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Accolade Wines makes free-wine offer to Australian on-premise

5 Jun 2020

Accolade Wines is providing assistance for the hospitality industry with Your Venue, Our Shout support package in Australia.

Why a low abv and a botanical leaning is the ideal drinks mix this summer - analysis - FREE TO READ

22 May 2020

As the summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many drinks brand owners are lining up their seasonal variants. For the alcohol industry, botanical flavours look set to continue to be all the rage in the coming months.

Accolade Wines selects Quintessential Wines as US partner

20 May 2020

Accolade Wines has allied with Quintessential Wines in the US, with the latter taking on a raft of Accolade's brands in the country.

Accolade Wines' Echo Falls Botanicals - Product Launch

18 May 2020

Accolade Wines has launched a 5.5%-abv fruit-flavoured wine under the expanding Echo Falls brand family.

Accolade Wines moves on Europe MD Adrian McKeon

1 May 2020

Accolade Wines has confirmed the departure of its Europe MD, with Adrian McKeon leaving the group after three years.

Accolade Wines initiates social media influencer activation for Jam Shed

20 Apr 2020

Accolade Wines is launching a social media influencer campaign for its Jam Shed wine brand in the UK.

Accolade Wines announces online book club for Hardys

8 Apr 2020

Accolade Wines has launched an online weekly book club for its Hardys brand in the UK to encourage consumer interaction during the coronavirus lockdown.

Drinks firms go virtual to target home-bound consumers

2 Apr 2020

Alcohol companies are launching at-home marketing activations as consumers face lockdown measures in Europe and North America.

Accolade Wines unveils flat-pack Hardys bottles

30 Mar 2020

Accolade Wines is to package its Hardys wine brand in flat-pack plastic bottles, to make them easier to deliver.

Diageo, Accolade Wines staff join growing number of drinks employees working from home

17 Mar 2020

Alcohol producers continue to close offices and encourage remote working as travel restrictions in place to combat coronavirus widen.

Accolade Wines makes money-back pledge in Hardys worldwide overhaul

6 Mar 2020

Accolade Wines is to offer a money-back guarantee on Hardys as part of a GBP5m (US$6.5m) global update of the Australian brand.

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2020 - FREE TO ACCESS

3 Feb 2020

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January, a month that saw Suntory move for a stake in Edrington, Distill Ventures bring another non-alcoholic spirits brand to Diageo's attention and Molson Coors make its latest craft beer play.

Accolade Wines readies Geyser Peak sale - report

2 Jan 2020

Accolade Wines is reportedly looking for a buyer for Geyser Peak, seven years after having acquired the Californian wine brand.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Accolade Wines poaches from Treasury Wine Estates for new European marketing director

9 Dec 2019

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new European marketing director after the previous appointment left to join Moet Hennessy in South Africa.

Diageo readies for Australia director departure to Accolade Wines

9 Dec 2019

Diageo has found a replacement within its organisation to replace the departing commercial director in Australia.

The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

5 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.

Greencroft Bottling Co unveils US$2.5m wine canning line for Western Europe

27 Nov 2019

A UK contract wine packer has opened the UK's first large scale wine canning line.

Accolade Wines silent on Italian winery report

15 Nov 2019

Accolade Wines has declined to comment on an Italian newspaper report claiming the group is looking to buy local winery Farnese Vini.

Accolade Wines’ Kumala Reserve Pinotage - Product Launch

19 Sep 2019

Accolade Wines has added a permanent Pinotage variant to its Kumala Reserve range.

Diageo executive switches to Accolade Wines in Australia, New Zealand

18 Sep 2019

Accolade Wines has poached a Diageo executive to head up its operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Accolade Wines offloads Knappstein Winery, mulls Houghton sale

23 Aug 2019

Accolade Wines is considering the sale of another Australian winery after confirming the divestment of Clare Valley's Knappstein Winery.

Accolade Wines targets younger consumers with Echo Falls GTR cans

13 Aug 2019

Accolade Wines has lined up canned versions of four Echo Falls variants in the Global Travel Retail channel.

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Aug 2019

Earlier this year, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2019 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, when the group's topline also increased by the same percentage. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

Why a sale of Casella Family Brands is no slam-dunk - just-drinks thinks

21 Jun 2019

Against a backdrop of sizeable M&A transactions (and speculation) in the wine category recently, rumours of another deal would suggest a sale would be more likely to proceed than not. There's something about this week's reports on Casella Family Brands, however, that doesn't look quite so simple to me.

Casella Family Brands confirms buyer interest, denies sale in progress

21 Jun 2019

Casella Family Brands has admitted to approaches from potential buyers after a newspaper claimed the Yellow Tail owner is seeking a potential sale.

Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls White Wine & Coconut Rum Fusion - Product Launch

11 Jun 2019

Accolade Wines has announced the second instalment at the spirit mix end of its Echo Falls wine brand.

Accolade Wines' Echo Falls Pink Gin - Product Launch

20 May 2019

Accolade Wines has added to the growing number of spirits drinks launched under wine brands with Summer Berries Pink Gin, a new Echo Falls expression.

Accolade Wines puts Mud House at centre of UK adventure-race campaign

1 May 2019

Accolade Wines has launched a new UK marketing campaign for New Zealand wine brand Mud House that targets the sport of adventure racing.

Accolade Wines' Hardys Foodies Range - Product Launch

17 Apr 2019

Accolade Wines is to launch three new expressions under its Hardys wine brand in the UK on-premise that will highlight the food they best pair with.

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