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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

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

James Atkinson

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


Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead 27 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.


TWE sets Australia launch for Blossom Hill 9 May 2016

Andy Morton

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

Andy Morton

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

Lucy Britner

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

Andy Morton

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

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