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CEO Paul Schaafsma set to leave Accolade Wines

30 Aug 2016

Accolade Wines has confirmed reports that its CEO, Paul Schaafsma, is set to step down in the coming months.

Accolade Wines lays ground for US$768m IPO

12 Aug 2016

Accolade Wines is set for an AUD1bn (US$768m) IPO as owner CHAMP Private Equity looks to emulate the stock market success of Treasury Wine Estates.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring the gin boom, Accolade's IPO plans and Stock's road to recovery

12 Aug 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Accolade Wines silent on sale speculation

10 Aug 2016

Accolade Wines has refused to be drawn on a report linking it to a sale to Chinese investors.

Foster's returns to sports sponsorship with England cricket tie-up

24 Mar 2016

Heineken has lined up a cricket sponsorship deal in the UK for its Foster's brand, with the beer acquiring 'official lager' status with the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Accolade Wines expands European bottling capabilities

21 Mar 2016

Accolade has added a sixth bottling line to its wine warehouse and distribution site in the UK.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Campari's move for Marnier-Lapostolle, Austrian wine's rise from the ashes and the end of the road for Sauvignon Blanc

18 Mar 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Accolade Wines targets 800% ramp-up for Vina Anakena

14 Mar 2016

Accolade Wines has targeted an almost eight-fold increase in UK volumes for new acquisition Vina Anakena before its first full year of ownership.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring an interview with Accolade Wines CEO, the growing thirst for Champagne in the US and all you need to know about Millennials

11 Mar 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

"It's about the consumer, stupid" - Interview, Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma - Part II

10 Mar 2016

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview with Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma, we discuss the role brands have to play in the wine industry, whether wine is more of an FMCG than a purist's playground and the secrets to successful marketing.

Accolade Wines adds rugby to sports roster with Mud House Lions tie-up

9 Mar 2016

Accolade Wines has lined up its latest sport-related sponsorship deal, with New Zealand wine brand Mud House set to be a sponsor of next year's British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

"The wine business is changing" - Interview, Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma - Part I

8 Mar 2016

In this month's just-drinks interview, managing editor Olly Wehring meets up with Paul Schaafsma, a wine industry veteran of almost 20 years, who moved up last year to become CEO of Accolade Wines.

M&A activity draws to a close for Accolade Wines - CEO

8 Mar 2016

The head of Accolade Wines has told just-drinks that the company has "probably" completed its M&A activity, having secured presence in what it believes are all of the New World wine regions.

Treasury Wine Estates groups higher-end Australian wines for global growth

16 Feb 2016

Treasury Wine Estates has announced plans to create a "regional gems" portfolio of Australian wine brands, to help drive its growth globally.

Pernod Ricard's Jacob's Creek Sun Craft - Product Launch

16 Feb 2016

Pernod Ricard is to launch an entry-level wine range n the UK aimed at Millennials.

Australia's wine industry pays present price for past failures - Comment

4 Feb 2016

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and structural problems in its number one export market.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Accolade Wines' Australian aims, Diageo's half-year results and who Millennials think they are

29 Jan 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Accolade Wines hails Echo Fruits 1m-case landmark

27 Jan 2016

Accolade Wines' fruit-flavoured Echo Falls has passed the 1m-case mark just 18 months after launch, as it pulls new consumers into the wine category.

Accolade Wines reins in UK discounting to chase "reasonable living"

26 Jan 2016

Accolade Wines has said it is narrowing the gap between its discount and non-discount prices in the UK as it tries to reinforce margins for its Australian brands in the face of supermarket upheaval.

Australia missing higher-priced wine trick in UK - Accolade Wines - Analysis

26 Jan 2016

Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building brands then their collective future looks bleak.

Accolade Wines linked to IPO move

5 Jan 2016

Accolade Wines has declined to comment on Australian reports that owner CHAMP Private Equity is considering an IPO for the company.

Accolade opens its own UK wine store

16 Dec 2015

Accolade has opened a wine shop at its head office site in Weybridge, Surrey.

Accolade Wines mines cricket links for Kumala charity walk tie-up

10 Dec 2015

Accolade Wines has partnered its Kumala brand with former England cricketer Ian Botham on his latest charity walk, across South Africa.

Accolade Wines gives Anakena tennis backing in UK

4 Dec 2015

Accolade Wines has launched its recently-purchased Anakena brand from Chile in the UK, having agreed a marketing tie-up with the Lawn Tennis Association.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The Trophies - just the Winners

1 Dec 2015

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.

Accolade Wines to cut staff

30 Oct 2015

Accolade Wines has announced a round of job cuts one month on from installing a new CEO. 

Accolade brings Grant Burge Wines into distribution fold

29 Oct 2015

Accolade Wines is to take over the distribution of Grant Burge Wines in the UK.

Distell claims "leadership role" for South African wine

16 Oct 2015

A Distell executive has said the company is ready to spearhead the South African wine category after admitting that staying in the background has not helped the industry.

What has Treasury Wine Estates bought from Diageo? - The facts

14 Oct 2015

Late yesterday, Diageo announced the divestment of part of its wine operations to Australia-based Treasury Wine Estates (TWE). Here, we take a closer look at what the deal includes: 

Carlsberg UK chief Lousada quits with immediate effect

9 Oct 2015

The head of Carlsberg's operations in the UK, James Lousada, has left the unit, less than two years after assuming the role.









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