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Bondi’s Liquorland Closed After Selling Alcohol to a Minor

Bondi’s Liquorland Closed After Selling Alcohol to a Minor

The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) has closed Bondi Junction’s Liquorland for 14 days, after it was caught selling alcohol to minors. This is the first time a major supermarket chain has been closed for such an offence. Liquorland in Eastgate Shopping Centre was found selling alcohol to a 16 year old using a 22 year old man’s expired driver’s licence. According to OLGR, the licence clearly...

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Eight Venues to Open Under Merivale Group by February

Eight Venues to Open Under Merivale Group by February

Merivale has announced that it will be unveiling eight new venues by February. Venues joining Merivale include the iconic Newport Arms Hotel, The Paddington, J&M, Queen Victoria Hotel, Fred’s, Sussex 1854, Wine bar, King Street and Chicken Shop. Justin Hemmes, Merivale CEO said:   “This intense period of Merivale’s growth is such an exhilarating time for the group. It’s the excitement of diversity and...

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Fassina Liquor Celebrates 40 Years of Trading in SA

Fassina Liquor Celebrates 40 Years of Trading in SA

SA-based family owned liquor retail group, Fassina Liquor is celebrating its 40 th year of trading this week. The family’s first store was opened in 1975 by Italian migrant, Joe Fassina. Beginning as a bottling hall on the Somerton Park site, today the Fassina family operate 8 liquor stores around Australia. Three generations are now involved in the family business, with Joe’s children and grandchildren ...

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TWE Announces Second Phase of Cuts

TWE Announces Second Phase of Cuts

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its second phase of cuts to the business this year. Originally announced at TWE’s 2015 Full Year Results presentation in August, the cuts aim to reduce costs across the business’ supply chain. Since August, TWE has been busy implementing the first phase of its plans. Now moving into the second phase, the business will begin to make further overhead and asset cuts ...

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SA Government Reviews Licensing Laws

SA Government Reviews Licensing Laws

For the first time in almost 20 years, the South Australian Government is currently reviewing the Liquor Licensing Act. Acting Premier, John Rau said the time is right for a review of the act. “The current legislation is the product of layer upon layer of amendments laying over the original act during the last 20 years." Mr. Rau said that recent amendments to the act that have benefitted small venue licen...

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Paramount Liquor Sets Up in Sydney

Paramount Liquor Sets Up in Sydney

Victorian wholesaler Paramount Liquor has opened a new distribution warehouse in Sydney as it continues to expand its own exclusive portfolio of brands. Founder Mark Rowe told drinks bulletin the company’s new Sydney base is a 4000 square metre warehouse in Homebush Bay, allowing for turnover of between $150 million and $200 million worth of business a year. The company has three representatives on the ...

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Australia’s First Families of Wine Back Masters of Wine Tour

Australia’s First Families of Wine Back Masters of Wine Tour

The Institute of the Masters of Wine (IMW) will arrive in Australia next week, October 4, when they will begin their tour of Australia. The 47 Masters of Wine (MW) will visit Sydney, the Hunter Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Goulburn Valley, King Valley, Rutherglen, McLaren Vale, Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley to gain an insight into Australia’s leading wine produci...

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Change of Leadership at Brown Brothers

Change of Leadership at Brown Brothers

Brown Brothers' new CEO, Dean Carroll Brown Brothers appointed Dean Carroll as its new Chief Executive Officer this week, replacing CEO of five years, Roland Wahlquist. The change in leadership at the company is a result of Mr. Wahlquist’s decision to retire. Mr. Wahlquist joined Brown Brothers in 1990 as Chief Winemaker, before taking on the role of General Manager and later CEO. “Roland’s focused leade...

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Heineken Unveils Rugby World Cup 2015 Campaign in Australia

Heineken Unveils Rugby World Cup 2015 Campaign in Australia

During this year’s Rugby World Cup, Heineken will be encouraging fans to embrace the spirit of the tournament through a multi-channel campaign that will include experiential and digital activity across Australia. As a worldwide partner for Rugby World Cup 2015, Heineken is hoping that the campaign will bring fans in Australia closer to the action. The campaign will see Heineken partner with key venues nat...

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Paul Schaafsma New CEO of Accolade Wines

Paul Schaafsma New CEO of Accolade Wines

Accolade Wines has appointed its General Manager of the UK and Ireland, Paul Schaafsma as Chief Executive Officer. As a result, current CEO of the company, John Ratcliffe will become Deputy Chairman. Mr. Schaafsma has been involved in the wine industry for almost 20 years, having worked in Australia, the UK, Europe and Africa. For the past three years, Mr. Schaafsma has been heading up the largest divisio...

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