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Red Tape Inquiry Hears of Regulatory Nightmare

Red Tape Inquiry Hears of Regulatory Nightmare

A Senate inquiry into red tape has heard that the regulation of the sale,  supply  and taxation of alcohol has become so bad it’s causing people to leave the industry. By Gavin...

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Our favourite April Fool

Our favourite April Fool's Day drinks pranks

Drinks companies had a field day with April Fool's jokes this year. Here are our favourites - wait til you see the Jägermeister 'bartender's elbow' balm ad ...

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Budweiser and Jim Beam are creating a beer together

Budweiser and Jim Beam are creating a beer together

Beam Suntory and AB InBev's Budweiser have announced they are collaborating on a limited-edition beer called Reserve Copper Lager.

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East Imperial joins Swift + Moore

East Imperial joins Swift + Moore

East Imperial premium mixers will join the Swift + Moore portfolio from April 15, 2018.

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Aussies triumph at American Craft Spirits Awards 2018

Aussies triumph at American Craft Spirits Awards 2018

Delicious wins as Old Young's scores Best in Category for its Pavlova Vodka and Baldwin Distilling wins Best of Class for its Apple Pie Moonshine at the 2018 American Distilling Institute Craft S...

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Wine Australia given increased power to stop copycat exports

Wine Australia given increased power to stop copycat exports

Treasury Wine Estates has expressed support for the new Wine Australia Regulations 2018, which increase Wine Australia’s power to stop copycat exports.

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UK's largest drinks wholesaler fights for survival

Conviviality, the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler and distributor, has filed notice of its intention to appoint administrators within 10 business days.

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Australians choose wine over chocolate for Easter

Australians choose wine over chocolate for Easter

Australians will spend twice as much on wine as chocolate this Easter according to new Australia Post research.

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The godfather of modern Australian Chardonnay retires

The godfather of modern Australian Chardonnay retires

After an incredible winemaking career with Accolade Wines that has spanned almost four decades, Tom Newton has announced his retirement.

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McWilliams to distribute NZ

McWilliams to distribute NZ's Framingham Wines

The McWilliam’s Wines Group has announced it is the new Australian distributor for premium New Zealand brand Framingham Wines.

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Big Australian presence at China’s largest wine fair

Big Australian presence at China’s largest wine fair

Sixty Australian wine brands have exhibited at China’s largest and oldest wine trade event - The China Food and Drinks Fair.

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Bacardi predicts premium rum boom

Bacardi predicts premium rum boom

Premium rum is being touted as the next big thing in the spirit sector by Bacardi, with two new releases on the way.

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Government invests $500,000 in Aussie cider industry

Government invests $500,000 in Aussie cider industry

The Australian Government will spend $500,000 building Australia’s craft cider industry in export markets, with hopes it will echo the success of Australia's wine sector.

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