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Drinks industry group seeks oversight role for Scottish deposit return scheme

22 Feb 2021

A group of beverage brand owners and trade associations are bidding to become the administrator for Scotland's upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS).

Australia's wine struggles - First came COVID, then came China - comment

4 Feb 2021

International trade disputes are 'two-a-penny' at the moment and have become a fact of life for brand owners in most beverage categories. Australian wine brand owners, however, appear to have things tougher than most, as the country's authorities are in Beijing's sights. Category commentator Chris Losh surveys the wreckage of this particular perfect storm.

The wine category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2020

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the stories that made the headlines in 2020 across the global drinks industry. In part IV, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and the lows for the global wine category.

Quintessential Brands hands CEO role to James Lousada

6 Nov 2020

The co-founder of Quintessential Brands has stepped back from the day-to-day running of the UK-based spirits brand owner and distributor, with James Lousada earning a promotion to the vacant CEO position.

Accolade Wines unveils flat Banrock Station wine bottle for UK off-premise

2 Nov 2020

Accolade Wines has launched a flat 75cl plastic wine bottle in UK supermarkets.

Accolade Wines to push carbon-neutrality on UK packaging

16 Sep 2020

The European division of Accolade Wines is set to boast of the environmental credentials of its "core branded portfolio" in the UK, with the 14 brands securing carbon-neutral status in the country.

Accolade Wines acquires Katnook Estate in Australia

7 Sep 2020

Accolade Wines has bought Coonawarra winery Katnook Estate from Wingara Wine Group.

Accolade Wines' Jam Shed Malbec - Product Launch

19 Aug 2020

Accolade Wines has launched a second varietal under its Jam Shed brand.

Accolade Wines adds hard seltzer line to Echo Falls

11 Aug 2020

Accolade Wines has joined the alcoholic sparkling water race, adding another category to its Echo Falls wine brand's portfolio.

Accolade Wines unveils global campaign for Mud House

11 Aug 2020

Accolade Wines has lined up a worldwide marketing push for its New Zealand wine brand, Mud House.

How to reach Gen Z in the coronavirus era - focus

6 Aug 2020

Social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram have played a large role in Gen Z lives during the coronavirus lockdown. But how can drinks brands target Gen Z consumers through social media in the era of COVID? just-drinks spoke to the alcohol brands and marketing experts using digital platforms to engage the newest demographic of legal-age drinkers.

Accolade Wines to sell US brands to Quintessential Wines

23 Jul 2020

Accolade Wines is to cease producing wine in the US, agreeing to sell all of its US brands to Californian wine importer Quintessential Wines.

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - results data

17 Jun 2020

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the group's Chilean wine brands while domestic sales were hampered by social unrest towards the end of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance over the last five years.

Accolade Wines eyes younger consumers with Echo Falls revamp

11 Jun 2020

Accolade Wines has overhauled packaging for the Echo Falls wine range.

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.










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