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ALSA Announces Young Retailer of the Year

ALSA YOUNG LIQUOR RETAILER OF THE YEAR   ALSA was excited to receive applications from across Australia for the inaugural Young Liquor Retailer of the Year Award. The award was established to recognise and reward exceptional young liquor retailers, and to promote the diversity of career opportunities available in retail liquor.   We are is proud to announce that the winner of the inaugural ALSA ...

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Christmas and New Year Trading Hours by State

There have been a number of legislative changes to Christmas and New Year trading hours this year. Below is a list of public holidays state-by-state, as well as information on applications to extend hours over the celebratory period. New South Wales South Australia Queensland Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve, the sale and supply of alcohol must finish at 12 midnight regardless of whether you have approved e...

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Breweries to Watch in 2016

It’s hard to reconcile the continued decline in beer consumption in Australia with the surge in brewery openings across the country throughout 2015. The disconnect can be explained by the fact that many of the new breweries opening on an almost weekly basis are focused on serving their local communities. N ew South Wales has seen the openings of Camperdown’s Wayward Brewing, Enmore’s The Grifter Brewing C...

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Casella Pushes for Premium Footprint

  Casella Family Brands will release two new vintages into its premium Limited Release range early next year and in the lead up, is encouraging media and trade to try the   The 2010 vintages of Casella Family Brands' premium Limited Release range are now ready in bottle   looking great. The anticipated release date is early next year and as the company awaits the official launch to market, ...

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Arras 2006 Blanc de Blanc is Champion of National Show and Ed Carr Winemaker of the Year

The House of Arras 2006 Blanc de Blanc last night won the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show at the Dan Murphy's National Wine Show, while on the same evening, House of Arras Chief Winemaker, Ed Carr, was honoured in Adelaide being awarded Winemaker of the Year at the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology’s Awards for Excellence. Quite the evening for Accolade. Capping off a ...

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Jack Daniel's Celebrates Sinatra's 100th Anniversary with Limited Edition Release

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This Christmas marks the 100 th anniversary of American music legend and Jack Daniel’s greatest fan, Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was well known by many to have a bottle of Jack Daniel’s with him on stage every night and today the brand considers him as the man responsible for putting the famous Tennessee whiskey into the spotlight worldwide. To honour Sinatra’s birthday, Jack Daniel’s is releasing two incredi...

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Minister for Agriculture Announces New Directors of Australian Grape and Wine Authority

The Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has announced the names of the four new Directors of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). The new directors are Mr. David Dearie, Managing Director of Eastwind Consulting and former CEO of Treasury Wine Estates; Mr. Keith Todd, General Manager Global Operations, Accolade Wines; Ms. Mary Retallack, Managing Director of Retallack Viticulture; and Mr. E...

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U.G.L.Y. in the air!

The Leukaemia Foundation’s 2015 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition is well underway in Queensland and a record number of U.G.L.Y. bartenders have registered for the six week U.G.L.Y.-iness campaign which will wrap up in QLD on 14 September 2015 Meanwhile bartenders across the rest of Australia including SA, NT, WA, VIC, TAS & NSW have been busy U.G.L.Y.fying themselves and registering for the...

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YOUR TITLE GOES HERE

ASM Liquor Pty Ltd. (ASM) and Totem Onelove Group have signed an agreement for Vodka O to stand as the official Vodka Partner for Stereosonic 2015. ASM’s Tequila Blu will also feature in VIP bars as the official Tequila for the festival. Nick Mann, Marketing Director, for ASM commented: “This is an extremely exciting partnership for ASM and Vodka O®. Vodka O® is Australian made and owned and it seems righ...

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Peter Gambetta Displays Yalumba Portfolio

Peter Gambetta presented a range of wines from the Yalumba portfolio to wine media at Bistro Moncur in Sydney today, including Heggies, Smith & Hooper, Ringbolt and Yalumba The Cigar and The Menzies. Peter Gambetta joined Yalumba in 2002 and is responsible for making the Rare & Fine collection from the Coonawarra, Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon and its younger sibling The Cigar. “Working w...

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