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Australia’s First Families of Wine

[divider] In 2009, 12 of Australia’s leading family owned Australian wineries came together to form Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW). Together, the 12 represent generations of winemaking, which have not only upheld the Australian wine industry, but have driven it to where it is today. The group formed to celebrate and share their story. Spanning 16 of Australia’s infamous wine regions and four st...

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Red Island Group Distributes Chase Spirits in Australia

Red Island Group Distributes Chase Spirits in Australia

Distributed by: Red Island Group RRP: Chase Elderflower Liqueur & Chase Rhubarb Liqueur $42.00 Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin $63.00 Chase Potato Vodka $72.00 Chase Marmalade Vodka & Chase Rhubarb Vodka $75.00 Williams Elegant Gin $80.00 Chase Smoked Vodka $90.00   Red Island Group is now distributing Chase Spirits from the UK in Australia. The Chase Distillery is the UK’s first and o...

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Insights: Ger Buckley master cooper for Jameson Irish Whiskey

For 38 years, Ger Buckley has worked as a cooper for Jameson. On a trip to Australia, Ger sat down with drinks trade ’s Mark Henderson and explained his passion for cooperage and working with wood to shape the casks that generate the unique flavour profile of Jameson Irish Whiskey. drinks trade : Welcome to Australia. How are you finding it so far? Ger Buckley: I am loving it. I lived in Sydney for a w...

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Insight: Sam Kurtz from St Hugo

Sitting down with drinks trade ’s Ashley Pini , St Hugo’s chief red winemaker Sam Kurtz looked at 30 years of St Hugo, Chinese wine tastes, an international market push, his history in wine and explained what the future might have in store for St Hugo. drinks trade : It’s been 30 years, are there big birthday plans for St Hugo? SK: We have got a 30-year retrospective tasting in the Barossa where we wil...

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