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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

Yealands Wine Group names new CEO  23 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

New Zealand wine company Yealands has appointed Adrian Garforth MW to the role of CEO. 


Heineken 3 launches money-back guarantee 18 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Heineken's Australian unit will refund customers who are not satisfied with the company's new mid-strength beer. 


Diageo Australia names new commercial head 13 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Diageo's Australian unit has appointed Andrew Clarke to the role of commercial director.


Kirin's Lion defends Lance Armstrong hire 22 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australasian subsidiary, Lion, has said its decision to use disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong in a marketing campaign was to "highlight that actions have consequences".


Pernod hails Jacob's Creek Signature trademark win 19 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has hailed an Australian court's decision to dismiss a claim of copyright infringement against its Jacob's Creek wine brand.


Carlton & United Breweries strike ends 7 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. 

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