Product Launches & NPD

Margan Vermouth - the World's First Off-Dry Semillon Vermouth

Margan Vermouth - the World

Margan Family Wines is breaking ground with the world’s first vintage off-dry Semillon vermouth. The family team, comprising of husband and wife Andrew and Lisa Margan, as well as children Ollie, Alessa and James, is renowned for their winemaking. Having already celebrated 20 years of award-winning wine, the creation of the new Margan Vermouth promises to be an innovative twist on the traditional fortifie...

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Penfolds Announces Magill Cellar 3 Program - $198,000 for Unprecedented Behind-the-Scenes Access

Penfolds Announces Magill Cellar 3 Program - $198,000 for Unprecedented Behind-the-Scenes Access

For those of you not at Vinexpo, Penfolds has just unveiled it's Magill Cellar 3 Program to a global audience in Hong Kong. Priced at $198,000 AUD, the program promises unprecedented behind-the-scene access to Penfolds’ oldest and most intimate cellar and the opportunity to purchase the rare barrels housed there. The barrels released from Cellar 3, Magill, South Australia are expected to be extremely limi...

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Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc now Available Nation-Wide

Graham Norton

You may know by now that celebrity talk show host Graham Norton has tested his hand in wine-making. Not your ordinary celebrity endorsement, Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc, created by the man himself, has enjoyed global success. What you may not know is that the previously rare and sought after blend is now available across the nation, exclusively through BWS. Having fallen in love with New Zealand w...

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Murray's Brews Eight Beers for Dark Beer Month

Murray

A record eight beers are set to be released during Murray's annual Dark Beer Month this June, including two of the popular 'Wild Thing' Imperial Stouts, which were first launched in 2015. Each year Murray's, located in Port Stephens, NSW brings out a collection of its darkest beers to help ramp up some warmth as winter sets in. Three of the eight beers in 2016 will be bottled, while the following five wil...

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VB Releases Replica of 1958 Can

VB Releases Replica of 1958 Can

Victoria Bitter (VB) has released a replica of the first can design released by the brewery in Australia. The limited edition heritage can will be available nationwide. First made in 1958, the original VB can was made from steel to help keep the beer cool. The metal made the can bigger, but harder to open, so a 'modern' ring pull has been incorporated into the limited edition release to make it easier for...

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Another Stellar Line-Up from Taylors' St Andrews Range

Another Stellar Line-Up from Taylors

Taylors Wines in the Clare Valley has released the latest vintages from its famous St Andrews range. The wines include the 2013 St Andrews Shiraz ($70), 2013 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon ($70), 2014 St Andrews Chardonnay ($40) and 2015 St Andrews Riesling ($40). The St Andrews range is a collection of the very best wines produced at the winery, each a reflection of Taylors’ handcrafted approach to winema...

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John Walker & Sons' Most Complex Blend Yet

John Walker & Sons

This week in Australia Diageo released the 2016 Edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection; a portfolio of rare and innovative blended Scotch whiskies from Johnnie Walker. The new release, named Fine Honeyed Notes, is the most complex whisky that has ever been made for the collection and will retail exclusively in Dan Murphy's. Constructed by Master Blender Jim Beveridge, the final blend dre...

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New Vintage: The Popular Reschke Pierre De Ronsard Rose

New Vintage: The Popular Reschke Pierre De Ronsard Rose

The Reschke winery, located in Coonawarra, has released the 2015 vintage of its popular Pierre De Ronsard Rosé. Reschke's quickest selling wine, the Pierre De Ronsard Rosé is released annually, made from 100 per cent Coonawarra merlot. This is an elegant, dry style of rosé, joining the best selling category of rosé currently. The 2015 vintage was produced from estate grown, fully ripened grapes. The fruit...

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4 Pines Black Box: Available End of April

4 Pines Black Box: Available End of April

4 Pines' newest Keller Door small batch release will be available to bottle shops nationwide from the end of this month. The new release, Black Box, is a collection of four dark beers that walk consumers through a short history of the style. The Black Box collection features a Schwarzbier from 16th century Germany, a Coffee Porter from London's early brewing days, a Black IPA from modern day America and a...

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Lark Distillery and Willie Smith's Release Second Barrel Aged Cider

Lark Distillery and Willie Smith

Lark Distillery and Willie Smith & Sons in Tasmania have created a second release of the Willie Smith's Lark Whisky Barrel Aged Cider. Following the success of the limited edition cider in 2013, the two producers decided to make it an ongoing release. "It was so well received we decided we wanted to regularly release a vintage," Willie Smith's co-owner Sam Reid said. The second release is from the 201...

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