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Tmall.com Launches as New Export Channel For Australian Wines

Tmall.com Launches as New Export Channel For Australian Wines

Wine Australia and Alibaba group have joined forces to launch a flagship Australian wine online store that will further provide an avenue for Chinese consumers to purchase Australian wines. Tmall.com will initially stock ten brands from eight wine regions, including Brokenwood, Coriole, John Duval, Pikes and Voyager Estate. Tmall.com has been constructed and operated by vinehoo.com , a leading online win...

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Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo is commemorating The Rolling Stones' 1972 North American Tour, also known as the 'Tequila Sunrise Tour', with the release of two limited edition bottles with Rolling Stones branding this month. According to legend, on the first night of the band's North American tour, the group drank Jose Cuervo Tequila Sunrise cocktails at The Trident bar in San Francisco. The blend of the Cuervo family's blu...

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Chinese Craft Brewers Go After Australian Water Producer

Chinese Craft Brewers Go After Australian Water Producer

A local water producer has received interest from a number of Chinese craft breweries after it was awarded a gold medal at the 5th China International High-end Drinking Water Industry Expo 2016. Managing Director of PH8, Kym Dickeson, told The Lead South Australia that the award has sparked conversations with a number of Chinese craft breweries who are looking to increase the quality of their craft beers ...

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Sydney Craft Beer Week to Host Its Own Awards in 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week to Host Its Own Awards in 2016

  Sydney Craft Beer Week will launch its own awards night during this year's program, dedicated to celebrating the people behind Australia's craft beer industry. Event organisers decided to develop an independent set of awards for the festival after the Craft Beer Industry Association made the decision to move away from its national Craft Beer Awards, usually run in conjunction with Sydney Craft Beer...

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Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Unveils American Serve RTD

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American Serve is a new range of ready-to-drink (RTD) cans that brings fans of Jack Daniel's a new way to enjoy the much loved Tennessee whiskey brand. The range sees the experience of mixing Jack Daniel's Old No.7 with Cola, Traditional Lemonade and Dry to consumers at home. Brought to Australia following increased popularity and demand for the brand, the new range aims to give consumers more opportunity...

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Heineken 3 Launches in Australian Market

Heineken 3 Launches in Australian Market

Heineken is executing its largest ever Australian marketing campaign, starting with the launch of Heineken 3 last Friday August 26th. Australia is also the first market globally to launch the brand. Heineken describes its new brand as one that will allow consumers to “Have It All”. The product will boast lower calories (86 calories per bottle) and lower carbohydrates (5 grams per bottle). Don’t assume tas...

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De Bortoli Shows New Branding on Woodfired Shiraz Release

De Bortoli Shows New Branding on Woodfired Shiraz Release

De Bortoli has released the first wine to feature its new branding. The Woodfired Heathcote Shiraz 2015 is the first to feature the all-new De Bortoli Family Winemakers logo, which was created as part of a rebrand that also included the winery's website at the beginning of August. The updated branding will continue to roll out across De Bortoli's portfolio of wines from now. The Woodfired Shiraz has bee...

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Coopers Limited Edition: Dr Tim's Traditional Ale in 440ml Can

Coopers Limited Edition: Dr Tim

Coopers Brewery is celebrating the 60th birthday of its Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr Tim Cooper, with a limited edition 440ml can of his eponymous beer, Dr Tim's Traditional Ale, this month. The release marks the first time that the brewery has released a 440ml can. 20,000 cases of the limited edition can are available and each is expected to retail for the same price as the existing 375ml can. ...

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What's in a Label?

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When it comes to talking about wine labels, it is evident that every brand is unified on one thing - that what’s on the outside of the bottle, is just as important as what’s on the inside. H andpicked Wines, which was voted as one of Australia’s ‘Top 10 Best New Wineries’ in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2015, has won multiple awards for its wine labels. The winery’s Selections label won Best in Show at...

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CCA's Shane Richardson Reveals Forecasts for Second Half of FY16

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Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced its FY16 half year results last Friday. The group reported a positive 3.2 per cent increase in Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to $326.9 million, while the company's Alcohol and Coffee business reported growth in EBIT by 33.6 per cent. In an interview with drinks bulletin, CCA's Managing Director of Alcohol and Coffee, Shane Richardson, revealed his forecasts for...

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