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Brown-Forman Australia Grows Net Sales by 9%

Brown-Forman Australia Grows Net Sales by 9%

Brown-Forman Corporation announced its 2016 financial results on Wednesday, reporting a 2 per cent decrease in net sales to $4,011 million for the year. Despite a dip in net sales however, the Corporation grew its operating income by 49 per cent, helped by the sale of Southern Comfort and Tuaca in January. Brown-Forman Australia delivered positive results for the Corporation, growing net sales by 12 per...

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New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

With cold weather quickly approaching, Willie Smith’s is bringing to market an innovative collaboration featuring two Tasmanian businesses deemed the 'Tassie Bock'. Joining forces with the team at the relatively new Hobart Brewing Co., Willie Smith’s has created a rare Smoked Apple Bock. The uniqueness of the brew also required the aid of Lark Distillery and is being touted as a labour of love that will g...

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Five Gins to Try this World Gin Day

Five Gins to Try this World Gin Day

World Gin Day is just around the corner (on the 11th of June, to be precise) and we are getting ready to celebrate all things gin. For your juniper-based enjoyment, we've put together a few recommendations that you might like to try. Hippocampus Gin  (RRP $79.99, distributed by Memorable Drinks )  Hippocampus gin was recently awarded a gold medal in the highly prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Compe...

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Malfy Gin to be Distributed by Think Spirits

Malfy Gin to be Distributed by Think Spirits

Think Spirits has announced the addition of Malfy Gin to their distribution portfolio. Managing Director of Think Spirits, Patrick Borg, said of the addition, “We are honoured to introduce Biggar & Leith’s first innovative brand, Malfy Gin, into the Australian market. Malfy is in my opinion one of the most interesting gin brands to hit our shores and I have full confidence in this brand’s success.” Ma...

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CUB Expands Spirits Portfolio for the First Time in Several Years

CUB Expands Spirits Portfolio for the First Time in Several Years

Australian brewer of VB, Cascade and Carlton Draught beer brands, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), has expanded its spirits and RTD offering for the first time in several years with the release of four new products. The new products fall within the mid-strength RTD and premium categories and support CUB's Cougar and Black Douglas RTD ranges specifically. The mid-strength options will extend to Cougar...

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TWE Streamlines US Supply Chain as the Integration of Diageo's Wine Business Continues

TWE Streamlines US Supply Chain as the Integration of Diageo

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced a number of significant changes to its wine supply and production network in the US as the company continues to integrate the newly acquired  Diageo wine business . TWE will begin consolidating production in California in the Central and North Coast regions, with Luxury wine production focused at the Beringer winery and Masstige wine at the Paso Robles winery. Pro...

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New Thomas and Eileen Hardy Vintages

New Thomas and Eileen Hardy Vintages

Hardys Wines has released several new vintages from the acclaimed Thomas and Eileen Hardy ranges. These wines are currently available from Accolade Wines. The new releases include the Eileen Hardy 2014 Chardonnay ($95), 2014 Pinot Noir ($95) and 2013 Shiraz ($125), as well as the 2013 vintage of the Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon ($130). The ranges pay tribute to Hardys' founder, Thomas, and the family’s...

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Aaron Ridgway Appointed Head of Market, Americas for Wine Australia

Aaron Ridgway Appointed Head of Market, Americas for Wine Australia

Wine Australia's new Head of Market, Americas - Aaron Ridgway Former National Sales Manager at Negociants USA has been appointed Head of Market, Americas for Wine Australia. Ridgway will be responsible for overseeing the promotion of Australian wine in the region. "The American markets are vital for the Australian wine sector," Ridgway said. "I am honoured to be appointed to head up Wine Australia...

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Negociants Australia and Samuel Smith & Son Announce Changes to Distribution Portfolios

Negociants Australia and Samuel Smith & Son Announce Changes to Distribution Portfolios

Negociants Australia and Samuel Smith & Son have announced changes to their portfolios, effective 1st July 2016. The first change sees Wirra Wirra moving their distribution from Negociants Australia to Samuel Smith & Son. After a successful 23-year partnership with Negociants, Wirra Wirra will be the first McLaren winery to be featured in the Samuel Smith & Son offering. Paul Midolo, Director ...

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Rekorderlig Brings New Winter Campaign Fika Down Under

Rekorderlig Brings New Winter Campaign Fika Down Under

The Swedes have got it just right. In the long cold months of winter, the people of Sweden celebrate Fika - a traditional social custom where people slow down, take a break, and appreciate the good things in life over hot drinks and a few nibbles. With our own winter almost upon us, Swedish brand Rekorderlig is bringing Fika ‘Down Under’ to showcase its popular Spiced Äpple Cider. A unique combination of ...

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