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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

Villa Maria CEO quits after just a year - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Villa Maria Estate has confirmed to just-drinks that its previous CEO left the company last year.


Villa Maria Estate names Matt Deller chief of sales & marketing 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

New Zealand's Villa Maria Estate has appointed Matt Deller MW to the newly-created role of chief global sales & marketing officer.


Administrators seek buyer for McWilliam's Wines Group 10 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Australian winery McWilliam's Wines Group is looking for buyers after the 141-year-old business entered administration.


Australia counts "devastating" cost to wineries as bushfires threaten 1,500 hectares of vineyards 7 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Australian bushfires have caused "devastating" damage to a number of wineries, an industry figure has said.


Competition commission raises cider concerns over Asahi's Australian expansion 12 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

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

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has partnered with Heinemann to create an exclusive expression from Maker's Mark's Private Select line of bottlings.



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