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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

Pernod Ricard to shut down Morris Winery 29 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to close its Morris Winery in Australia before the end of the year.


AB InBev agrees Kirin compensation in Australia 27 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.


Aldi dealt alcohol sales blow in Australia 23 Jun 2016

James Atkinson

Aldi’s plans to expand alcohol sales capabilities to more of its Australian stores have been curtailed by regulators in the state of Western Australia.


New Zealand grape harvest jumps 34% 20 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

New Zealand's wine grape harvest has rebounded from last year's slump, up 34%, according to the country's wine trade body.


CUB's Cougar and Black Douglas RTDs - NPD 8 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlton & United Breweries has added both premium and mid-strength variants to its Cougar and Black Douglas RTD ranges, following growth in the category. 


Saint Clair snaps up Marlborough's Lake Chalice 31 May 2016

Peter Saunders

New Zealand wine company Saint Clair Family Estate has acquired Lake Chalice in the Marlborough area of the country.

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