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Treasury Wine Estates in H2 2020 - results preview

On Wednesday, Treasury Wine Estates will announce its fiscal half-year results - the six months to the end of December. Back in August, the...

Australian wine - First COVID, now China - comment

International trade disputes are 'two-a-penny' at the moment and have become a fact of life for brand owners in most beverage categories. Au...

Tariffs risk reversing Australian wine's hard work

Earlier today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) advanced an on-going anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine with the announcem...

Indonesia the wildcard in CCA buy - comment

Over the weekend, Coca-Cola European Partners offered a textbook example of how to turn a crisis to one's advantage. As markets reel from th...

Latest Interviews

"Most people just want to talk about China at the moment!" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford 17 Feb 2021

Olly Wehring

The release today of six-month results provided the opportunity for just-drinks to catch up with Treasury Wine Estates' CEO, Tim Ford. During our London-to-Melbourne call, Ford explains how TWE is benefitting from the COVID pandemic in Europe, is looking to sell off brands in the US, is preparing for a 'new normal' in China and wasn't bluffing - honest! - when the company mulled demerging Penfolds.

"China is certainly a worry" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford 5 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates held its AGM. just-drinks took the opportunity to catch up with group CEO Tim Ford to learn more about the latest news out of China and Ford's recent transition into the role, vacated by Mike Clarke earlier this year.

Latest News

Sazerac's Southern Comfort Hard RTD range - Product Launch 5 May 2021

Andy Morton

Sazerac has launched a premix range in Australia for the Southern Comfort brand.

Asahi Group acquires New Zealand's Allpress Espresso 30 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Asahi Group has bought New Zealand coffee roaster & RTD producer Allpress Espresso.

Accolade Wines rebrands premium arm, adds New Zealand, South Africa - Australian wine data 22 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Accolade Wines has expanded the responsibility of its renamed premium wine unit to include New Zealand and South African brands.

CEO Alison Watkins to exit Coca-Cola Amatil after Coca-Cola European Partners takeover 21 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Alison Watkins will leave the company once Coca-Cola European Partners acquires the Australasian bottler.

Green shoots appear for Global Travel Retail as quarantine-free international travel returns 19 Apr 2021


The Global Travel Retail industry has received a boost in Australasia, with passengers arriving from New Zealand into two Australian airports no longer having to go into quarantine.

Calabria Family Wines takes over McWilliam's Wines 6 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Calabria Family Wines has taken control of McWilliam's Wines, ending a year-long search for a buyer for the under-pressure Australian winery.

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