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Could Penfolds be the next Porsche? - comment

In an attempt to distract himself from all things coronavirus, wine commentator turned to Treasury Wine Estates recent announcement about it...

What's the point of Penfolds demerger? - comment

In announcing the initial conclusions of a recent business review, Treasury Wine Estates today prompted the very simple question: Why?...

Will Australia's bushfires bring on wine burn-out?

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

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...

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

Sydney's Kings Cross Distillery eyes nightlife revival with gin launch 7 Jul 2020

Andy Morton

A new distillery in Sydney's Kings Cross district is looking to revive the city's former party zone as it launches a first gin.


Amber Beverage Group snaps up rest of distributor Think Spirits 2 Jul 2020

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group has taken full control of Australian distributor Think Spirits.


Lion Co breweries back online after ransomware attacks 26 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Lion Co has resumed operations at all of its breweries following a recovery from the ransomware attack that shut down the Australian brewer earlier this month.


Fresh cyber attack rocks Lion Co as criminals demand US$800,000 - reports 18 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Lion Co, the Kirin-owned Australian brewer that was a victim of a ransomware virus last week, has been hit by another cyberattack, according to local reports.


Lion Co issues cybercrime warning as brewer struggles to recover from attack 17 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned companies to bolster their cyber defences as a ransomware attack continues to hamper operations.


Ransomware attack shuts down Kirin's Lion Co breweries 12 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned of beer shortages after a cyber attack halted production at its breweries.



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