Product Launches & NPD

Georg Jensen and Heemskerk Release Hallmark Cuvée

Georg Jensen and Heemskerk Release Hallmark Cuvée

Renowned Danish design house Georg Jensen and premium Tasmanian wine producer Heemskerk have joined forces to release the Georg Jensen Hallmark Cuvée by Heemskerk. The Hallmark Cuvée is a crisp and delicate aperitif style that has been made by sparkling winemaker, Trina Smith, using cool climate chardonnay and pinot noir grape varieties. The wine has finely structured acidity and subtle complexity; the in...

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Little Creatures Re-Invents Pilsner

Little Creatures Re-Invents Pilsner

Little Creatures has reinvented its classic pilsner with a more distinctive taste. Inspired by the hoppier and bitter styles of the North German (Friesland) beers, the new pilsner is made with Pilsner malt and German Perle hops. The release of the new brew has also seen Little Creatures hit refresh on its packaging, now resembling the original Creatures' design from its early days in Fremantle. The new Pi...

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Taittinger Releases First Vintage Made Under Family Management

Taittinger Releases First Vintage Made Under Family Management

Champagne Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is one of the most prestigious and anticipated releases made by the house. Comtes is the ultimate expression of Taittinger's 280-year-old style and is only released in years when the vintage is of exceptional quality (so far 2004 and 2005). The latest release is from the 2006 vintage and is made from 100 per cent chardonnay from five of the very b...

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Boizel Brut Reserve to Lead New Champagne Range in Australia

Boizel Brut Reserve to Lead New Champagne Range in Australia

Boizel Champagne has launched in Australia with newly appointed distributor, Crush Fine Wines. The 180 year old, family-owned brand is located in the Epernay region of Champagne and is well-known for its delicate and complex style, with a focus on creating Champagnes that are expressions of the region. Crush Fine Wines will distribute four of Boizel's SKUs here, including the brand's famous Brut Reserve...

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Low Carb Cider Just Got Lower with Magners

Low Carb Cider Just Got Lower with Magners

The lowest carbohydrate cider yet is coming to Australia. Recently released by international cider brand Magners, Magners Blonde contains 75 per cent less carbs and 40 per cent less calories, making it the lowest carb cider on the market. Denis Brown, Managing Director of Bacardi-Lion said the launch follows growing health trends in Australia. “In Australia we know we’re a nation that cares about what we’...

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Absolut Transforms Nightlife Experience

Absolut Transforms Nightlife Experience

Absolut Electrik is the latest phase in Absolut’s continuing efforts to transform the nightlife experience. Building on the Absolut Night campaign, which saw different elements of nightlife in cities around the world transformed, these new end of year, limited edition bottles now look to encourage consumers to do the same at home. Absolut Electrik bottles are available in metallic silver and blue, represe...

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Coopers Clear Gets A New Look

Coopers Clear Gets A New Look

Coopers Brewery has rereleased Coopers Clear with a new look for this summer. Featuring striking tones of blue and silver, the new look aims to highlight the beer's freshness and sessionability, and low carbohydrate credentials. Coopers Clear is Coopers’ fourth largest selling beer behind Coopers Original Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale and Mild Ale 3.5%. After five years since its release, Cam Pearce, National S...

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William Grant premieres rare Kininvie whisky

William Grant premieres rare Kininvie whisky

For the first time this week, William Grant & Sons has released a 23 Year Old whisky from the Kininvie distillery to retail in Australia. Opened in 1990 in Dufftown, Scotland, Kininvie is one of the most reserved distilleries in the world; only released when it is at its very best and even then, just to a select few. The 23 Year Old retails for $210 (350ml bottle) and is a blend of whiskies from ex-bo...

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All Kneel at the Alter of Arras

All Kneel at the Alter of Arras

Marking 20 years of award-winning sparkling winemaking at House of Arras in Tasmania, Chief Winemaker Ed Carr is releasing a 1998 late disgorged sparkling from his cellars. The 1998 House of Arras 20th Anniversary Late Disgorged, after a staggering 16 years on lees, is set to be one of Australia’s greatest ever sparkling wines when it is released by distributor, Accolade Wines this month. The new release ...

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First-Ever Pack Refresh for Stoli

First-Ever Pack Refresh for Stoli

Stoli has rolled out a new, more contemporary looking bottle in the UK this week, which is expected to reach Australia early next year. This is the first time the brand has ever changed the design of its bottle and the brand hopes it will recommunicate its position as a leading premium vodka. The original bottle launched in 1938 The new bottle is slightly taller than the one currently on shelves and feat...

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