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Why Marlborough is looking to up its game

This month, wine commentator Chris Losh heads to Marlborough in New Zealand, to see how some folk in the wine region are trying to make its...

What the future looks like for Australian wine

Earlier this year, Chris Losh attended an Australian tasting in the UK and got a glimpse of the future for the country's wine producers. Her...

Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on...

Aus wine industry pays price for past failures

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and stru...

Latest Interviews

"We know exactly what our plans look like by region for the next five years" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part II 15 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates released its results for the first six months of fiscal-2017. Following the announcement, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke and, in this, the second part of our interview, we discuss the performances of TWE's regions and ask Clarke what he has brought to the group since he joined, three years ago.

"We have really instilled a discipline within the organisation" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part I 14 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates reported another strong set of figures, with half-year sales jumping by almost a quarter and net profits more-than-doubling. Following the release of the results, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke about the numbers, and how he has managed to turn around a company that less than three years ago took an impairment charge of almost US$250m.

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Treasury Wine Estates adds to Australian footprint with Wetherall Coonawarra buy 22 Mar 2018

Andy Morton

Treasury Wine Estates has bought 283 hectares of vineyard in Australia's Coonawarra region to feed global demand for its wines.

Coca-Coca South Pacific's Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water - Product Launch 14 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has added a pineapple and coconut water iteration to its Powerade range. The roll out of Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water is in line with the company's strategy "to continue to drive innovation in the hydration and sport drinks portfolio".

Australian Whisky Holdings set to buy remaining Lark Distillery shares 12 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

Australian Whisky Holdings has announced its intention to purchase the rest of Tasmania's Lark Distillery. 

Australia's Northern Territory Government to introduce Minimum Unit Price 1 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

The Northern Territory has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to confirm plans to implement a minimum unit price for alcohol. 

CHAMP starts latest efforts to offload Accolade Wines, opens talks with The Carlyle Group 27 Feb 2018

Olly Wehring

The owner of Accolade Wines has confirmed to just-drinks that it has opened negotiations into divesting the business.

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans Asia Pacific craft brewing hub in Australia 26 Feb 2018

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Australian unit has announced a AUD10.3m (US$8m) overhaul of its Tasmanian brewing facility, as it looks to make the site a "craft brewing hub" for Asia Pacific.

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