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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...

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...

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

Former Treasury Wine Estates executive to head up Diageo in Australia 8 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Diageo has appointed a former senior executive at Treasury Wines Estates as the new MD of its operations in Australia.

Chase Distillery unveils new Australian distributor 3 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Chase Distillery has appointed Stuart Alexander as its new distributor in Australia. 

Asahi Group nears US$11.3bn Carlton & United Breweries buy with competition approval 1 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Competition watchdogs in Australia have given the green light to the pending Asahi Group purchase of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unit in the country.

William Grant & Sons’ Sailor Jerry Savage Apple - Product Launch 3 Mar 2020

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has launched a new expression under its Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand.

Asahi proposes beer, cider sell-off to smooth Carlton & United Breweries deal concerns 2 Mar 2020

Andy Morton

Asahi has offered to sell some Carlton & United Breweries beer and cider operations, including Stella Artois and Beck's, to appease regulators in Australia.

Hard seltzer a tougher sell in Australia warns Coca-Cola Amatil 24 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Amatil, the Australian distributor for Beam Suntory, has said it would rather expand its existing portfolio than branch out into the unknown with hard seltzer in the country.

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