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Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. has just revealed Midnight in Bombay. The dark spiced wheat ale is the third release from their single batch Brewshed Collection. The unfiltered all-malt wheat ale is gypsy-brewed at Blackmans Brewery in Torquay. Inspired by a recent trip to India, Chief Brewing Officer Hamish Reed infuses traditional flavours of the region into the brew. Roasted malt, smooth aniseed, cocoa and smoky...

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Wolf Blass Scores Partnership with Manchester City Football Club

Wolf Blass Scores Partnership with Manchester City Football Club

Wolf Blass has partnered up with Manchester City Football Club as the Official Wine Partner of Manchester City Football Club for Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and Mexico. Following on from current agreements with the National Basketball Association of China and professional baseball organizations in Japan and Korea, this partnership will further expand Wolf Blass’ status as a leading sports sponsor. T...

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Australia's Top Performing Categories

Australia

The latest figures from IRI (to 01/05/16) shows the top performing - and underperforming - categories in the Australian off-premise right now. Leading the market is beer, in particular Full-Strength beer, which currently represents 32.7 per cent of the total liquor sold in the off-premise. Shortly behind beer in terms of value is wine, accounting for $4,171,977 of the total industry's dollars, which is be...

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A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

Robe Town Brewery in South Australia has released a beer made from ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit. The ingredient is formed in the intestines of whales and is often hard to come by, but the brewery landed on a piece on the beaches near Robe, so thought...why not see what it tastes like in one of its beers? The very limited edition Moby Dick Ambergris Ale 7.4%ABV has been described by Robe Town ...

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Lion Expands Beer Business in New Zealand with Panhead

Lion Expands Beer Business in New Zealand with Panhead

Lion New Zealand has finalised an agreement to acquire one of the country's most well-known and successful craft breweries. The acquisition of Panhead Custom Ales will come into effect on 1 July this year, making it the fourth craft brewery owned by Lion in New Zealand. Lion is now New Zealand's largest beverage company and brewer, with other breweries including The Pride in South Auckland as well as Spei...

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All-New Australian Italian Wine Awards

All-New Australian Italian Wine Awards

This year, the Riverina Wine Show in Griffith will play host to the launch of the inaugural Australian Italian Wine Awards. The all-new awards will showcase the growth and interest in Italian varietal wines in Australia, while providing a unique forum to raise the profile of Italian cultivars amongst consumers. 2016 marks 100 years since Italians first settled in Griffith. Since then, the Italian popula...

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There's no Cheers without a Cause! Negroni Week back for it's Third Year

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Global charity event Negroni Week will be returning in June this year, stronger than ever. Made possible by Campari’s ongoing partnership with Imbibe Magazine, this will be the event’s third year running. Marketing campaign "There's no cheers without a cause" hopes to see this year's international involvement and fundraising efforts more successful than ever. First launching globally back in 2013 with a...

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Zuidam Distillery Avoids Legal Action

Zuidam Distillery Avoids Legal Action

The Zuidam Distillery in Holland has managed to avoid further legal action from Berry Bros. and Rudd by agreeing to change the name of its rum 'Flying Dutchman No.3'. The distillery was threatened by the UK-based wine and spirits supplier back in April . Lawyers  representing Berry Bros. and Rudd said the rum breached the company's international trademark of 'No.3'. TradeMarks Australia told Savant Spiri...

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Margan Vermouth - the World's First Off-Dry Semillon Vermouth

Margan Vermouth - the World

Margan Family Wines is breaking ground with the world’s first vintage off-dry Semillon vermouth. The family team, comprising of husband and wife Andrew and Lisa Margan, as well as children Ollie, Alessa and James, is renowned for their winemaking. Having already celebrated 20 years of award-winning wine, the creation of the new Margan Vermouth promises to be an innovative twist on the traditional fortifie...

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The World's Biggest Beverage Brands

The World

The name ‘megabrand’ has an uneasy positioning in the alcoholic beverage market, and while many look on with envy at brands holding market leading positions, a mixture of Australia’s infamous tall poppy syndrome and nationals choosing the best known and most loved brands to lead on price with can cause even the world’s largest brands to feel the pinch. That being said, when a leader gets behind its own ca...

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