New Zealand wine exports to new high 28 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

A big jump in US sales pushed New Zealand wine exports to a record high last year, new figures have shown.


Lion calls time on Tap King 25 Jan 2016

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has discontinued its draught beer system Tap King in another blow for attempts to induce consumer demand for at-home kegs. 

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