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Registration Open for Wine Australia’s Exporter Update 2016

Registration Open for Wine Australia’s Exporter Update 2016

Wine Australia’s Exporter Update 2016 is now open for registration. Australian wine exporters are invited to attend the free event at the National Wine Centre, to be held on Wednesday 2 November 2016. The event will investigate the “changing economic and consumer landscapes in key export markets and export opportunities”, hosted by Wine Australia’s Heads of Market and the pre-eminent wine commentator, Rob...

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Calabria Set for Overseas Markets with New Winery and Warehouse

Calabria Set for Overseas Markets with New Winery and Warehouse

Calabria Family Wines has purchased a new winery, cellar door and warehouse down the road from its existing homestead in the Riverina, New South Wales. The site, previously owned by The Wine Group, will increase the company's annual storage and production capacity to over 40 million litres and 2 million cases respectively, making it one of Australia's largest family-owned wineries. Since 1945, Calabria ha...

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Diageo Australia's David Smith: How We Can Grow the Spirits Category

Diageo Australia

Diageo Australia has had a strong year in terms of growth, innovation and investment. The business opened the new Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience in Queensland, launched a $20 million investment into the RTD category, continued to advocate on responsible drinking and Australia’s nighttime economy, and leveraged on long-term partnerships with the NRL and celebrity Matt Preston. The business also saw a cha...

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Hahn SuperDry Refuses to Settle with Latest Campaign

Hahn SuperDry Refuses to Settle with Latest Campaign

Hahn Superdry 'Never Settle' Hahn SuperDry has just unveiled its latest campaign entitled ‘Never Settle’, coaxing consumers from their "comfort zone" and establishing a true brand meaning for Hahn. The multi-million dollar campaign will convey inspirational messages to drive home the idea that one's routine of comfort should not rob them of what life has to offer. The campaign will be one of Hahn's large...

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Clive Owen and Paolo Sorrentino Replace Campari Calendar

Clive Owen and Paolo Sorrentino Replace Campari Calendar

One year on from the mesmerising images of Kate Hudson, Campari is shaking things up, leaving behind its highly-anticipated annual Calendar and releasing a series of short films instead. The Campari Red Diaries is a 12-part series, which will be released on a month by month basis. The first in the series has been created by award-winning actor, Clive Owen, and internationally renowned Director, Paolo Sorr...

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CCA and Molson Coors Extend Distribution Agreement

CCA and Molson Coors Extend Distribution Agreement

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) extended its distribution agreement with Molson Coors this week, agreeing to also manage the American brewer's new Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) and Miller Chill beers in Australia. The two beers will join Molson Coors' Coors Light and Blue Moon brands in Australia, which have been managed by CCA since 2013. CCA's Managing Director of Alcohol and Coffee, Shane Richardson said, “This ne...

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Thibaut Le Mailloux: Growth Opportunities for Australia's Champagne Market

Thibaut Le Mailloux: Growth Opportunities for Australia

On a recent trip to Australia to announce the winners of the prestigious  Vin de Champagne Awards , Thibaut Le Mailloux, Communications Director of Comité Interprofessionnel duVin de Champagne (CIVC), spoke with  drinks  bulletin about the future of Champagne in Australia. CIVC is the official association for grape growers and houses in Champagne and Thibaut is one of the most qualified individuals to tal...

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IBISWorld: Alcohol Consumption to Reach All Time Low

IBISWorld: Alcohol Consumption to Reach All Time Low

A new report released by IBISWorld this week, predicts that alcohol consumption in Australia will reach an all-time low in 2016-17. Researchers are estimating figures that will put consumption at the lowest it's been in the last 50 years. Alcohol consumption in Australia has been consistently declining over the last few years. Now, IBISWorld expects per capita alcohol consumption will decrease by a furthe...

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Top 10 Finalists: Patron's Perfectionist Cocktail Competition

Top 10 Finalists: Patron

The Australian edition of the Patron Perfectionist Cocktail Competition is set to be held next Tuesday, 18 October at The Island in Sydney. Over the last few weeks, the brand has been working its way through over 115 entries to select the top ten finalists who will compete for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Hacienda Patrón in Mexico. The finalists include: Mitchell Gurrin from The Dominion League, WA...

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Bacardi Throws Support Behind Australia's Nightlife

Bacardi Throws Support Behind Australia

Bacardi has launched a new campaign that supports Australia's nightlife and its key cultural influencers. Through a series of events in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne and a three-part video series, the brand will challenge the issues the industry is currently facing by showcasing the positive side of Australia's nightlife. Between October and December this year, Bacardi will partner with some of Australi...

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