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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.


The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data 19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

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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.


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.


Carlton & United Breweries adds Balter Brewing Co to craft stable 5 Dec 2019

Carlton & United Breweries has used the time waiting to welcome its new owner with the purchase of another craft brewer in its domestic market.


Australia readies ten-year alcohol strategy, with increased taxation off the table 3 Dec 2019

Ministers in Australia have endorsed the latest National Alcohol Strategy, a move welcomed by the trade association for the country's alcohol industry.


Kirin to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks for US$407m 25 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to sell its Australian dairy unit, Lion Dairy & Drinks, to China's Mengniu Dairy for AUD600m (US$407m).


BrewDog to start Australian production next year with brewery opening 30 Oct 2019

BrewDog is to open a production site in Australia next year as the Scottish craft brewer ramps up its global footprint.


Treasury Wine Estates head Michael Clarke to exit in 2020 - just-drinks comments 21 Oct 2019

Treasury Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke is to step down in the second half of next year.


Australian Vintage's McGuigan Single Batch Project Dry Rosé - Product Launch 15 Oct 2019

Australian Vintage is utilising craft cues for the latest range from its McGuigan Wines brand in the UK.


Starward’s Two-Fold Double Grain whisky rolls out in US 25 Sep 2019

Australian distiller Starward Whisky has launched its second expression in the US.