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Will Australia's bushfires bring on wine industry burn-out? - comment 6 Feb 2020

This year started with Australia dominating the news headlines. Chris Losh considers what the country's bushfire crisis has done - and will continue to do - to Australia's wine producers.


Why low-alcohol is the next growth opportunity for beer - Comment 24 Sep 2019

Back from his long-haul travels, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, believes he has found an untapped growth opportunity for the world's brewers.


"We want to be the number one importer of French wine into Asia" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part I 16 Aug 2019

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates reported a healthy showing in the 12 months to the end of June, with group sales rising by 12% on the corresponding period a year earlier. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with group CEO Michael Clarke in a very early-morning call to Australia


"TWE could be an acquirer of other people's wine businesses" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part II 16 Aug 2019

In part II of an exclusive interview, Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke talks to just-drinks editory Olly Wehring about his ambitions in the US, the company's pricing strategy and aborted plans to launch a 19 Crimes whiskey.


Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis 19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

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Hard seltzer a tougher sell in Australia warns Coca-Cola Amatil 24 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil, the Australian distributor for Beam Suntory, has said it would rather expand its existing portfolio than branch out into the unknown with hard seltzer in the country.


How did Coca-Cola Amatil perform in 2019? - results data 21 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil has returned to healthier sales growth levels, posting a near-7% rise in its top-line from 2019.


Bacardi North Asia Pacific president Denis Brown to exit as role terminated 17 Feb 2020

Bacardi's North Asia Pacific regional president, Denis Brown, is to leave the company as part of a restructure.


Wine exports continue to climb for Australia as coronavirus threatens 2020 - data 5 Feb 2020

Continued growth in Asia drove Australian wine exports to near-record levels in 2019, but this year's sales are likely to be hit by the recent coronavirus outbreak in the region.


How did Treasury Wine Estates perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data - comment 28 Jan 2020

Treasury Wine Estates has shocked the market with the early announcement of disappointing first-half sales, five months after posting a double-digit top-line jump in fiscal-2019.


BlackRock expands Treasury Wine Estates stake 20 Jan 2020

US investment group BlackRock has upped its stake in Treasury Wine Estates.


Administrators seek buyer for McWilliam's Wines Group 10 Jan 2020

Australian winery McWilliam's Wines Group is looking for buyers after the 141-year-old business entered administration.


Australia counts "devastating" cost to wineries as bushfires threaten 1,500 hectares of vineyards 7 Jan 2020

Australian bushfires have caused "devastating" damage to a number of wineries, an industry figure has said.


Competition commission raises cider concerns over Asahi's Australian expansion 12 Dec 2019

Australia's competition watchdogs have warned that Asahi's takeover of Anheuser-Busch InBev's operations in the country will put two-thirds of the cider market in the hands of just one company.


Beam Suntory teams with Heinemann for Maker's Mark GTR first 10 Dec 2019

Beam Suntory has partnered with Heinemann to create an exclusive expression from Maker's Mark's Private Select line of bottlings.