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Wild Turkey Releases First Advert with Matthew McConaughey

Wild Turkey Releases First Advert with Matthew McConaughey

Wild Turkey has released its first advertisement, directed by and featuring the brand's new Creative Director , Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. The advert is also the first instalment of Wild Turkey's global "It'll Find You" campaign, which aims to reintroduce existing and new bourbon drinkers to the brand. The advert, narrated by McConaughey to music from New Orleans' The Hot 8 Brass Ba...

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Logan Releases Clementine Pinot Gris

Logan Releases Clementine Pinot Gris

Not to be mistaken by its colour, this new release from Logan Wines is in fact a pinot gris. The Logan 2016 Clementine Pinot Gris has been released by winemaker Peter Logan to celebrate his 20 th vintage and is named after his and his wife, Logan General Manager, Hannah Logan’s daughter. Peter Logan left the juice from the pinot gris grapes to ferment for two weeks on the darker-coloured pinot gris skins...

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Richard Oppy: What the AB InBev Takeover Will Look Like in Australia

Richard Oppy: What the AB InBev Takeover Will Look Like in Australia

There are just over three weeks left until Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takes over SABMiller and its subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), in the Australian market. From the beginning of October, CUB will begin managing AB InBev's reputable international brands, while existing SABMiller Managing Director and CUB CEO, Ari Mervis, will step down, passing over the leadership of Australia's lea...

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Editor's Pick: Champagne and Sparkling Rosé

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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Ros é Distributor: Domaine Wine Shippers RRP: $130-150 A vibrant salmon pink colour, with a long and delicate refined palate. This is an elegant wine of top quality. G.H. Mumm Brut Rosé Distributor: Pernod Ricard Australia RRP:  $87.99 A stylish rosé Champagne with a deep pink colour. There is a yeasty over-note and savoury and lushness in aroma and on the palate. Recomm...

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Interview: 2017 Winemaker of Year Sarah Crowe

Interview: 2017 Winemaker of Year Sarah Crowe

Sarah Crowe, Winemaker at Yarra Yering, was recently announced as James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year for 2017, marking the first time that a female winemaker has been acknowledged by the revered award. Interestingly, in her early days of winemaking, Sarah worked at Brokenwood Wines in the Hunter Valley, which was launched by Halliday and friends Tony Albert and John Beeston in 1970. Sarah has carved a...

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Australian Beer Festival Returning October 2016

Australian Beer Festival Returning October 2016

The annual Australian Beer Festival will be returning this October for its 12 th year. The four-day festival, to be held from the 14 th to 16 th , will see The Rocks host Sydney’s ultimate celebration of beer and cider. Event attendees can expect 30 stalls to line Cumberland and Gloucester streets, showcasing some of the Australian craft brews. More than 30 Australian breweries will be represented this ...

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Sidewood Estate Goes 'Green'

Sidewood Estate Goes

Sidewood Estate in the Adelaide Hills has been awarded Entwine membership (Environmental Viticulture) through the Australian Wine Research Institute and Freshcare for its environmental and sustainable initiatives at its primary vineyard Ashwood Estate. Entwine Australia is the Australian wine industry’s sustainability program that was set up to support growers and winemakers in demonstrating and improvin...

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Institute of Masters of Wine Welcomes Thirteen New Members

Institute of Masters of Wine Welcomes Thirteen New Members

The Institute of Masters of Wine has welcomed 13 new members from eight countries, including Australia, China, France, India, Ireland, Taiwan, the UK and USA. The new MWs are Richard Ballantyne (UK), Bree Boskov (Australia), Barbara Boyle (Ireland), Matt Deller (USA), Matthew Forster (UK), Sonal Holland (India), Jeremy Lithgow (UK), Mary Margaret McCamic (USA), Iain Munson (France), Mick O’Connell (Irelan...

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Less Than Four Weeks Until Entry Closes to Bacardi Legacy 2016/2017

Less Than Four Weeks Until Entry Closes to Bacardi Legacy 2016/2017

There are now less than four weeks until entry closes to the 2016/2017 BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Australia. The cocktail competition, now in its fourth chapter, is among the most recognised both in Australia and on the global stage, challenging bartenders to come up with a cocktail Legacy that will stand the test of time and be remembered for years to come, aiming to meet the quality a...

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Coopers Promises Never to Change Its Sparkling Ale in New Campaign

Coopers Promises Never to Change Its Sparkling Ale in New Campaign

Coopers Brewery has launched a national campaign to promote its commitment to keeping the recipe of its Sparkling Ale the same as it has been over the last 150 years. The new advertisement, produced by Adelaide advertising agency KWP!, features Billy Joel's hit song 'Just The Way You Are' and will be shown in cinemas across the country for the next nine weeks. The campaign will also run in digital, print ...

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