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Asahi handed Australian domination - analysis

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australi...

Stoli Group’s AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila- Comment

I have to doff my cap to SPI Group, for its tie-up with Australian rock band AC/DC. The launch this month of AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila loo...

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...

Latest Interviews

"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

Olly Wehring

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

Olly Wehring

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.

Latest News

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

Olly Wehring

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

Olly Wehring

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

Andy Morton

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


Yealands Wine Group appoints Tiffani Graydon as CEO 12 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Yealands Wine Group has named a former Pernod Ricard senior manager as its new CEO.


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

Andy Morton

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

Andy Morton

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



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