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AFFW 'Next Gens' Tour with New Zealand's Family of Twelve

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New Zealand’s Family of Twelve has invited Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) to participate in a three-day tour, starting October 13. The tour will be an educational trip for 19   of AFFW’s ‘Next Gens’, building on the shared values of both AFFW and the Family of Twelve to promote premium wine on the local and world   stages. Participants will begin the tour with a visit to Glengarry Wines on Thu...

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AB InBev Completes SABMiller Mega-Merger

AB InBev Completes SABMiller Mega-Merger

AB InBev completed its multi-billion acquisition of SABMiller on 11 October, having divested several the joint companies' brands in Europe, Asia, and the US, which had been holding up final regulatory approvals. The mega-merger created Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, the world's largest brewer. The acquisition saw AB InBev sell Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brand families in Europe to Asahi Group Holdings, whi...

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Dan Murphy's Taking Pre-Orders on 2012 Penfolds Grange

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Dan Murphy’s is offering customers the opportunity to purchase the 2012 Penfolds Grange ahead of its national launch scheduled for October 20, 2016. The online pre-sale opening will be held on Thursday 13 October on the Dan Murphy’s website. Of the 2012 vintage, Dan Murphy’s wine panel member and Master of Wine Andrew Calliard said, “It is a transcendent and powerfully expressive Grange harking back to Ma...

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Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith's is set to launch two new ciders, the French Blend and Kingston Black, at the Australian Cider Festival October 8, 2016. The limited edition ciders are made from traditional apple cider varieties, created to challenge and delight cider-lovers. Willie Smith’s Head Cider Maker, Dr. Time Jones, has drawn from his recent research trip to France, where a rich traditional cider-making heritage can...

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4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Company has released the Hoppy Doppelbock, its latest small batch instalment of the Keller Door Collection. An interpretation of the classic German style, 4 Pines has added hops to the beer, giving it a unconventional twist. Each Keller Door release is designed to challenge beer enthusiasts to understand the process, ingredients and innovation involved in the brews. The individual realases...

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Brown Brothers and MIMCO Launch Limited Edition Prosecco Bottles

Brown Brothers and MIMCO Launch Limited Edition Prosecco Bottles

Brown Brothers has partnered with iconic Australian accessories brand MIMCO to create a limited edition Prosecco and Prosecco Rosé bottle release. Launching in-store this month, Brown Brothers' signature crisp Prosecco and Prosecco Rosé, with lively apple and citrus notes, will be available in the bottles featuring MIMCO’s signature ‘Supernatural’ motif, coloured with hues of matte black and rose gold. ...

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Bacardi Legacy Top 50 Australian Bartenders Announced

Bacardi Legacy Top 50 Australian Bartenders Announced

The Top 50 bartenders through to the finals of the 2016/2017 Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Australia have been announced. According to the judges, this year's competition received a record number of entries. Bacardi Brand Ambassadors, Loy Catada, Sean Forsyth and Andy Wren selected the Top 50 based on the ability of their cocktails to stand the test of time as a Legacy, alongside drinks su...

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d'Arenberg Unveils New-Look Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Shiraz

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The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red from McLaren Vale Winery d’Arenberg has updated its bottle design for the first time in over 24 years, with a new stylish and sophisticated graphic that gives a fresh face to a classic favourite. The new label is adorned with gold, silver and copper foil colours and features peppermint leaves and abstract interpretations of bubbles, simultaneously representing the wine...

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Diageo Proposes 'Spirits Exemption' from Container Deposit Scheme

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Diageo Australia has released a statement to the New South Wales Government on its position on the proposed container deposit scheme, calling for all spirits-based drinks to be exempt. Currently, 'spirits in glass containers' are exempt from the scheme but not liqueurs. The business is calling for the Government to align itself with South Australia's scheme, where all 'spirituous liquor' (including liqueu...

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XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager has undergone a major brand refreshment, revealing its contemporary new packaging aimed at the ‘new generation’ of beer consumers. Coinciding with the debut is the release of XXXX Summer Bright Lager with Mango, an easy-drinking, low-bitterness beer blended with sweet mango flavour at 4 percent ABV. Inspired by the Australian beach environment, the new packaging offers a clean des...

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