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Australian Vintage Limited Revenue up by $11.8 Million

Australian Vintage Limited Revenue up by $11.8 Million

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has reported a full year sales increase by 20% and revenue up by $11.8 million. The winery also reported a full year net profit result of $7.2 million prior to the vineyard lease termination cost of $9.2 million (after tax). AVL's Chief Executive Neil McGuigan stated that "Over the last five years sales of AVL’s three key brands, McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe have almo...

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Craft Beer Home Delivery Service Launches in Australia

Craft Beer Home Delivery Service Launches in Australia

Australian craft beer home delivery service, Small Beer, launched last week with a number of independent craft breweries already on its profile. So far, the Adelaide-based company has signed Mismatch Brewing, Pirate Life, Smiling Samoyed, Hawkers and West City Brewing, and is hoping to stock La Sirene and Big Shed Brewing by month’s end. Small Beer allows customers to either purchase specific beers or joi...

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Meet the Ambassador Behind Ireland's Largest Independent Whiskey Distillery

Meet the Ambassador Behind Ireland

The Walsh Whiskey Distillery is Ireland's largest independently owned distillery, located at the 18th century Royal Oak estate in County Carlow. The distillery was founded by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh in 1999 and both still oversee the distillery today. Walsh Irish Whiskey produces the well-known Writers Tears and The Irishman whiskies and exports to over 40 countries. Until recently, Bernard and Rosemar...

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Nepenthe to Get Aussies Back to Drinking Local Sauvignon Blanc

Nepenthe to Get Aussies Back to Drinking Local Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc firmly remains Australia's most popular wine varietal by value, according to IRi MarketEdge Liquor (MAT 31/07/16) and, as the value of New Zealand sauvignon blanc continues to decline, it would seem that there couldn't be a better time to encourage more Australians to get back to drinking local produce. Nepenthe, located in South Australia, has just released its 2016 Altitude Sauvignon Bla...

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Penfolds 389 Topples Big Brother Grange as Australia's Most Collected Wine

Penfolds 389 Topples Big Brother Grange as Australia

Want to know which wines are being collected? Get the inside scoop from the team at Wine Ark – Australia’s ‘wine bank’, storing the national reserve of Australia’s best known and clearly most loved wine brands with the release of 'Australia's Most Collected Wines 2016'. The results may not be all you think they’ll be. It’s almost like ‘wine insider trading’ – knowing who is storing what in the vaults of t...

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Woodford Reserve Increases Availability of Double Oaked in Dan Murphy's and Selected Retailers

Woodford Reserve Increases Availability of Double Oaked in Dan Murphy

Due to the popularity of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked in Australia, the brand will be increasing the availability of the product nationwide from September. The product initially launched with limited allocation in May 2015 through the Woodford Reserve Lighthouse Account program, but following a high level of demand from customers, the brand has decided to increase allocation and expand ranging through Da...

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4 Pines Triples Its Footprint with the Opening of Three New Venues

4 Pines Triples Its Footprint with the Opening of Three New Venues

4 Pines Brewing Company is expanding its offering of beers and baked goods with the opening of three new venues in the next 12 months. The first is a new eatery under the existing BrewPub in Manly, which will open in spring, followed by a brewing facility dedicated to barrel-aged beers in Newport and a hub within the Glen Street Theatre in Belrose that will be dedicated to 4 Pines beer and homemade bread!...

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Spirits Platform Unveils New Branding

Spirits Platform Unveils New Branding

Spirits Platform has unveiled a new brand identity and website to coincide with its first birthday celebrations. A year on since the company launched, the new logo and website aim to better reflect Spirits Platform's portfolio of premium, independently owned brands. The black and white logo depicts an abstract image of a spirit splashing in a glass and a garnish, while the refreshed website brings to lif...

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TWE Doubles Net Profit After Tax and Earnings Per Share

TWE Doubles Net Profit After Tax and Earnings Per Share

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has reported an increase of more than double in Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) and Earnings Per Share (EPS) over the last 12 months, with NPAT at $179.4m and EPS at 25.1 cents per share. The announcement was made during the company's FY16 results presentation on Thursday morning. The company also reported an increase in EBITS of 52 per cent. In Australia and New Zealand alone, EBI...

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Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker, the number one Scotch whisky in the world, recently introduced a new expression – Rye Cask Finish. Rye Cask Finish is a 10-year-old, chill-filtered blended Scotch whisky and has already picked up gold at The International Spirits Challenge 2016 and silver at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender, Jim Beveridge, used whiskies matured for at least ...

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