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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...

Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on...

Latest Interviews

"We know exactly what our plans look like by region for the next five years" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part II 15 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates released its results for the first six months of fiscal-2017. Following the announcement, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke and, in this, the second part of our interview, we discuss the performances of TWE's regions and ask Clarke what he has brought to the group since he joined, three years ago.


"We have really instilled a discipline within the organisation" - Interview, Michael Clarke, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates - Part I 14 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Treasury Wine Estates reported another strong set of figures, with half-year sales jumping by almost a quarter and net profits more-than-doubling. Following the release of the results, just-drinks spoke to CEO Michael Clarke about the numbers, and how he has managed to turn around a company that less than three years ago took an impairment charge of almost US$250m.

Latest News

Coca-Cola Amatil's Amatil X incubator signs three more start-ups 13 Nov 2018

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has lined up pilot schemes with three start-ups, as part of its recently-launched incubator programme.


Brooklyn Brewery ditches Coopers Brewery for Lion in Australia 7 Nov 2018

Olly Wehring

Brooklyn Brewery has announced another change of partner in Australia, with Coopers Brewery making way for Lion-owned Little Creatures.


Australia's The Cannabis Co releases 'world's first' cannabis gin 1 Nov 2018

Lucy Britner

Australian company The Cannabis Co has lined up a gin distilled using cannabis terpenes.


Coca-Cola Amatil completes US$120m factory expansion 31 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

Australia-based Coca-Cola Amatil has expanded capacity at its biggest production plant as part of a AUD165m (US$120m) upgrade.


Carlton & United Breweries moves Carlton Dry to ring pulls, reduces bottle size 22 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Carlton & United Breweries, the Australian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has introduced smaller bottles and ring pulls for its "uncomplicated" beer brand.


Coca-Cola Amatil refutes 'Kia ora, mate' language gaffe 19 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has responded to social media backlash over a language gaffe on vending machines in New Zealand.



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