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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

Stolen Spirits unveils canned offering to 40% abv Stolen X flavoured whiskey portfolio 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Stolen Spirits is set to add a canned version to its flavoured whiskey line-up in the US.


Starward’s Two-Fold Double Grain whisky rolls out in US 25 Sep 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Australian distiller Starward Whisky has launched its second expression in the US.


Lion rolls out temperature-sensitive Kosciuszko cans 25 Sep 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Kirin’s Australian unit, Lion, has released new cans for its Kosciuszko Pale Ale that change colour when cooled to the correct serving temperature.


Diageo executive switches to Accolade Wines in Australia, New Zealand 18 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Accolade Wines has poached a Diageo executive to head up its operations in Australia and New Zealand.


Diageo teams with National Rugby League for Australian responsible drinking push - video 16 Sep 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo has set up a responsible drinking campaign in Australia, partnering its Bundaberg Rum brand with the country’s National Rugby League


Anheuser-Busch InBev buys kegged, canned wine maker Riot Wine Co 16 Sep 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Australian subsidiary has purchased draught wine producer Riot Wine Co in the country.



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