Evans & Tate is celebrating today (6 June) after emerging victorious from its struggle against Australian Beverage Distributors.

The drinks company has now resumed trading after a suspension was introduced on Friday pending the outcome of the court judgement between the two.

The court case follows a two-year dispute arising from ABD's short time as distributor of Evans' Cranswick labels. ABD claimed A$78,000 (US$59,000) in damages, but Evans claims it is owed A$216,000 under the original deal.

ABD was seeking the winding up of the company and its subsidiary Evans & Tate Premium Wines. Last week, Evans & Tate said the winding-up order was "misconceived and without foundation" adding that the application would be "strenuously resisted".

The New South Wales Supreme Court today dismissed ABD's application as "an abuse of process."

Evans & Tate has spent the last year in the headlines, usually for the wrong reasons. The company has seen asset write-downs, major losses, wineries for sale and promises of wholesale restructuring, both in management and business strategy terms.