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And The 2015 Australian drinks Awards Winners Are...

And The 2015 Australian drinks Awards Winners Are...

Jim Beam & Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine Last night, Australia’s leading beverage suppliers, distributors and retailers congregated at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to celebrate the night of nights – the Australian drinks Awards. Andrew Daddo welcomes attendees to the 2015 Australian drinks Awards Atop the plethora of high achievers who took away awards on the evening, were the much-anticipated...

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Bartender James Irvine Winner of Angostura Cocktail Challenge

Bartender James Irvine Winner of Angostura Cocktail Challenge

James Irvine from The Baxter Inn, Sydney has won the national final of Angostura’s Global Cocktail Challenge, receiving AU$10,000 cash and the title of Australian Angostura Brand Ambassador. Against five other competitors, Irvine took out the challenge with his two cocktails ‘Mr. Trinidad’ and ‘Toco Beach’. Together, with these two prizes, Irvine will also go on to represent Australia in the global final ...

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Hunter Valley Wine Show(s) Class

Hunter Valley Wine Show(s) Class

A standout 2014 vintage for Shiraz and a terrific vintage for Semillon in 2015 were the highlights at this year’s 41 st  annual Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show, which saw “a serious swag of silverware dished out” according to visiting international Judge Sarah Ahmed. A record 420 winemakers and support crew gathered for one of the countries oldest regional wine shows, held this year at this year at Cy...

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Villa Maria Atop Honours for the 2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition

Villa Maria Atop Honours for the 2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition

New Zealand based Villa Maria Wine has claimed high honours at the 2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition, receiving the title of ‘Champion Producer of the Show’, as well as two varietal trophies and an additional 12 gold medals across Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir. “It’s a great night out when our North and South Island winemaking and viticulture teams can walk away with a tro...

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De Bortoli Recognised for Sustainability at 2015 Australian Business Awards

De Bortoli Recognised for Sustainability at 2015 Australian Business Awards

De Bortoli Wines has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in Sustainability as part of the 2015 Australian Business Awards. The award underlines De Bortoli Wines’ achievements in implementing its “Re-Engineering Our Future for a Carbon Economy Project”, as part of the company’s goal of becoming a zero waste winery. Beginning in 2011 with a $4.8AUD million grant from the Australian Federal Government’s Clea...

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Entries Open for First Australian Women in Wine Awards

Entries Open for First Australian Women in Wine Awards

The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society has announced the launch of the Australian Women in Wine Awards,  acknowledging the work of women in the Australian wine industry. The awards - the first of their kind in Australia - will offer four categories to be judged by an Advisory Board made up of some of the industry’s leading female talent, including Jane Thomson - Founder and Managing Director of The Fabulous L...

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Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2015 Winners

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2015 Winners

Held at the Glass Brasserie in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, this week, Peter Forrestal, Rob Hirst, Sandra Przibilla and Judy Sarris revealed the winners of the 2015 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. The highlight of the night, the presentation of the esteemed Wine List of the Year Award, was received by Sydney’s Bentley Restaurant + Bar. “The winner of this year’s Australia’s Wine List of the Year was d...

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Australian Wine Retailers atop Online Honours

Australian Wine Retailers atop Online Honours

Australia’s leading online businesses were recently recognised at the 2015 StarTrack Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS), where two wine retailers, Vinomofo and Naked Wines together took home five of the awards’ 14 categories. Melbourne based online wine retailer Vinomofo secured three titles including Online Retailer of the Year Award, Best Pureplay Online Retailer and Best Online Marketing, following ...

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Amaro di Angostura Poised to Expand into Australia Following Success at Tales

Amaro di Angostura Poised to Expand into Australia Following Success at Tales

Announced at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, Amaro di Angostura has been named the Spirited Awards’ “Best New Spirit of Cocktail Ingredient” for 2015. Inspired by Don Carlos Siegert, the son of Angostura’s Founder, J.G.B Siegert, and who is recognised for putting Angostura aromatic bitters on the global stage in the 1880’s, Amaro di Angostura is a new liqueur from the house, reminiscent of the iconic A...

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Recap: This Year’s International Spirits Challenge, Boutique Wine Awards, Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards

International Spirits Challenge (ISC)   About the Awards:   The International Spirits Challenge is noted as one of the most authoritative and influential spirits competitions in the world. The ISC recognises three key areas of the industry: tasting, design and packaging, and marketing. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of ...

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