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Stephen Lovelock joins HIP Media

Stephen Lovelock joins HIP Media

Industry stalwart Stephen Lovelock has joined the HIP Media sales team as its Wine Specialist. Lovelock will be responsible for providing advertising and marketing solutions to HIP Media's win...

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  • Important Changes to AdA Judging for 2017

    Important Changes to AdA Judging for 2017

    the drinks association has announced some exciting changes to the judging process for the 2017 Australian drinks Awards.    The changes are designed to help better determine the best entries and present the awards...

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Bob Dylan launches his own brand of whiskey

Bob Dylan launches his own brand of whiskey

Music legend Bob Dylan has entered the craft spirits business with the release of Heaven's Door whiskey.

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Lambrusco is making a comeback

Lambrusco is making a comeback

McLaren Vale's Steve Maglieri is hoping to interest a new generation of wine drinkers in the Lambrusco style of wine after regaining the rights to his eponymous label.

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Little Fat Lamb under fire again

Little Fat Lamb under fire again

Three years after withdrawing and redesigning the packaging of Little Fat Lamb cider, Fluid Beverages has found itself under fire again for encouraging underage drinking.

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Negociants announces US merger

Negociants announces US merger

Negociants USA has announced it is merging with importer and distributor The Winebow Group.

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ABG acquires majority stake in Think Spirits

ABG acquires majority stake in Think Spirits

Amber Beverage Group has acquired a majority stake in Think Spirits, the largest independent spirits distributor in Australia.

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Australia

Australia's first vegan bottle shop opens

Australia's first-ever vegan bottlo, Sibling Vegan Bottle Shop, has opened in Melbourne's Altona.

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Drinks companies abandon Twitter

Drinks companies abandon Twitter

Advertising and engagement on Twitter is booming, but drinks companies have decided they don't want a bar of it, with many leaving their accounts dormant.

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Coles food & liquor sales up 1.9%

Coles food & liquor sales up 1.9%

Wesfarmers has announced its retail sales results for the third quarter of the 2018 financial year, with Coles’ food and liquor sales up 1.9% at $7.8 billion.

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Tickets on sale for Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners lunch

Tickets on sale for Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners lunch

Tickets are on sale for the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) flagship annual event, the Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch.

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World record: two bottles of The Macallan sell for $1.5 million

World record: two bottles of The Macallan sell for $1.5 million

Two extremely rare bottles of The Macallan 1926 have set the world record for the most expensive whisky bottles ever sold after they changed hands for $US1.2m.

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Deadpool hired as Espolòn creative director

Deadpool hired as Espolòn creative director

Espolòn tequila has a new Creative Director – anti-hero Deadpool will assume the role of “Creative Director for Culture ‘n Stuff” in the lead up to the theatrical release of Deadpool 2.

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Striking XXXX workers to rally outside Brisbane Broncos match

Striking XXXX workers to rally outside Brisbane Broncos match

XXXX workers are on strike today for the fourth time in as many weeks and are planning to rally outside a Brisbane Broncos game at Suncorp Stadium next week.

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