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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.

Constellation Brands low-value clear-out will hurt wine - just-drinks thinks

4 Apr 2019

At international trade exhibition ProWein last month, just-drinks spoke to Australia's Casella Family Wines. The independent company is an interesting proposition as it ably competes - like many family-owned wineries - in global fine wine, but at the same time packs in its portfolio the sub-US$5 blockbuster Yellow Tail, a brand that astonishingly accounts for the majority of Australian wine sold in the US.

Accolade Wines rolls out Echo Falls occasion labels

27 Mar 2019

Accolade Wines has introduced a range of occasion-based labels in the UK for its Echo Falls brand.

Treasury Wine Estates follows Accolade Wines with UK wine and gin fusion launch

19 Mar 2019

Treasury Wine Estates has lined up a wine and gin drink in the UK under its Blossom Hill brand, as the company looks to capitalise on the rising trend in the country towards gin and botanicals.

Accolade Wines lauches debut Hardys alcohol-free expression

15 Mar 2019

Accolade Wines has launched the first non-alcoholic wine under its Hardys brand in the UK.

Accolade Wines announces jobs review as UK office takes on bigger role

1 Mar 2019

Accolade Wines looks set to cut staff as it launches a global review of its support services, with some business functions expected to switch to third-party operators.

Accolade Wines' Echo Falls Rosé Wine & Gin Fusion - Product Launch

22 Feb 2019

Accolade Wines has lined up another innovation under its Echo Falls brand.

Treasury Wine Estates North Asia head moves to Accolade Wines - market data

19 Feb 2019

Accolade Wines has poached its new Asia head from rival Treasury Wine Estates as the battle for share in China heats up.

The wine category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

20 Dec 2018

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, managing editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.

Accolade Wines takes Stone's into UK's burgeoning gin category

15 Oct 2018

Accolade Wines has lined up a gin under its Stone's brand, as it looks to capitalise on the UK's booming gin market.

Accolade Wines hails Echo Falls ice dispenser

9 Oct 2018

Machines dispensing an iced version of wine brand Echo Falls’ fruit fusion range in the UK on-trade have performed well this summer, says brand owner Accolade Wines.

Accolade Wines’ ProsEcho Falls - Product Launch

25 Sep 2018

Accolade Wines has lined up the addition of a Prosecco variant to its Echo Falls wine brand roster in the UK.

Why wine is dangerously exposed to the cannabis tidal wave - Comment

6 Sep 2018

just-drinks' regular wine commentator Chris Losh has been away this summer. While away, has he been smoking something? If he has, it's given him something to warn the global wine category about.

Accolade Wines lines up Kumala push in UK

13 Aug 2018

Accolade Wines has announced a GBP1m (US$1.28m) marketing activation for its South African wine brand Kumala in the UK.

Ian Botham partners with Benchmark Drinks to launch twin Australian wine ranges

30 Jul 2018

Former England cricketer Ian Botham has joined a growing number of celebrities to launch a wine range, in a link up with Benchmark Drinks.

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

2 Jul 2018

In late-March, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2018 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, as a healthy final quarter gave the period a flourish. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

Carlyle Group set to follow Accolade Wines buy with Grupo Codorníu stake acquisition

29 Jun 2018

The Carlyle Group has made its second sizeable investment in the global wine category, this time lining up the purchase of majority control of Spanish cava giant Grupo Codorníu.

Carlyle Group closes Accolade Wines buy, recruits former SABMiller executive as chairman

4 Jun 2018

The new owner of Accolade Wines has appointed a former senior executive with SABMiller as the chairman of its wine business.

New Zealand makes lower-abv wine breakthrough

1 Jun 2018

A New Zealand initiative to produce lower-alcohol wines "naturally" has borne its first fruit, with two 9.5% iterations launching in the UK this week.

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