Product Launches & NPD

Teeling Whiskey Company Begins Exports from Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Company Begins Exports from Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Company has begun exporting Irish single malt whiskey from its new Dublin distillery; the newest distillery to be built in the capital of Ireland in 125 years. The new distillery was opened to meet growing demand as the category faces revival for the first time since the declines of the late 19 th century. The opening will ensure that Teeling Whiskey Company has complete control over prod...

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Above All Else - Asahi Super Dry’s Largest Investment to Date

Above All Else - Asahi Super Dry’s Largest Investment to Date

Asahi Super Dry's latest integrated campaign has launched across Australia. The second TVC to be released by the brand in Australia, ‘Above All Else’ represents the brand’s largest investment to date, following the beer's recent growth across international markets. Running until the end of 2015, the new campaign promotes the beer’s standard for quality and taste as Japan’s first dry beer. "Above All Else ...

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Asahi and Schweppes Sweep up Popular Water Brand

Asahi and Schweppes Sweep up Popular Water Brand

Schweppes Australia and Asahi Premium Beverages are now distributing the popular water brand, VOSS Water of Norway. The new, exclusive distribution agreement covers both Australia and New Zealand. Popular with consumers for its unique glass bottle and Norwegian artesian spring water, VOSS has experienced rapid growth in Australia, and VOSS Group CEO Jack Belsito hopes the new distribution agreement will h...

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Wynns Coonawarra 2015 Collection

Wynns Coonawarra 2015 Collection

Available through Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the 2015 Wynnsday collection is a selection of seven of the latest, premium vintage releases from Wynns Coonawarra. Inspired by Wynns' past and future, the collection includes the anticipated and flagship 2012 Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and Wynns Michael Shiraz, alongside five Single Vineyard releases from Wynns’ Childs vineyard. Commenting on the ...

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Latest Draught Beer Technology

Latest Draught Beer Technology

Australian inventor, Streamline Beverage has developed a new piece of technology that makes beer, cider and wine on draught visible from the tap. The translucent beer-fount technology allows consumers to see the range of beverages on draught before they’ve been poured, while publicans can also check the quality of the line. “Brewers and winemakers work hard to make sure the product is perfect when it goes...

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Australian Vintage Launch NV Nepenthe Prestige Cuvée Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Australian Vintage Launch NV Nepenthe Prestige Cuvée Chardonnay Pinot Noir

NV Nepenthe Prestige Cuvée Chardonnay Pinot Noir VARIETY The Altitude Prestige Cuvée is a traditional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend; made in the Cremant method. VINTAGE Coming in at an RRP of $20 expect to see this good clean sparkling making waves this Spring Carnival and at Christmas. Good fruit purity and well balanced acidicty. The cooler evenings enjoyed in the Adelaide Hills even during blistering...

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Thatchers Gold Cider to be Available in 330ml Bottles

Thatchers Gold Cider to be Available in 330ml Bottles

In a move designed to strengthen the brand’s share of the Australian cider market, Thatchers Gold cider has announced the introduction of 330ml bottles later this year. Cam Pearce, National Sales and Marketing Director for Coopers (which distributes the brand through Premium Beverages) said the 330ml bottles would be fully integrated into Australia by October. “While the UK prefers the 500ml bottle, it is...

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Mateus Rosé Original Launches Updated Bottle Design in Australia

Mateus Rosé Original Launches Updated Bottle Design in Australia

Mateus Rosé Original has introduced updated packaging across Australia, featuring a new clear glass bottle. The move was designed to showcase the liquid’s vibrant colouring and allow consumers not familiar with the brand to recognise the product on-shelf as a rosé. Mateus pioneered its original flask-shape bottle when the product came to market in 1942, with the same unique bottle shape (updated in colour...

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TV Personality Graham Norton Takes a Hand at Winemaking with 2015 Invivo Vintage

TV Personality Graham Norton Takes a Hand at Winemaking with 2015 Invivo Vintage

New Zealand-based Invivo Wine has partnered with television personality Graham Norton for the second Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc, the first to be available in Australia. For the line's flagship release in 2014 Norton, who is a shareholder in the winery, helped to create the limited edition by stomping a barrel of New Zealand grapes. For the 2015 vintage however, the goal was to further his involve...

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Hahn Brewers’ Projects Releases First SKU

Hahn Brewers’ Projects Releases First SKU

Hahn Brewers' Project, a recent initiative from Hahn designed to showcase new beers and styles for occasional beer drinkers, has released its first SKU under the banner— Hahn Radler. The release was modelled off of the traditional European Radler style drink and features a recipe cut with natural lemon (70% lager, 30% natural lemon). Tanya Marler, Lion Brand Director, said Hahn is committed to delivering ...

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