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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...

Australia's wine exports 2015-16 - Focus

Asia is emerging as an increasingly attractive and significant destination for Australia’s wine exports, which experienced their strongest p...

Focus - CCA's H1 Performance by Region and Sector

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks...

Focus - TWE's H1 Performance by Region

Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase in the first six months of its fiscal year, hinting at a turnar...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.


Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.

Latest News

Heineken unveils new mid-strength lager Heineken 3 26 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched a new 3.3% Heineken lager in Australia.


NZ wine exports hit double-figure rise in 2015 23 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

New Zealand’s wine industry grew its exports last year by 10%, according to recent figures, with a similar increase forecast for 2017.


Walsh launches The Irishman in Australia 19 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has expanded the reach of The Irishman whiskey brand to Australia, through a tie-up with the country's Spirits Platform. 


Pernod Ricard wins Ron Matusalem 'Cuba' legal row 16 Aug 2016

James Atkinson

Pernod Ricard has blocked an attempt by the owner of rum brand Ron Matusalem to trademark the phrase 'Matusalem The Spirit Of Cuba Libre' in Australia.


Accolade lays ground for US$768m IPO 12 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

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.


SABMiller's CUB head sets departure date 12 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

SABMiller has confirmed its Carlton and United Breweries CEO, Ari Mervis, will leave the Australian unit after the Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover.

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